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fly

adjective (a)

  • Knowing; wide awake; fully understanding another's meaning. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • two-winged insects characterized by active flight (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: fly front
    source: wordnet30
  • (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air (noun.act)
    Synonym: fly ball
    source: wordnet30
  • fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • Any winged insect; esp., one with transparent wings; as, the Spanish fly; firefly; gall fly; dragon fly. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Waste cotton. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked (adj.all)
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • travel through the air; be airborne (verb.motion)
    Synonym: wing
    Example:
    Man cannot fly.
    source: wordnet30
  • move quickly or suddenly (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • operate an airplane (verb.motion)
    Synonym: aviate, pilot
    source: wordnet30
  • transport by aeroplane (verb.contact)
    Example:
    We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to fly or float (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Fly a kite.
    source: wordnet30
  • be dispersed or disseminated (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Rumors and accusations are flying.
    source: wordnet30
  • change quickly from one emotional state to another (verb.change)
    Example:
    Fly into a rage.
    source: wordnet30
  • pass away rapidly (verb.motion)
    Synonym: fell, vanish
    source: wordnet30
  • travel in an airplane (verb.motion)
    Example:
    She is flying to Cincinnati tonight.
    Are we driving or flying?.
    source: wordnet30
  • display in the air or cause to float (verb.perception)
    Example:
    Fly a kite.
    All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N..
    source: wordnet30
  • run away quickly (verb.motion)
    Synonym: flee, take flight
    source: wordnet30
  • travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic.
    source: wordnet30
  • hit a fly (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • decrease rapidly and disappear (verb.change)
    Synonym: vanish, vaporize
    source: wordnet30
  • To move in or pass through the air with wings, as a bird. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to fly or to float in the air, as a bird, a kite, a flag, etc. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To manage (an aircraft) in flight; as, to fly an aëroplane. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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