1. (n.) The act or flying; a passing through the air by the help of wings; volitation; mode or style of flying.

2. (n.) The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape or expected evil; hasty departure.

3. (n.) Lofty elevation and excursion; a mounting; a scaling; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.

4. (n.) A number of beings or things passing through the air together; especially, a flock of birds flying in company; the birds that fly or migrate together; the birds produced in one season; as, a flight of arrows.

5. (n.) A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.

6. (n.) A kind of arrow for the longbow; also, the sport of shooting with it. See Shaft.

7. (n.) The husk or glume of oats.

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