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Overview of noun flies

The noun flies has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. flies

((theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains))


Overview of noun fly

The noun fly has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (6) fly

(two-winged insects characterized by active flight)

2. (1) tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, fly, tent flap

(flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent)

3. (1) fly, fly front

(an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth)

4. (1) fly, fly ball

((baseball) a hit that flies up in the air)

5. fly

(fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect)


Overview of verb fly

The verb fly has 14 senses? (first 9 from tagged texts)
1. (33) fly, wing

(travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly")

2. (9) fly

(move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place")

3. (5) fly, aviate, pilot

(operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba")

4. (3) fly

(transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America")

5. (2) fly

(cause to fly or float; "fly a kite")

6. (2) fly

(be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying")

7. (2) fly

(change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage")

8. (1) fly, fell, vanish

(pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him")

9. (1) fly

(travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?")

10. fly

(display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N.")

11. flee, fly, take flight

(run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled")

12. fly

(travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic")

13. fly

(hit a fly)

14. vanish, fly, vaporize

(decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized")

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