Definition of fly

Definition of fly
  1. fly Noun Any insect of the order Diptera; characterized by having two wings, also called true flies.
  2. fly Noun Especially, any of the insects of the family Muscidae, such as the common housefly (other families of Diptera include mosquitoes and midges).
  3. fly Noun Any similar, but unrelated insect such as dragonfly or butterfly.
  4. fly Noun A lightweight fishing lure resembling an insect.
  5. fly Noun A chest exercise performed by moving extended arms from the sides to in front of the chest. ("also" flye)
  6. fly Verb To travel through the air, another gas or a vacuum, without being in contact with a grounded surface.
  7. fly Verb To flee, to escape.
  8. fly Verb To cause to fly : to transport via air or the like.
  9. fly Verb To be accepted, come about or work out.
  10. fly Noun The action of flying; flight.
  11. fly Noun An act of flying.
  12. fly Noun A fly ball.
  13. fly Noun A type of small, fast carriage.
  14. fly Noun A piece of canvas that covers the opening at the front of a tent.
  15. fly Noun A strip of material hiding the zipper, buttons etc. at the front of a pair of trousers, pants, or underpants.
  16. fly Noun The free edge of a flag.
  17. fly Noun The horizontal length of a flag.
  18. fly Verb To hit a fly ball; to hit a fly ball which is caught for an out. Compare ground (verb) and line (verb).
  19. fly Adjective Quick-witted, alert, mentally sharp, smart (in a mental sense).
  20. fly Adjective Well dressed, smart in appearance.
  21. fly Adjective Beautiful; displaying physical beauty.
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