flying Definition

  • 1moving or able to move through the air with wings
  • 2operating or moving in the air
  • 3done while in flight

Using flying: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "flying" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The flying bird soared over the trees.

  • Example

    The plane was flying at a high altitude.

  • Example

    She took a flying leap off the diving board.

  • Example

    He is a licensed flying instructor.

flying Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for flying

Phrases with flying

  • to succeed or pass something with ease and excellence


    She passed her driving test with flying colors.

  • to be very happy or successful


    After winning the championship, the team was flying high.

  • a brief visit


    I'm just making a flying visit to drop off some paperwork.


Summary: flying in Brief

The term 'flying' [ˈflaɪɪŋ] refers to movement through the air, whether by wings or aircraft. It can also describe actions done while in flight, such as 'She took a flying leap off the diving board.' The phrase 'flying colors' denotes success, while 'flying high' describes happiness or success. 'Flying visit' means a brief visit.

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