Synonyms of flight in English:

flight


See definition of flight

noun

1‘the machine was modelled on the flight of a bird’

SYNONYMS
flying, soaring, gliding

2‘the history of flight’

SYNONYMS
aviation, flying, air transport, aerial navigation, aeronautics

3‘did you have a good flight?’

SYNONYMS
plane trip, trip by air, air trip, journey by air, air journey

4‘Newton's theories allow us to predict the flight of a cricket ball’

SYNONYMS
trajectory, track, flight path, orbit, glide path, approach

5‘a noisy flight of birds went over’

SYNONYMS
flock, flying group
skein, bevy, covey
swarm, cloud, knot, cluster

6‘chroniclers recorded his flight from England after Cnut's death’

SYNONYMS
escape, getaway, fleeing, running away, absconding, retreat, departure, hasty departure, exit, exodus, decamping, disappearance, vanishing

7‘she ran up a flight of stairs’

SYNONYMS
staircase, set of stairs, set of steps

Phrases

    put someone to flight

    ‘the Scots were put to flight with heavy casualties’


    SYNONYMS

    chase away, chase off, drive away, drive back, drive off, drive out, send away, scare off, scatter, scatter to the four winds, disperse, stampede, rout

    British

    see off

    informal

    send packing

    take flight

    ‘many took flight at the air-raid warning’


    SYNONYMS

    flee, run, run away, run off, make a run for it, run for it, be gone, make off, take off, take to one's heels, make a break for it, bolt, beat a retreat, beat a hasty retreat, make a quick exit, make one's getaway, escape, absent oneself, make oneself scarce, abscond, head for the hills, do a disappearing act

    informal

    beat it, clear off, clear out, vamoose, skedaddle, split, cut and run, leg it, show a clean pair of heels, turn tail, scram

    British informal

    do a runner, scarper, do a bunk

    North American informal

    light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skidoo

    Australian informal

    go through, shoot through

    vulgar slang

    bugger off

    archaic

    fly

    ANTONYMS

    remain