Synonyms of fly


1. fly, dipterous insect, two-winged insects, dipteran, dipteron

usage: two-winged insects characterized by active flight

2. tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, fly, tent flap, flap

usage: flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent

3. fly, fly front, opening

usage: an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth

4. fly, fly ball, hit, hitting, striking

usage: (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

5. fly, fisherman's lure, fish lure

usage: fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect


1. fly, wing, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"

2. fly, move

usage: move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place"

3. fly, aviate, pilot, operate, control

usage: operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba"

4. fly, transport, carry

usage: transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

5. fly

usage: cause to fly or float; "fly a kite"

6. fly, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying"

7. fly, change

usage: change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage"

8. fly, fell, vanish, elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along

usage: pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"

9. fly, travel

usage: travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?"

10. fly, show

usage: display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N."

11. flee, fly, take flight, scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away

usage: run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"

12. fly, travel, journey

usage: travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

13. fly, hit

usage: hit a fly

14. vanish, fly, vaporize, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized"


1. fly, alert (vs. unalert), watchful

usage: (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

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Definition and meaning of fly (Dictionary)