Synonyms of flight in English:


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See UK English definition of flight

See Spanish definition of vuelo


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

flying, soaring, gliding

2‘the history of flight’

aviation, flying, air transport, aerial navigation, aeronautics

3‘did you have a good flight?’

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’

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

5‘a noisy flight of birds went over’

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

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

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

7‘she ran up a flight of stairs’

staircase, set of stairs, set of steps


    put someone to flight

    ‘the Scots were put to flight with heavy casualties’

    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’

    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, show a clean pair of heels, turn tail, scram
    British informal do a runner, scarper, do a bunk, leg it
    North American informal light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skiddoo
    Australian informal go through, shoot through
    British vulgar slang bugger off
    archaic fly