Translation of "flight" - English-French dictionary

flight

nounflight /flaɪt/
countable an airplane trip
vol masculine

a flight from London to Boston
un vol de Londres à Boston

We took the late afternoon flight.
Nous avons pris le vol de fin d'après-midi.
countable-uncountable an escape from somewhere
fuite feminine

the army's flight from defeat
la fuite de l'armée pour éviter la défaite
take flight
to escape
prendre la fuite

Villagers took flight from the violence.
Les villageois ont pris la fuite pour échapper à la violence.

(Translation of “flight” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

flight

noun /flait/

act of flying

vol
the flight of a bird.

a journey in a plane

vol
How long is the flight to New York?

a number of steps or stairs

escalier
a flight of steps.

a number of birds etc flying or moving through the air

volée
a flight of geese
a flight of arrows.
flighty adjective

(usually of girls and women) with easily changed ideas; not thinking deeply; always looking for amusement.

écervelé
a flighty girl who finds it difficult to focus on one thing at a time.
flight deck

the upper deck of an aircraft carrier where planes take off or land.

pont d’envol

the forward part of an aeroplane where the pilot and crew sit.

cabine de pilotage
in flight

flying

en vol
Have you seen the geese in flight?
see also fly2.

flight

noun /flait/

the act of fleeing or running away from an enemy, danger etc

fuite
The general regarded the flight of his army as a disgrace.
put to flight

to cause (someone) to flee or run away

mettre en fuite
The army put the rebels to flight.

(Translation of “flight” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)