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flight

noun
 
 
/flaɪt/
JOURNEY [C] A2 a journey in an aircraft: Have you booked your flight yet? The flight to Chicago took 4 hours.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft
AIRCRAFT [C] an aircraft that carries passengers from one place to another: Flight 102 is ready for boarding at Gate 3.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraftTravelling by aircraftAviationMovement through the air
MOVEMENT [U] the movement of flying or moving through the air: an eagle in flightMovement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft
a flight of stairs/steps a set of stairs: The lift was broken so we had to climb six flights of stairs.Stairs and lifts
Translations of “flight”
in Korean 비행, 여행…
in Arabic رِحْلة (جَويّة)…
in French vol, escalier, volée…
in Turkish uçak seyahatı, uçuş, uçma…
in Italian volo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 旅程, 空中航行,航程…
in Russian полет, перелет, рейс…
in Polish lot…
in Spanish vuelo, tramo, bandada…
in Portuguese voo…
in German der Flug, die Treppe, der Schwarm…
in Catalan vol…
in Japanese 飛行, (飛行機の)便…
in Chinese (Simplified) 旅程, 空中航行,航程…
(Definition of flight from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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