Fly Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
Definitions from Wordnet 2.0
- (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
- two-winged insects characterized by active flight
- an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth
- fisherman''s lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
- flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
- decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"
- change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"
- hit a fly
- transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
- be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"
- travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
- move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"
- travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
- cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"
- travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
- fly a plane
- pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"
- run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
- display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."
- (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked
Definitions from Wiktionary
- two-winged insects characterized by active flight ,
- flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent ,
- an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth ,
- (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air ,
- fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect
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Fly Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia
A fly (plural: flies) is an insect of the order Diptera. The Diptera is a large order of advanced flying insects.
Their most obvious distinction from other insects is in their flight. A typical fly has two flight wings on its thorax and a pair of halteres. The halteres, which evolved from the hind wings, act as flight sensors: they are balance organs. Also flies have large eyes with excellent wide-angle vision.
With the help of their eyes and halteres, flies are exceptional fliers. They can avoid most predators, and are the most difficult insects to capture by hand. Their jinks, dives and turns to avoid their predators is their main adaptation.
The only other order of insects bearing two true, functional wings plus any form of halteres are the Strepsiptera, a small order of insects. In contrast to the flies, the Strepsiptera evolved their halteres from their front wings and their flight wings are their rear wings.
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* It is easy to fly into a passion--anybody can do that--but to be angry with the right person and at the right time and with the right object and in the right way--that is not easy, and it is not everyone who can do it. - Aristotle
* To fly from, need not be to hate, makind All are not fit with them to stir and toil, Nor is it discontent to keep the mind Deep in its fountain. - George Gordon Byron
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