Flight vs Fleeing - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between flight and fleeing

is that flight is the act of flying or flight can be the act of fleeing while fleeing is the act of one who flees.

As verbs the difference between flight and fleeing

is that flight is (cricket|of a spin bowler) to throw the ball in such a way that it has more airtime and more spin than usual while fleeing is .

As an adjective flight

is (obsolete) fast, swift.

flight

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl) flyht, from (etyl) . Cognate with Dutch vlucht, German Flucht (etymology 2).

Noun

  • The act of flying.
  • Birds are capable of flight
  • An instance of flying.
  • The migrating birds' flight took them to Africa.
  • A collective term for doves or swallows.
  • A journey made by an aircraft, eg a balloon, plane or space shuttle, particularly one between two airports, which needs to be reserved in advance.
  • The flight to Paris leaves at 7 o'clock tonight
    Where is the departure gate for flight 747? / Go straight down and to the right.
  • The act of fleeing. (Flight'' is the noun which corresponds to the verb ''flee .)
  • take flight
    the flight of a refugee
  • A set of stairs or an escalator. A series of stairs between landings.
  • A floor which is reached by stairs or escalators.
  • How many flights is it up?
  • A feather on an arrow or dart used to help it follow an even path.
  • A paper plane.
  • (cricket) The movement of a spinning ball through the air - concerns its speed, trajectory and drift.
  • The ballistic trajectory of an arrow or other projectile.
  • An aerodynamic surface designed to guide such a projectile's trajectory.
  • An air force unit.
  • Several sample glasses of a specific wine varietal or other beverage. The pours are smaller than a full glass and the flight will generally include three to five different samples.
  • (engineering) The shaped material forming the thread of a screw.
  • Derived terms
    * direct flight * flight attendant * flight ceiling * flight data recorder * flight deck * flightiness * flightless * flight level * flight of fancy * flight path * flight recorder * flighty * in-flight, inflight * * maiden flight * midflight * overflight * preflight * spaceflight, space flight * take flight * time-of-flight * time-of-flight mass spectrometry * top-flight, topflight

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Fast, swift.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (cricket, of a spin bowler) To throw the ball in such a way that it has more airtime and more spin than usual.
  • See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) flyht, from (etyl) . Cognate with Dutch vlucht and German Flucht (etymology 1).

    Noun

  • The act of fleeing.
  • fleeing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of one who flees.
  • * 1865 , The Dublin Review (page 58)
  • Until the year 211, "Adamantius" taught, studied, prayed, and fasted amidst disturbance, martyrdoms, and fleeings from house to house

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