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1. fly

verb. ['ˈflaɪ'] travel through the air; be airborne.

Synonyms

  • move
  • travel
  • flight
  • hover
  • soar
  • buzz
  • go
  • locomote
  • fly on
  • wing

Antonyms

  • bottom out
  • top out
  • miss
  • defend

Etymology

  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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  • whereby
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  • versailles
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  • retry
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Example sentences of the word fly


1. Verb, base form
Whether your puppy can fly in the cabin of the plane depends on his size and weight.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Once the legs indicate something edible, the fly will taste it again with the mouth before consuming it.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Remember, not all birds fly.

Quotes containing the word fly


1. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes

2. I decided to fly through the air and live in the sunlight and enjoy life as much as I could.
- Evel Knievel

3. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears."After all this time?""Always,"said Snape.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

2. fly

verb. ['ˈflaɪ'] move quickly or suddenly.

Antonyms

  • unskillfulness

Etymology

  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. fly

verb. ['ˈflaɪ'] operate an airplane.

Synonyms

  • test fly
  • control
  • hedgehop
  • aviate
  • flat-hat
  • balloon
  • fly blind
  • wing
  • jet
  • hydroplane
  • hang glide
  • pilot
  • soar
  • operate
  • fly contact
  • seaplane
  • solo

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • recede
  • discontinue
  • keep down

Etymology

  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. fly

noun. ['ˈflaɪ'] two-winged insects characterized by active flight.

Synonyms

  • house fly
  • horn fly
  • dipteran
  • tzetze
  • tzetze fly
  • tachina fly
  • two-winged insects
  • Haematobia irritans
  • dipteron
  • glossina
  • blow fly
  • Musca domestica
  • order Diptera
  • tsetse
  • tsetse fly
  • Sarcophaga carnaria
  • Diptera
  • alula
  • flesh fly
  • dipterous insect
  • bee fly
  • gadfly
  • blowfly
  • housefly

Antonyms

  • confine
  • fail
  • idle
  • integrate

Etymology

  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. fly

verb. ['ˈflaɪ'] transport by aeroplane.

Synonyms

  • aviate
  • airlift
  • pilot
  • carry
  • lift

Antonyms

  • continue
  • conform to
  • enrich
  • attach

Etymology

  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. fly

verb. ['ˈflaɪ'] change quickly from one emotional state to another.

Antonyms

  • promote

Etymology

  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. fly

verb. ['ˈflaɪ'] cause to fly or float.

Synonyms

  • drift
  • kite
  • blow
  • float

Antonyms

  • inconspicuous
  • unimpressive
  • narrow
  • fall back

Etymology

  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. fly

verb. ['ˈflaɪ'] be dispersed or disseminated.

Synonyms

  • travel
  • go
  • locomote

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • disappear
  • make
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. fly

noun. ['ˈflaɪ'] flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent.

Synonyms

  • fly sheet
  • rainfly
  • tent-fly
  • fly tent
  • flap

Antonyms

  • confront
  • lend oneself
  • keep quiet
  • function

Etymology

  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. fly

noun. ['ˈflaɪ'] (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air.

Synonyms

  • blast
  • hitting
  • fly ball
  • striking
  • flare
  • pop-fly
  • line drive
  • pop-up
  • hit
  • Texas leaguer
  • pop fly

Antonyms

  • ebb
  • malfunction
  • unearned run
  • earned run

Etymology

  • flien (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fleogan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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