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flight

noun uk   /flaɪt/ us  

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 bad weather. My flight was cancelled.
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flight noun (AIRCRAFT)

[C] an aircraft that is making a particular journey: 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 whole flock of geese took flight (= started flying). 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 invading army.put sb to flight UK old-fashioned to defeat someone and force them to run awaytake flight to run away: The burglars took flight when the alarm sounded.
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flight noun (STAIRS)

C2 [C] a set of steps or stairs, usually between two floors of a building: We live up three flights of stairs.
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…
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