Synonyms of flying


1. flight, flying, air travel, aviation, air

usage: an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"


1. fly, wing, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"

2. fly, move

usage: move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"

3. fly, aviate, pilot, operate, control

usage: operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba"

4. fly, transport, carry

usage: transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

5. fly

usage: cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"

6. fly, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"

7. fly, change

usage: change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"

8. fly, fell, vanish, elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along

usage: pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"

9. fly, travel

usage: travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"

10. fly, show

usage: display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

11. flee, fly, take flight, scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away

usage: run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"

12. fly, travel, journey

usage: travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

13. fly, hit

usage: hit a fly

14. vanish, fly, vaporize, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"


1. fast-flying, flying, moving (vs. nonmoving)

usage: moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers"

2. flying, quick, fast, hurried (vs. unhurried)

usage: hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"

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Definition and meaning of flying (Dictionary)