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Flight vs. Passage

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Flightnoun

The act of flying.

‘Most birds are capable of flight.’;

Passagenoun

A paragraph or section of text or music with particular meaning.

‘passage of scripture’; ‘She struggled to play the difficult passages.’;

Flightnoun

An instance of flying.

‘The migrating birds' flight took them to Africa.’;

Passagenoun

Part of a path or journey.

‘He made his passage through the trees carefully, mindful of the stickers.’;

Flightnoun

The act of fleeing.

Passagenoun

The official approval of a bill or act by a parliament.

‘The company was one of the prime movers in lobbying for the passage of the act.’;

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Flightnoun

(collective) A collective term for doves or swallows.

‘a flight of swallows’;

Passagenoun

(art) The use of tight brushwork to link objects in separate spatial plains. Commonly seen in Cubist works.

Flightnoun

A trip made by an aircraft, particularly one between two cities or countries, which is often planned or 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.’;

Passagenoun

A passageway or corridor.

Flightnoun

A series of stairs between landings.

Passagenoun

(caving) An underground cavity, formed by water or falling rocks, which is much longer than it is wide.

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Flightnoun

A group of canal locks with a short distance between them

Passagenoun

(euphemistic) The vagina.

Flightnoun

A floor which is reached by stairs or escalators.

‘How many flights is it up?’;

Passagenoun

The act of passing

Flightnoun

The feathers on an arrow or dart used to help it follow an even path.

Passagenoun

(dressage) A movement in classical dressage, in which the horse performs a very collected, energetic, and elevated trot that has a longer period of suspension between each foot fall than a working trot.

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Flightnoun

A paper plane.

Passageverb

(medicine) To pass something, such as a pathogen or stem cell, through a host or medium

‘He passaged the virus through a series of goats.’; ‘After 24 hours, the culture was passaged to an agar plate.’;

Flightnoun

(cricket) The movement of a spinning ball through the air - concerns its speed, trajectory and drift.

Passageverb

(rare) To make a passage, especially by sea; to cross

‘They passaged to America in 1902.’;

Flightnoun

The ballistic trajectory of an arrow or other projectile.

Passageverb

To execute a passage movement

Flightnoun

An aerodynamic surface designed to guide such a projectile's trajectory.

Passagenoun

The act of passing; transit from one place to another; movement from point to point; a going by, over, across, or through; as, the passage of a man or a carriage; the passage of a ship or a bird; the passage of light; the passage of fluids through the pores or channels of the body.

‘What! are my doors opposed against my passage!’;

Flightnoun

An air force unit.

Passagenoun

Transit by means of conveyance; journey, as by water, carriage, car, or the like; travel; right, liberty, or means, of passing; conveyance.

‘The ship in which he had taken passage.’;

Flightnoun

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.

Passagenoun

Price paid for the liberty to pass; fare; as, to pay one's passage.

Flightnoun

(engineering) The shaped material forming the thread of a screw.

Passagenoun

Removal from life; decease; departure; death.

‘When he is fit and season'd for his passage.’;

Flightnoun

The act of fleeing.

‘take flight’; ‘the flight of a refugee’;

Passagenoun

Way; road; path; channel or course through or by which one passes; way of exit or entrance; way of access or transit. Hence, a common avenue to various apartments in a building; a hall; a corridor.

‘And with his pointed dartExplores the nearest passage to his heart.’; ‘The Persian army had advanced into the . . . passages of Cilicia.’;

Flightadjective

(obsolete) Fast, swift, fleet.

Passagenoun

A continuous course, process, or progress; a connected or continuous series; as, the passage of time.

‘The conduct and passage of affairs.’; ‘The passage and whole carriage of this action.’;

Flightverb

To throw the ball in such a way that it has more airtime and more spin than usual.

Passagenoun

A separate part of a course, process, or series; an occurrence; an incident; an act or deed.

‘The . . . almost incredible passage of their unbelief.’;

Flightverb

To throw or kick something so as to send it flying with more loft or airtime than usual.

Passagenoun

A particular portion constituting a part of something continuous; esp., a portion of a book, speech, or musical composition; a paragraph; a clause.

‘How commentators each dark passage shun.’;

Flightnoun

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

‘Like the night owl's lazy flight.’;

Passagenoun

Reception; currency.

Flightnoun

The act of fleeing; the act of running away, to escape danger or expected evil; hasty departure.

‘Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.’; ‘Fain by flight to save themselves.’;

Passagenoun

A pass or en encounter; as, a passage at arms.

‘No passages of loveBetwixt us twain henceforward evermore.’;

Flightnoun

Lofty elevation and excursion; a mounting; a soaring; as, a flight of imagination, ambition, folly.

‘Could he have kept his spirit to that flight,He had been happy.’; ‘His highest flights were indeed far below those of Taylor.’;

Passagenoun

A movement or an evacuation of the bowels.

Flightnoun

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.

‘Swift flights of angels ministrant.’; ‘Like a flight of fowlScattered winds and tempestuous gusts.’;

Passagenoun

In parliamentary proceedings: (a) The course of a proposition (bill, resolution, etc.) through the several stages of consideration and action; as, during its passage through Congress the bill was amended in both Houses. (b) The advancement of a bill or other proposition from one stage to another by an affirmative vote; esp., the final affirmative action of the body upon a proposition; hence, adoption; enactment; as, the passage of the bill to its third reading was delayed.

‘The final question was then put upon its passage.’;

Flightnoun

A series of steps or stairs from one landing to another.

Passagenoun

the act of passing from one state or place to the next

Flightnoun

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

‘Challenged Cupid at the flight.’; ‘Not a flight drawn homeE'er made that haste that they have.’;

Passagenoun

a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

Flightnoun

The husk or glume of oats.

Passagenoun

a way through or along which someone or something may pass

Flightnoun

a trip made by or in a flying vehicle, as an airplane, spacecraft, or aeronautical balloon.

Passagenoun

the passing of a law by a legislative body

Flightnoun

A scheduled flight{8} on a commercial airline; as, the next flight leaves at 8 o'clock.

Passagenoun

a journey usually by ship;

‘the outward passage took 10 days’;

Flightnoun

a formation of aircraft in flight

Passagenoun

a short section of a musical composition

Flightnoun

an instance of traveling by air;

‘flying was still an exciting adventure for him’;

Passagenoun

a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass;

‘the nasal passages’;

Flightnoun

a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next

Passagenoun

a bodily process of passing from one place or stage to another;

‘the passage of air from the lungs’; ‘the passing of flatus’;

Flightnoun

the act of escaping physically;

‘he made his escape from the mental hospital’; ‘the canary escaped from its cage’; ‘his flight was an indication of his guilt’;

Passagenoun

the motion of one object relative to another;

‘stellar passings can perturb the orbits of comets’;

Flightnoun

an air force unit smaller than a squadron

Passagenoun

the act of passing something to another person

Flightnoun

passing above and beyond ordinary bounds;

‘a flight of fancy’; ‘flights of rhetoric’; ‘flights of imagination’;

Passagenoun

the action or process of moving through or past somewhere on the way from one place to another

‘there were moorings for boats wanting passage through the lock’;

Flightnoun

the path followed by an object moving through space

Passagenoun

the action or process of moving forward

‘despite the passage of time she still loved him’;

Flightnoun

a flock of flying birds

Passagenoun

the right to pass through somewhere

‘we obtained a permit for safe passage from the embassy’;

Flightnoun

a scheduled trip by plane between designated airports;

‘I took the noon flight to Chicago’;

Passagenoun

a journey by sea or air

‘I booked a passage on the next ship’;

Flightverb

shoot a bird in flight

Passagenoun

(of a migrating bird) the action of passing through a place en route to its final destination

‘a passage migrant’; ‘the species occurs regularly on passage’;

Flightverb

fly in a flock;

‘flighting wild geese’;

Passagenoun

a narrow way allowing access between buildings or to different rooms within a building; a passageway

‘the larger bedroom was at the end of the passage’;

Flightverb

decorate with feathers;

‘fledge an arrow’;

Passagenoun

a duct, vessel, or other channel in the body.

Flight

Flight or flying is the process by which an object moves through a space without contacting any planetary surface, either within an atmosphere (i.e. air flight or aviation) or through the vacuum of outer space (i.e.

Passagenoun

the process of transition from one state to another

‘an allegory on the theme of the passage from ignorance to knowledge’;

Passagenoun

the passing of a bill into law

‘a catalyst for the unrest was the passage of a privatization law’;

Passagenoun

a short extract from a book or other printed material

‘he picked up the newspaper and read the passage again’;

Passagenoun

a section of a piece of music

‘an orchestral passage’;

Passagenoun

an episode in a spell of longer activity such as a sporting event

‘a neat passage of midfield play’;

Passagenoun

the propagation of microorganisms or cells in a series of host organisms or culture media, so as to maintain them or modify their virulence

‘cultured cells can replicate on serial passage for predictable periods of time’;

Passagenoun

a movement performed in advanced dressage and classical riding, in which the horse executes a slow elevated trot, giving the impression of dancing.

Passageverb

subject (a strain of microorganisms or cells) to a passage

‘each recombinant virus was passaged nine times successively’;

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