Dictionary Results for fly


1. fly - noun

· two-winged insects characterized by active flight

Hypernym(s): dipterous_insect, two-winged_insects, dipteran, dipteron




2. fly - noun

· flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent

Synonym(s): tent-fly, rainfly, fly_sheet, tent_flap

Hypernym(s): flap




3. fly - noun

· an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth

Synonym(s): fly_front

Hypernym(s): opening




4. fly - noun

· (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

Synonym(s): fly_ball

Hypernym(s): hit, hitting, striking




5. fly - noun

· fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect

Hypernym(s): fisherman%27s_lure, fish_lure




6. fly - verb

· travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"

Synonym(s): wing

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




7. fly - verb

· move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"

Hypernym(s): move




8. fly - verb

· operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba"

Synonym(s): aviate, pilot

Hypernym(s): operate, control




9. fly - verb

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

Hypernym(s): transport, carry




10. fly - verb

· cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"




11. fly - verb

· be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




12. fly - verb

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

Hypernym(s): change




13. fly - verb

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

Synonym(s): fell, vanish

Hypernym(s): elapse, lapse, pass, slip_by, glide_by, slip_away, go_by, slide_by, go_along




14. fly - verb

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

Hypernym(s): travel




15. fly - verb

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

Hypernym(s): show




16. fly - verb

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

Synonym(s): flee, take_flight

Hypernym(s): 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




17. fly - verb

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

Hypernym(s): travel, journey




18. fly - verb

· hit a fly

Hypernym(s): hit




19. fly - verb

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

Synonym(s): vanish, vaporize

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall




20. fly - adjective

· (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked





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