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a. 1. Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly
or rapidly; intended for rapid movement.Flying army
(Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover
its own garrisons and to keep the enemy in continual alarm.
(Mil.) artillery trained to rapid evolutions, - the men being either
mounted or trained to spring upon the guns and caissons when they
See under Bridge, and Camp.
(Arch.) a contrivance for taking up the thrust of a roof or vault
which can not be supported by ordinary buttresses. It consists of
a straight bar of masonry, usually sloping, carried on an arch,
and a solid pier or buttress sufficient to receive the thrust. The
word is generally applied only to the straight bar with supporting
flags unfurled and waving in the air
To come off with flying colors
to be victorious; to succeed thoroughly in an undertaking.
(Zool.) a young female kangaroo.
a - (Zool.) See Dragon, 6.
b - A meteor. See under Dragon.
a - A fabled Dutch mariner condemned for his crimes to sail the
seas till the day of judgment.
b - A spectral ship.
(Zool.) See Flying fish, in the Vocabulary.
(Zool.) see Flying fox in the vocabulary.
(Zool.) either of two East Indian tree frogs of the genus Rhacophorus
(Rhacophorus nigrapalmatus and Rhacophorus pardalis), having very
large and broadly webbed feet, which serve as parachutes, and enable
it to make very long leaps.
(Zool.) a species of gurnard of the genus Cephalacanthus or Dactylopterus,
with very large pectoral fins, said to be able to fly like the flying
fish, but not for so great a distance.
(Naut.) a sail extended outside of the standing jib, on the flying-jib
(Naut.) an extension of the jib boom.
(Naut.) light sails carried only in fine weather.
(Zool.) See Colugo.
(Civil Engin.) a reconnoissance level over the course of a projected
road, canal, etc.
(Zool.) See Dragon, n. 6.
any apparatus for navigating through the air, especially a heavier-than-air
(Zool.) the opossum mouse (Acrobates pygmæus), a marsupial
of Australia. Called also feathertail glider.
(Mil.) a body of soldiers detailed to hover about an enemy.
(Zool.) one of several species of small marsuupials of the genera
Petaurus and Belideus, of Australia and New Guinea, having lateral
folds like those of the flying squirrels. The sugar squirrel (Belideus
sciureus), and the ariel (Belideus ariel), are the best known; -
called also squirrel petaurus and flying squirrel. See Sugar squirrel.
the fly of a clock.
(Mil.) the rapid construction of trenches (when the enemy's fire
of case shot precludes the method of simple trenching), by means
of gabions placed in juxtaposition and filled with earth.
a shot fired at a moving object, as a bird on the wing.
(Zool.) See Ballooning spider.
(Zool.) an oceanic squid (Ommastrephes Bartramii syn. Sthenoteuthis
Bartramii), abundant in the Gulf Stream, which is able to leap out
of the water with such force that it often falls on the deck of
(Zool.) See Flying squirrel, in the Vocabulary.
a start in a sailing race in which the signal is given while the
vessels are under way.
(Mil.) a torch attached to a long staff and used for signaling at
Noun 1. flying - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was
still an exciting adventure for him"
Adj. 1. flying - capable of or engaged in flight; "the bat
is a flying animal"
2. flying - moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played
the difficult passage with flying fingers"
3. flying - streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current
of air; "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"; "flying
banners"; "flags waving in the breeze"
Synonyms: aflare, waving, flaring
4. flying - designed for swift movement or action; "a flying
police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"
5. flying - of or relating to passage through the air especially
aviation; "a flying time of three hours between cities";
"unidentified flying objects"
6. flying - hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit";
"took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection";
"a fast visit"
Synonyms: quick, fast
7. flying - done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a
racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross
the starting line; "a flying start"; "crossed the
goal line with a flying leap"
To dream that you are flying, signifies a sense of freedom where
you had initially felt restricted and limited. To dream that you
are flying with black wings, signifies bitter disappointments.
aeronautics, agile, air service, airborne, airline, ascending, astronautics,
aviation, axial, back, back-flowing, backward, ballooning, blind
flying, breakneck, brittle, capricious, changeable, cloud-seeding,
commercial aviation, contact flying, corruptible, cruising, cursory,
dashing, deciduous, descending, disappearing, dissolving, double-quick,
down-trending, downward, drifting, dying, eagle-winged, ephemeral,
evanescent, evaporating, expeditious, express, fading, fast, festinate,
feverish, fickle, fleet, fleeting, flight, flitting, flowing, fluent,
fluttering, fly-by-night, fragile, frail, fugacious, fugitive, furious,
galloping, general aviation, gliding, going, gyrational, gyratory,
hair-trigger, hasty, headlong, hovering, hurried, hustling, immediate,
impermanent, impetuous, impulsive, inconstant, instant, insubstantial,
jet-propelled, last-minute, light of heel, light-footed, lively,
melting, mercurial, momentary, mortal, mounting, mutable, nimble,
nimble-footed, nondurable, nonpermanent, on the spot, passing, perishable,
pilotage, plunging, precipitate, progressive, prompt, quick, quick
as lightning, quick as thought, rapid, reckless, reflowing, refluent,
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rotatory, running, rushing, sailing, sailplaning, short-lived, sideward,
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