1. [Noun]: an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"

2. hurried and brief; "paid a flying visit"; "took a flying glance at the book"; "a quick inspection"; "a fast visit"

3. designed for swift movement or action; "a flying police squad is trained for quick action anywhere in the city"

4. streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air; "ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"; "flying banners"; "flags waving in the breeze"

5. done swiftly in or as if in the air; used e.g. of a racing start in which runners are already in motion as they cross the starting line; "a flying start"; "crossed the goal line with a flying leap"

6. of or relating to passage through the air especially aviation; "a flying time of three hours between cities"; "unidentified flying objects"

7. moving swiftly; "fast-flying planes"; "played the difficult passage with flying fingers"

8. capable of or engaged in flight; "the bat is a flying animal"

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