Synonyms of flight in English:

flight


See definition of flight

noun

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

SYNONYMS

flying, soaring, gliding

2‘the history of flight’

SYNONYMS

aviation, flying, air transport, aerial navigation, aeronautics

3‘did you have a good flight?’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

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

5‘a noisy flight of birds went over’

SYNONYMS

flock, flying group

skein, bevy, covey

swarm, cloud, knot, cluster

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

SYNONYMS

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

7‘she ran up a flight of stairs’

SYNONYMS

staircase, set of stairs, set of steps


Phrases

    put someone to flight

      ‘the Scots were put to flight with heavy casualties’

      SYNONYMS

      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’

      SYNONYMS

      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, leg it, show a clean pair of heels, turn tail, scram

      British informal

      do a runner, scarper, do a bunk

      North American informal

      light out, bug out, cut out, peel out, take a powder, skidoo

      Australian informal

      go through, shoot through

      vulgar slang

      bugger off

      archaic

      fly

      ANTONYMS

      remain