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Definition of flight:

  1. A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.
  2. A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced in one season; as, a flight of arrows.
  3. A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
  4. Lofty elevation and excursion; a mounting; a soaing; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
  5. The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.
  6. The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
  7. The husk or glume of oats.


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