fly fly  /f ˈlaɪ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  2. (n) flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
  3. (n) an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
  4. (n) (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
  5. (n) fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
  6. (v) travel through the air; be airborne
  7. (v) move quickly or suddenly
  8. (v) operate an airplane
  9. (v) transport by aeroplane
  10. (v) cause to fly or float
  11. (v) be dispersed or disseminated
  12. (v) change quickly from one emotional state to another
  13. (v) pass away rapidly
  14. (v) travel in an airplane
  15. (v) display in the air or cause to float
  16. (v) run away quickly
  17. (v) travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
  18. (v) hit a fly
  19. (v) decrease rapidly and disappear
  20. (adj) (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To fish with a fly is to imitate the fly at its various stages of development.
  2. Let's start with an uncomfortable and increasingly important truth: flying's pretty tough on the environment.
  3. Even though they fly in more challenging conditions, medical-helicopter pilots are not required by the FAA to be trained to fly using only their instruments.

News

  1. Fly to MIA, Sail from Fort Lauderdale.

    I'm in the middle of pricing cruises for next February. One potential cruise sails from Fort Lauderdale. It costs $160 more to fly to FLL than to MIA.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Cruise Addicts

  2. Fly fishers want to build new clubhouse

    Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers wants to build a clubhouse at Redding's Clover Creek Preserve. But it has many hurdles to clear before the project moves ahead.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Record Searchlight

  3. Fly Leasing upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup

    Citigroup upgraded Fly Leasing citing lower interest expense following the company's debt re-pricing. The firm raised its price target for shares to $17.30 from $16.60.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Theflyonthewall.com via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "Our intelligence community failed to connect those dots which would have placed the suspect on the no-fly list. It is increasingly clear that intelligence was not fully analyzed or fully leveraged," an angry Obama said. "That's not...
    on Jan 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Daily News

  2. "I would like to make it clear to the fans what the situation is, so that they can understand my decision to fly home to Brazil," Robinho said on his Web site. "Earlier in the month I made Manchester City aware that I needed to return to...
    on Jan 20, 2009 By: Robinho Source: Hindustan Times

  3. "I believe that it's very possible that we can get an agreement so that I have time to fly to Mississippi," McCain told Charlie Gibson.
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: John McCain Source: ABC News

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