Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Flight (military unit)
A flight is a military unit in an air force, naval air service, or army air corps. It is usually composed of three to six aircraft, with their aircrews and ground staff; or, in the case of a non-flying ground flight, no aircraft and a roughly equivalent number of support personnel. In most usages, multiple flights make up a squadron. The "flight" is also a basic unit for intercontinental ballistic missiles. The French equivalent is an "escadrille".
Flight is the process by which an object moves without direct support from a surface.
Flight may also refer to:
Flight is an American comics anthology series edited by Kazu Kibuishi, showcasing young and innovative artists and writers. Image Comics published the first two volumes. In June 2005 Kibuishi announced that the series would move from Image to Ballantine Books from Volume Three on in an attempt to increase sales through mainstream bookstores. Kibuishi also stated that subsequent volumes would be released twice-yearly.
Flight is the process by which an object moves, through an atmosphere (the air in the case of earth) or beyond it (as in the case of spaceflight) without direct support from any surface. This can be achieved by generating aerodynamic lift, propulsive thrust, aerostatically using buoyancy, or by ballistic movement.
The engineering aspects of flight are studied in aerospace engineering which is subdivided into aeronautics, the study of vehicles that travel through the air, and astronautics, the study of vehicles that travel through space, and in ballistics, the study of the flight of projectiles.
Flight is a play by Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov. It is set during the end of the Russian Civil War, when the remnants of the White Army are desperately resisting the Red Army on the Crimean isthmus. The lives of the abandoned Serafima Korzukhina, the university professor Sergei Golubkov and the White generals Charnota and Khludov are closely intertwined.
Written in 1927, the play was rehearsed but never allowed to be performed during Bulgakov's lifetime, as the authorities felt that it glorified the Whites. It wasn't played until 1957, 17 years after Bulgakov's death. The play is the basis for the film The Flight, which premiered in 1970. In 1972 Valentin Bibik composed the opera "Flight" op.12/45, by the same name play of Mikhail Bulgakov, which premiered in 2010 under conductor Roman Kofman.
Flight (1940–1953) was an Australian Thoroughbred racemare that was the highest stakes winning mare in Australasia. Her courageous efforts made her a crowd favourite during the post World War II era and she had victories over some of the great horses of the time including Shannon, Bernborough, Royal Gem and Russia.
She was a bay daughter of Royal Step her dam was the unplaced mare, Lambent (NZ) by Tractor (GB). A half-sister to Flight, Sparkle (NZ) by Colonel Cygnus (GB), won the 1940 Dunedin Cup. Flight was inbred to Chelandry and also to St Simon in the fourth and fifth (4x5) generations. She was purchased at the 1942 Sydney yearling sales by Brian Crowley (a future chairman of the AJC) for 60 guineas.
Flight is an English opera in three acts, with music by Jonathan Dove and libretto by April De Angelis. The work was commissioned by Glyndebourne Opera and premiered on 24 September 1998 by Glyndebourne Touring Opera. After its large success, the work had its professional world premiere at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in a production by Richard Jones on their mainstage in 1999 and was revived in August 2005.
De Angelis took part of the inspiration for the plot from the true-life story of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian refugee who lived at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, for several years, unable to exit the airport terminal. (Some of the same real events surrounding Nasseri were later used in the story for the Steven Spielberg film The Terminal, independently conceived after the opera.)
Dove has also arranged music from Flight into an orchestral " Airport Scenes" for concert performances. This suite was first performed in Warwick in 2006.
24 September 1998
Glyndebourne Touring Opera
Glyndebourne Festival Opera's main stage
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Professional world premiere, production by Richard Jones
8 June 2003
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
First US performance, production directed by Colin Graham.
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium
3 March 2006
Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Australian premiere under the artistic direction of Brett Sheehy, won Australia's 2006 Helpmann Award for Best Opera.
British Youth Opera
Gerald W. Lynch Theater, New York
New York premiere
Holland Park Theatre, London, UK
Opera Holland Park
London professional premiere
The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
Flight (Steinbeck story)
"Flight" is a short story by American writer John Steinbeck, first published in his collection '' The Long Valley''. It appears in the ledger notebook under the title "Man Hunt". The story outlines a young man, Pépé, who is sent into town by his mother. She says he is not yet a man. While he is gone, Pépé kills a man, and after his return, he is forced to flee.
Category:Short stories by John Steinbeck Category:1938 short stories
In cricket, the flight of the ball is its trajectory through the air between being released by the bowler and bouncing on the pitch. The flight of a delivery may be varied by changing the pace of the ball or through use of the Magnus force.
Flight is a key weapon of spin bowlers. A common objective of spin bowling is to beat the batsman "in the flight". This implies that the bowler has deliberately varied the trajectory of the ball in order to deceive the batsman as to the exact location it will land. This may result in the batsman missing or mis-hitting the ball and thus being dismissed.
If the bowler bowls the ball slightly slower or with topspin, then the ball will land further away from the batsman that he would otherwise anticipate, whereas if the bowler bowls the ball slightly quicker or with backspin, then the ball will land closer to the batsman. Applying a lateral Magnus force will make the ball move sideways in the air, this is known as drift.
The term "flighted delivery" is often used to describe a delivery that is bowled slightly slower with a higher trajectory. This is seen as an aggressive tactic for spin bowlers.
A quicker delivery with a lower trajectory is sometimes described as "flat" or "flatter". In one-day cricket, spinners will often "push through" flatter deliveries, as they are perceived as more difficult to strike for boundaries by aggressive batsmen.
Flight is a novel written by Sherman Alexie. It is written in the first-person, from the viewpoint of a Native American teenager who calls himself Zits, "a time traveling mass murderer." Zits is a foster child, having spent the majority of his life moving from one negative or abusive family experience to another. His friend, Justice, introduces Zits to a new way of thinking, and to the idea of committing random violence. Just in the middle of one of these incidents, Zits is thrust into the body of a stranger—which would become the first of many similar incidents. The story confronts Zits' feelings of vulnerability as a misunderstood teenager, orphan, and as a Native American person.
Flight (1929 film)
Flight is a 1929 adventure and aviation film directed by Frank Capra. The film stars Jack Holt, Lila Lee and Ralph Graves, who also came up with the story, for which Capra wrote the dialogue. Dedicated to the United States Marine Corps, the production was greatly aided by their full cooperation.
Flight (Lessing story)
"Flight" is a 1957 short story by Doris Lessing. It deals with an old man who is against his eighteen-year-old granddaughter getting married, bringing him into conflict with not only her and her fiance, but also his daughter, who was herself married even younger and whose other three daughters have already been married.
Flight (2009 film)
Flight (; also known as Fly High) is a 2009 South Korean film.
Flight (2012 film)
Flight is a 2012 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The film stars Denzel Washington as William "Whip" Whitaker Sr., an airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after it suffers an in-flight mechanical failure, saving nearly everyone on board. Immediately following the crash, he is hailed a hero, but an investigation soon leads to questions that put the captain in a different light.
Flight was the first live-action film directed by Robert Zemeckis since Cast Away and What Lies Beneath, both released in 2000, and his first R-rated film since Used Cars in 1980. It was the second collaboration of Denzel Washington and John Goodman, who had previously worked together in the 1998 film Fallen. It was also a box office success, grossing over $161 million worldwide and received mostly positive reviews. The film was nominated twice at the 85th Academy Awards, for Best Actor (Denzel Washington) and Best Original Screenplay ( John Gatins).
Flight (Thorgeir Stubø album)
Flight (released 1988 in Oslo, Norway by Hot Club Records - HCR 25) is a studioalbum (LP) by the Norwegian guitarist Thorgeir Stubø, including two live recordings.
Flight is a public art work by artist Arlie Sinaiko located at the Lynden Sculpture Garden near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sculpture is an abstract form made bronze; it is V-shaped and installed on the lawn.
Flight (1958 TV show)
Flight was an American television anthology series that aired in syndication from 1958 to 1959. The series originally aired for one season, with 38 half-hour episodes produced. It was created with the assistance of the United States Air Force and featured retired General George C. Kenney as the host and opening narrator.
Flight (Lifehouse song)
"Flight" is a 2014 song by American alternative rock band Lifehouse. Written by lead singer Jason Wade, the track served as a preview of the band's album Out of the Wasteland, release in May 2015. It was the first new recording released by the band since their hiatus in July 2013.
Flight (Grey's Anatomy)
"Flight" is the twenty-fourth and final episode of the eighth season of the American television medical drama Grey's Anatomy, and the show's 172nd episode overall. It was written by series creator Shonda Rhimes, and directed by Rob Corn. The episode was originally broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in the United States on May 17, 2012. In the episode, six doctors from Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital who are victims of an aviation accident fight to stay alive, but Dr. Lexie Grey ( Chyler Leigh) ultimately dies. Other storylines occur in Seattle where Dr. Richard Webber ( James Pickens, Jr.) plans his annual dinner for the departing residents, Dr. Owen Hunt ( Kevin McKidd) fires Dr. Teddy Altman ( Kim Raver), and Dr. Miranda Bailey ( Chandra Wilson) gets engaged.
The episode marked Leigh's and Raver's final appearance to the series. Exterior filming of the accident took place at Big Bear Lake, California. Jason George reprised his role as a guest star, whereas James LeGros made his first appearance. The episode opened to mixed reviews from television critics, with some criticizing the death of Lexie, but praising Leigh's performance, in addition to Ellen Pompeo ( Dr. Meredith Grey)'s and Eric Dane ( Dr. Mark Sloan)'s. "Flight" earned Rhimes an NAACP Image Award nomination and it was also nominated under several categories of Entertainment Weekly finale awards. Upon its initial airing, the episode was viewed by 11.44 million Americans, garnered a 4.1/11 Nielsen rating/share in the 18–49 demographic, ranking fourth for the night in terms of viewership, and registering as Thursday's highest-rated drama.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Flight \Flight\ (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle['o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle['o]n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See Flee, Fly.]
The act of flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.
Like the night owl's lazy flight.
The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape danger or expected evil; hasty departure.
Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.
--Matt. xxiv. 20.
Fain by flight to save themselves.
Lofty elevation and excursion; a mounting; a soaring; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.
Could he have kept his spirit to that flight, He had been happy.
His highest flights were indeed far below those of Taylor.
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.
Swift flights of angels ministrant.
Like a flight of fowl Scattered winds and tempestuous gusts.
A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.
A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft. [Obs.]
Challenged Cupid at the flight.
Not a flight drawn home E'er made that haste that they have.
--Beau. & Fl.
The husk or glume of oats. [Prov. Eng.]
a trip made by or in a flying vehicle, as an airplane, spacecraft, or aeronautical balloon.
A scheduled flight on a commercial airline; as, the next flight leaves at 8 o'clock.
Flight feathers (Zo["o]l.), the wing feathers of a bird, including the quills, coverts, and bastard wing. See Bird.
To put to flight, To turn to flight, to compel to run away; to force to flee; to rout.
to take a flight, to make a trip in an airplane, especially a scheduled flight.
Syn: Pair; set. See Pair.
(context obsolete English) fast, swift. n. 1 The act of flying. 2 An instance of flying. 3 A collective term for doves or swallows. 4 A journey made by an aircraft, eg a balloon, plane or space shuttle, particularly one between two airports, which needs to be reserved in advance. 5 The act of fleeing. (''Flight'' is the noun which corresponds to the verb ''flee''.) 6 A set of stairs or an escalator. A series of stairs between landings. 7 A floor which is reached by stairs or escalators. 8 A feather on an arrow or dart used to help it follow an even path. 9 A paper plane. 10 (context cricket English) The movement of a spinning ball through the air - concerns its speed, trajectory and drift. 11 The ballistic trajectory of an arrow or other projectile. 12 An aerodynamics surface designed to guide such a projectile's trajectory. 13 An air force unit. 14 Several sample glasses of a specific wine varietal or other beverage. The pours are smaller than a full glass and the flight will generally include three to five different samples. 15 (context engineering English) The shaped material forming the thread of a screw. v
(context cricket of a spin bowler English) To throw the ball in such a way that it has more airtime and more spin than usual. Etymology 2
n. The act of fleeing.
v. shoot a bird in flight
fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"
decorate with feathers; "fledge an arrow" [syn: fledge]
n. a formation of aircraft in flight
an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him" [syn: flying]
the act of escaping physically; "he made his escape from the mental hospital"; "the canary escaped from its cage"; "his flight was an indication of his guilt" [syn: escape]
an air force unit smaller than a squadron
passing above and beyond ordinary bounds; "a flight of fancy"; "flights of rhetoric"; "flights of imagination"
the path followed by an object moving through space [syn: trajectory]
a flock of flying birds
a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports; "I took the noon flight to Chicago"
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"act of flying," Old English flyht "a flying, act or power of flying," from Proto-Germanic *flukhtiz (cognates: Dutch vlucht "flight of birds," Old Norse flugr, Old High German flug, German Flug "flight"), from Proto-Germanic *flug-ti-, from PIE *pluk-, from root *pleu- "to flow" (see fly (v.1)).\n
\nSpelling altered late 14c. from Middle English fliht (see fight (v.)). Sense of "swift motion" is from mid-13c.. Meaning "an instance of flight" is 1785, originally of ballooning. Sense of "a number of things passing through the air together" is from mid-13c. Meaning "series of stairs between landings" is from 1703. Figuratively, "an excursion" of fancy, imagination, etc., from 1660s. Flight-path is from 1908; flight-test (v.) from 1919; flight-simulator from 1947 (originally in rocketry); flight-attendant from 1946.
"act of fleeing," c.1200, flihht, not found in Old English, but presumed to have existed and cognate with Old Saxon fluht, Old Frisian flecht "act of fleeing," Dutch vlucht, Old High German fluht, German Flucht, Old Norse flotti, Gothic þlauhs, from Proto-Germanic *flug-ti- (see flight (n.1)). To put (someone or something) to flight "rout, defeat" is from late 14c., the earlier verb form do o' flight (early 13c.).
Usage examples of "flight".
Their flight to Achillea and the slingshot round its moon had passed off flawlessly.
Well, now she knew why Kinaveral Admin had put such a nice bonus on this job--and now she knew better than to take another flight to Banth.
It was as if the Southern Welt had been emptied in its entirety, and sunlight glinted off the armor that some of the Aerians were strong enough to bear in full flight.
They learned later that the girl had taken frequent flights in the South, where her father had, for a time, entered into the business of giving aeroplane flights for money at county fairs and the like.
Making the trip down ten flights would be the ultimate way to flip off her agoraphobia, a fitting cap to her week of desensitization and self-improvement.
The commons appeared determined no longer to brook a delay of the agrarian law, and extreme violence was on the eve of being resorted to, when it was ascertained from the burning of the country-houses and the flight of the peasants that the Volscians were at hand: this circumstance checked the sedition that was now ripe and almost breaking out.
They were on the same level now as the first of the two upper flights, which he could see were the new Fokkers, with aileron extensions and the extra lifting surface between the wheels.
Flying Officer Charles Haynes, the bomb aimer, was operating the H2S on this flight.
Flight Lieutenant Alfred Mug-geridge, bomb aimer in a 156 Squadron Lancaster shot down that night near Magdeburg, describes how his aircraft was attacked by a night fighter.
Flight Sergeant Ivan Taylor was the Australian bomb aimer in a Blind Marker Lancaster of 7 Squadron.
Should the weather deteriorate sufficiently to endanger our return flight we have been ordered to make a landing on the airfield near the town of Kalinin.
The walls seemed to press in around Alec as he followed the warder up flight after drafty flight of stone stairs.
The birds withdrew in frenzied flight, probably alighting somewhere beyond, since they were no longer on the wing.
It spun and bucked, alighting on stiffened legs, and Hilliard took flight, landing flat in a muddy puddle a full yard away.
When all hands were accounted for, Drake ordered the ship turned to align the photon drive with the direction of flight.