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Synonym of Fly

Fly Synonyme from Moby Thesaurus


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1. two-winged insects characterized by active flight
(hypernym) dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron
(hyponym) housefly, Musca domestica
(member-holonym) Diptera, order Diptera
(part-meronym) alula, calypter
(derivation) wing
2. flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
(synonym) tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, tent flap
(hypernym) flap
(part-holonym) fly tent
3. an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth
(synonym) fly front
(hypernym) opening
(part-holonym) garment
4. (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
(synonym) fly ball
(hypernym) hit, hitting, striking
(hyponym) blast
(classification) baseball, baseball game, ball
5. fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
(hypernym) fisherman's lure, fish lure
(hyponym) dry fly

1. travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
(synonym) wing
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
(hyponym) buzz
2. move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"
(hypernym) move
3. fly a plane
(synonym) aviate, pilot
(hypernym) operate, control
(hyponym) fly blind
(entail) wing
(derivation) aviator, aeronaut, airman, flier, flyer
(classification) air travel, aviation, air
4. transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
(hypernym) transport, carry
(hyponym) airlift, lift
(verb-group) aviate, pilot
(derivation) flight, flying
5. cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"
(hyponym) kite
(cause) float, drift, be adrift, blow
6. be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
7. change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"
(hypernym) change
8. pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
(synonym) fell, vanish
(hypernym) elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along
(verb-group) vanish, vaporize
9. travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
(hypernym) travel
(hyponym) red-eye
(verb-group) aviate, pilot
(derivation) flier, flyer
(classification) air travel, aviation, air
10. display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
(hypernym) show
11. run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
(synonym) flee, take flight
(hypernym) run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away
(hyponym) break
12. travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
(hypernym) travel, journey
(verb-group) wing
(derivation) flight, flying
13. hit a fly
(hypernym) hit
(derivation) fly ball
(classification) baseball, baseball game, ball
14. decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
(synonym) vanish, vaporize
(hypernym) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
(verb-group) fell, vanish

1. (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
(similar) alert
(classification) colloquialism
(classification) United Kingdom, UK, Great Britain, GB, Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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