fly|ing

fly|ing
fly|ing «FLY ihng», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. that flies; moving through the air: »

the handsome young man on the flying trapeze (George Leybourne).

2. floating or waving in the air.
3. swift; rapid: »

Earth rolls back beneath the flying steed (Alexander Pope).

4. short and quick; hasty: »

a flying visit.

6. organized for rapid movement or prompt action: »

a flying squad.

–n.
1. the act of a person or thing that flies. SYNONYM(S): flight.
2. Theater. a) a method of changing scenery by raising and lowering units suspended overhead as they are needed on the stage. b) a drop, curtain, border, ceiling, or other unit used in flying.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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