What is fly?

  • (verb): Decrease rapidly and disappear.
    Synonyms: vanish, vaporize
    See also — Additional definitions below


Nematocera (includes Eudiptera)

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Some articles on fly:

Harold Oldroyd
... His "The Natural History of Flies" is considered to be the "fly Bible" ... the names of true flies (Diptera) to distinguish them from other insects with "fly" in their names ... Thus, the "house-fly", "crane-fly" and "blow-fly" would be true flies, while the "dragonfly", "scorpion fly" and so on belong to other orders ...
Westport Country Playhouse - Technical - Fly System
... The Westport Country Playhouse has a counterweight fly system currently employing 22 battens, with space for future installations ... The height from the stage to the grid is 40 feet (12.19m), with an effective fly range from 3 feet 10 inches (1.17m) to 38 feet (11.58m) ... Although the fly system and grid are designed for loads to be hung parallel to the proscenium, smaller loads can be hung perpendicular using cables independent of the actual arbor system ...
Bowers Fly Baby - Design
... The Fly Baby was designed to be a very simple aircraft ... While the instrumentation installed is up to the builder, most Fly Babys are equipped for visual flight rules (VFR) only ... An electrical system is optional many Fly Baby owners hand-prop the engine for starting, and use a handheld radio ...
Fly (Yoko Ono Album)
... Fly is the second album by Yoko Ono, produced by her and John Lennon, and released in 1971 ... building being erected in time lapsed photography, while "Fly" is the soundtrack to Ono's film Fly ... Fly peaked at number 199 in the Billboard charts ...
Fly - Flies in Culture
... mythology who chased away flies during the sacrifices to Zeus and Athena, and Zeus sent a fly to bite Pegasus, causing Bellerophon to fall back to Earth when he attempted to ... In the traditional Navajo religion, Big Fly is an important spirit being ... l'oeil painting Portrait of a Carthusian (1446) by Petrus Christus, a fly sits on a fake frame ...

More definitions of "fly":

  • (verb): Change quickly from one emotional state to another.
    Example: "Fly into a rage"
  • (verb): Pass away rapidly.
    Synonyms: fell, vanish
  • (noun): (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air.
    Synonyms: fly ball
  • (adj): (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked.
  • (verb): Hit a fly.
  • (verb): Travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft.
    Example: "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
  • (verb): Move quickly or suddenly.
    Example: "He flew about the place"
  • (noun): An opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth.
    Synonyms: fly front
  • (verb): Travel through the air; be airborne.
    Example: "Man cannot fly"
    Synonyms: wing
  • (verb): Travel in an airplane.
    Example: "She is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"
  • (verb): Be dispersed or disseminated.
    Example: "Rumors and accusations are flying"
  • (verb): Transport by aeroplane.
    Example: "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"
  • (verb): Cause to fly or float.
    Example: "Fly a kite"
  • (noun): Two-winged insects characterized by active flight.
  • (noun): Fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect.
  • (verb): Display in the air or cause to float.
    Example: "Fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

Famous quotes containing the word fly:

    You’ve committed murder just as much as Hélène did. You killed a fly with a human head, she killed a human with a fly head. If she murdered so did you.
    James Clavell (b. 1924)

    Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865–1925)