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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The frequent flyer yearns to be grounded.
▪ To call Michael Lawrence a high flyer would be an understatement.
▪ Chairman's list managers are the accomplished high flyers.
▪ He was younger than McCready by a decade, a high flyer with a good degree and private wealth.
▪ Wesley Smith Still to come on Central News, happy landings for a high flyer.
▪ The occasional movie star divorce. High flyers.
▪ There are courses for the beginner, for the high-flyer and for those wishing to specialise.
▪ He knew now that he himself would never have made a flyer.
▪ It's a journey of around 15,000 miles and these champion flyers don't even take a map with them!
▪ Not all authorities agree on this point and many experienced flyers maintain that the horizontal stabiliser is unnecessary.
▪ The flyer about the rally is taped to the wall behind the counter.
▪ The Tumbleweed reported that a forensics expert will examine the flyers to determine the identity of the author or authors.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Flyer \Fly"er\, n. [See Flier.]

  1. One that uses wings.

  2. The fly of a flag: See Fly, n., 6.

  3. Anything that is scattered abroad in great numbers as a theatrical programme, an advertising leaf, etc.

  4. (Arch.) One in a flight of steps which are parallel to each other(as in ordinary stairs), as distinguished from a winder.

  5. The pair of arms attached to the spindle of a spinning frame, over which the thread passes to the bobbin; -- so called from their swift revolution. See Fly, n., 11.

  6. The fan wheel that rotates the cap of a windmill as the wind veers.
    --Internat. Cyc.

  7. (Stock Jobbing) A small operation not involving ? considerable part of one's capital, or not in the line of one's ordinary business; a venture. [Cant]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

also flier, mid-15c., "that which flies, thing or creature that flies," agent noun of fly (v.1). Meaning "something that goes fast" is from 1795. Meaning "speculative investment, financial venture" is from 1846 (on the notion of a "flying leap"). Meaning "small handbill or fly-sheet" is from 1889, U.S. slang (originally especially of police bulletins), on notion of "made to be scattered broadcast." Meaning "aviator" (1916) developed in World War I. Related: Fliers; flyers.


n. 1 A machine that fly. 2 Someone who pilots or rides in an airplane. 3 A leaflet, often for advertising. 4 The part of a spinning machine that twists the thread as it takes it to, and winds it on the bobbin 5 (context architecture English) An arch that connects a flying buttress into the structure it supports. 6 (context acrobatics cheerleading English) The person who is lifted and/or thrown by another person or persons. 7 (context firearms English) A stray shot away from the group on a target. 8 A standard rectangular step of a staircase (as opposed to a winder). 9 A female kangaroo; a roo; a doe; a jill. 10 A leap or jump. 11 A risky investment or other venture. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To distribute flyers (leaflets). 2 (context transitive English) To distribute flyers in (a location) or to (recipients).

  1. n. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution; "he mailed the circular to all subscribers" [syn: circular, handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, throwaway]

  2. someone who travels by air [syn: flier]

  3. someone who operates an aircraft [syn: aviator, aeronaut, airman, flier]


Flyer or flier may refer to:

  • An aviator
  • Flyer (pamphlet), a single-page leaflet
FLYER (magazine)

FLYER is a monthly magazine for the UK general aviation community. It is published by Seager Publishing. The Magazine competes with Pilot and advertising-based freesheet, Loop. The headquarters of FLYER is in Bath.

FLYER is perhaps best known for the Flyer Forums, an online discussion forum focussing on the general aviation (GA) community.

Flyer (album)

Flyer is a 15-track studio album, primarily of original material by the singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith, released in 1994. It was nominated for Best Contemporary Folk Album in the 37th Annual Grammy Awards (March 1, 1995). The album has contributions from Peter Buck, Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton, Adam Duritz, The Chieftains and the Indigo Girls.

Flyer (automobile)

The Flyer was a brass era automobile manufactured in Mt. Clemens, Michigan by the Flyer Motor Car Company from 1913-1914. The Flyer had a monobloc four-cylinder water-cooled engine with selective transmission.

Flyer (band)

Flyer is a Croatian pop band from Zagreb, Croatia, formed in 1996. The members of the band are Petra Geber (lead vocals), Bianka Zugelj and Lara Antic (backing vocals), Ivan Dumalovski (guitar), Ivo Dunat (bass), Zeljko Kozar (drums) and Mario Kovac (keyboards). In July 2003, they recorded a demo album to win the demonstrated band festival IDEMO among 50 other bands. In October 2003 they were signed by Croatia Records, and released their first single in April 2004.

Flyer (New-Gen)

Flyer (Jude Jackson) is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character appears in the NEW-GEN comic books. Created by Chris Matonti, J.D. Matonti, and Julia Coppola, he first appeared in NEW-GEN #1 (2010). He is a founding member of the A.P.N.G., and gained his powers when Deadalus released a nanobot plague on the world of New-Gen.

Flyer (pamphlet)

A flyer is a form of paper advertisement intended for wide distribution and typically posted or distributed in a public place, handed out to individuals or sent through the mail. In the 2010s, flyers range from inexpensively photocopied leaflets to expensive, glossy, full-colour circulars.

Flyer (yacht)

Flyer (also known as Alaska Eagle 1981-2013) is a one off aluminium ocean racing ketch designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Jachtwerf W. Huisman. She won the 1977–78 Whitbread Round the World Race skippered by Conny van Rietschoten.

Flyer (wrestler)

Flyer (born October 3, 1994 in Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico) is the ring name of a Mexican Luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler. He is the grandson of Ramón Ibarra Banda who has wrestled as "Volador" and "Super Parka" over the years and the nephew of Ramón Ibarra Rivera who has wrestled all over the world as "Volador Jr.". Flyer currently works for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) as a tecnico (wrestling term for those that portray the "good guys"). El Flyer's full birth name is not a matter of public record, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans.

Usage examples of "flyer".

To the surprise of even two such veteran flyers as John Ross and Tom Meeks, the airplane had gone less than fifty yards when she began to rise as gracefully as a swallow in response to her up-turned ailerons and elevators.

Frotch called Bade to say that the special Flyer Command mission was coming in to report.

Then, speeding through the evening dews, A dozen lighted windows glide-- The East-bound flyer for New York, Soft as a magic-lantern slide.

She drew stares, turning the flyer back in at the rental desk while trailed politely by a large, fully-armed, half-armored soldier and a dwarfish man with bloody clothes and bandages on his wrists, but on the other hand, they had a bubble-car all to themselves for the ride back to the apartment.

Geble was right, for the day came when dozens of flyers descended upon Gola from Detaxal.

The Assistant Adjutant, Jammy Giles, was there, of course, tipping back in his chair until it nearly fell over, laughing noisily and joking with a group of flyers in the front row.

Not PF Flyers, the shoes that would have allowed me to run faster, jump higher, and sculpt the froth of space-time, but just an old pair of Keds with frayed laces.

Security, the legendary Carl Linga William Eiheji, Zen archer, watercolorist, karate master, philosopher, former flyer, and flower arranger.

Crashing through windows with a swift tinkle of glass, then through the uncolored dark of the canopy world, to the rickety craft named Swift Wisdom that would go up one more time but would never be able to come down again, the last two flyers escaped through the pachydermous canopy.

Shannon at El Ranchito, the flyer announcing that Dani Settler had gone missing.

For the mires expander and the converters, lowering, as they did, the mass of the flyer, eliminating inertia, fitted with the fusion engine of the Delanians as Rei fitted with Miaree.

The horizon opened perpetually before the speeding flyer, and landscape and skyscape flickered past.

From the belly of the flyer had come what the Tusker could only describe as a long root.

Major Domo shepherded the gray-robed Archon toward one of the waiting flyers.

Tomorrow I shall reserve a compartment on the Flyer arriving Kensington at 5:00 p.