- flightW2S3 [flaıt] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(travel)¦2¦(flying)¦3¦(movement through air)¦4¦(stairs)¦5¦(escape)¦6 flight of fancy/imagination/fantasy7¦(birds)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[: Old English; Origin: flyht]1.) ¦(TRAVEL)¦a journey in a plane or space vehicle, or the plane or vehicle that is making the journey▪ He immediately booked a flight to Toulouse.▪ Bernstein caught the first flight out of Washington.▪ We need to hurry or we'll miss our flight .▪ All flights out of Chicago were cancelled .▪ Many people have trouble sleeping after a long flight .▪ a short flight in a hot air balloon▪ Soon smoking will be banned on all domestic flights .▪ The number of international flights fell last year.▪ British Airways offers non-stop flights from London to Tehran.▪ We only had 20 minutes to make our connecting flight .2.) ¦(FLYING)¦[U]when something flies through the airin flight▪ pelicans in flight▪ In 1968, the first supersonic airliner took flight (=began flying) .3.) ¦(MOVEMENT THROUGH AIR)¦[U]an object's or bird's movement through the air▪ During its flight, the weapon twists and turns.4.) ¦(STAIRS)¦a set of stairs between one floor and the next▪ Bert lives two flights down from here.a flight of stairs/steps▪ She fell down a whole flight of stairs.5.) ¦(ESCAPE)¦[U]when you leave a place in order to try and escape from a person or a dangerous situationflight from▪ Donald Wood's hasty flight from South Africa early in 1978take flight also take to flight BrE▪ When the alarm sounded, the whole gang took flight.put sb to flight(=make someone run away especially by fighting or threatening them)6.) flight of fancy/imagination/fantasythoughts, ideas etc that are full of imagination but that are not practical or sensible7.) ¦(BIRDS)¦a group of birds all flying togetherflight of▪ a flight of swallows▬▬▬▬▬▬▬COLLOCATES for sense 1book a flightcatch a flight (=get on a plane to go somewhere)miss a flight (=arrive too late to get on a plane)cancel a flighta long/short flighta domestic flight (=to another place in the same country)an international flight (=to another country)a non-stop/direct flighta connecting flight (=a flight to continue a journey, after a previous flight)▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.