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"flight" in British English

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flightnoun

uk   /flaɪt/  us   /flaɪt/
  • flight noun (JOURNEY)

A2 [C] a ​journey in an ​aircraft: I'll never ​forget my first flight. How was ​your flight? All flights to New York today are ​delayed because of ​badweather. My flight was ​cancelled.

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  • flight noun (AIRCRAFT)

[C] an ​aircraft that is making a ​particularjourney: Flight 474 to Buenos Aires is now ​boarding at Gate 9.

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  • flight noun (MOVEMENT)

[U] an ​occasion when something ​flies or ​moves through the ​air: an ​eagle in flight Suddenly the ​wholeflock of ​geese took flight (= ​startedflying). Modern ​missiles are so ​accurate because ​their flight is ​controlled by ​computer.
[C] UK a ​group of ​birds, ​aircraft, etc. ​flying together: a flight of ​geese/​swans
  • flight noun (ESCAPE)

[U] (an ​act or ​example of) ​escape, ​running away, or ​avoiding something: They ​lost all ​their possessions during ​their flight from the ​invadingarmy.
put sb to flight UK old-fashioned
to ​defeat someone and ​force them to ​run away
take flight
to ​run away: The ​burglars took flight when the ​alarmsounded.

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  • flight noun (SET)

C2 [C] a set of ​steps or ​stairs, usually between two ​floors of a ​building: We ​live up three flights of ​stairs.
specialized food & drink [C] a ​number of different ​types of ​wine, ​beer, etc. for ​tasting: Wine ​barpatrons can ​sample flights of ​wine. A ​wine flight is ​available to ​accompany the ​tastingmenu at £ 35 ​perperson.
(Definition of flight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flight" in American English

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flightnoun

 us   /flɑɪt/
  • flight noun (FLYING)

[C/U] an ​aircrafttrip, or the ​occasion of being a ​passenger in an ​aircraft: [C] We’ll be ​arrivinghome on ​Tuesday on flight 147. [C] All flights out of Midway have been ​canceled because of ​badweather. [C] We had a ​smooth flight all the way.
[C/U] Flight is also the ​act or ​process of ​flying: [C] We ​watched a flight of ​geese (= a ​groupflying together). [U] Some ​peoplethink that too much ​money is ​spent on ​space flight.
  • flight noun (ESCAPE)

[U] escape from a ​particularsituation, or the ​act of ​leaving: their flight from ​poverty The flight of manufacturers to the ​Southstripped Massachusetts of ​itsfactories.
  • flight noun (STAIRS)

[C] a set of ​stairsconnecting one ​floor and the next in a ​building or other ​structure: We had to ​climb three flights of ​stairs.
(Definition of flight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"flight" in Business English

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flightnoun [C]

uk   us   /flaɪt/
TRANSPORT a journey in an ​aircraft: You should ​leave now or you'll miss your flight.a flight to/from sth She is ​booked on the 8 a.m. flight to New York.domestic/international flights The ​companyoperates eight ​domestic flights in Finland. scheduled/charter flights The ​priceincludesaccommodation and ​returnscheduled flights. long-haul/​short-haul flights
ECONOMICS a ​situation in which ​people or ​goodsmove quickly away from a ​place to ​escape a ​badsituation: He ​added that he didn't ​think there was a ​risk of flight of city ​employees. A ​return of ​financial calm to the country should ​reduce capital flight.
the top flight
people who are at the ​highestlevel in a ​job or ​businessactivity: With this movie he ​joined the ​top flight of Hollywood ​directors.
FINANCE companies whose ​shares are ​worth the most ​money: Corporate ​news was ​dominated by ​firms outside the ​top flight.
(Definition of flight from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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