W2S3 [flaıt] n
3¦(movement through air)¦
6 flight of fancy/imagination/fantasy
[: 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 air
in flight
pelicans in flight
In 1968, the first supersonic airliner took flight (=began flying) .
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 situation
flight from
Donald Wood's hasty flight from South Africa early in 1978
take 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/fantasy
thoughts, ideas etc that are full of imagination but that are not practical or sensible
7.) ¦(BIRDS)¦
a group of birds all flying together
flight of
a flight of swallows
COLLOCATES for sense 1
book a flight
catch a flight (=get on a plane to go somewhere)
miss a flight (=arrive too late to get on a plane)
cancel a flight
a long/short flight
a domestic flight (=to another place in the same country)
an international flight (=to another country)
a non-stop/direct flight
a connecting flight (=a flight to continue a journey, after a previous flight)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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