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Definition of Flies

Noun: flies  flIz

  1. (theatre) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
Noun: fly  flI
  1. Two-winged insects characterized by active flight
     
  2. Flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    - tent-fly, rainfly [N. Amer], fly sheet, tent flap
     
  3. An opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth
    - fly front
     
  4. (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
    - fly ball
     
  5. Fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
     
  6. [UK] (dated) a horse-drawn carriage
    "a fly at the door from the Kings Arms, and his step-daughter with all her little bags and boxes, getting into it"
Verb: fly (flew,flown)  flI
  1. Travel through the air; be airborne
    "Man cannot fly";
    - wing
     
  2. Move quickly or suddenly
    "He flew about the place"
     
  3. Operate an aeroplane
    "He flew the jet over Cuba";
    - aviate, pilot
     
  4. Transport by aeroplane
    "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
     
  5. Cause to fly or float
    "fly a kite"
     
  6. Be dispersed or disseminated
    "Rumors and accusations are flying"
     
  7. Change quickly from one emotional state to another
    "fly into a rage"
     
  8. Pass away rapidly
    "Time flies like an arrow";
    - fell, vanish
     
  9. (air travel) travel in an aeroplane
    "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
     
  10. Display in the air or cause to float
    "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
     
  11. Run away quickly
    - flee, take flight, cut and run
     
  12. Travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
    "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
     
  13. (baseball) hit a fly
     
  14. Decrease rapidly and disappear
    "the money flew in las Vegas";
    - vanish, vaporize, vaporise [Brit]

See also:
fliers
fliest

Anagrams containing the word flies

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