Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “as the crow flies”

See all translations

as the crow flies

used to say that a distance is measured in a straight line between two points or places
Translations of “as the crow flies”
in Chinese (Traditional) 筆直地,成直線地,沿直線…
in Russian по прямой линии…
in Turkish kuş uçuşu ölçümü, dümdüz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 笔直地,成直线地,沿直线…
in Polish w linii prostej…
(Definition of as the crow flies from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “as the crow flies” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More