Synonyms for (noun) fly

Synonyms: fly, fly ball

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

Similar words: hit, hitting, striking

Definition: the act of contacting one thing with another

Usage: repeated hitting raised a large bruise; after three misses she finally got a hit


Synonyms: fly

Definition: two-winged insects characterized by active flight

Similar words: dipteran, dipteron, dipterous insect, two-winged insects

Definition: insects having usually a single pair of functional wings (anterior pair) with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking or lapping or piercing


Synonyms: fly, fly front

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

Similar words: opening

Definition: a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

Usage: they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door


Synonyms: fly

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

Similar words: fish lure, fisherman's lure

Definition: (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers


Synonyms: tent flap, tent-fly, rainfly, fly, fly sheet

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

Similar words: flap

Definition: any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely

Usage: he wrote on the flap of the envelope

Synonyms for (verb) fly

Synonyms: vanish, vaporize, fly

Definition: decrease rapidly and disappear

Usage: the money vanished in las Vegas; all my stock assets have vaporized

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper


Synonyms: fly

Definition: change quickly from one emotional state to another

Usage: fly into a rage

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: fly

Definition: hit a fly

Similar words: hit

Definition: cause to move by striking

Usage: hit a ball


Synonyms: fly

Definition: transport by aeroplane

Usage: We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America

Similar words: transport, carry

Definition: move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

Usage: You must carry your camping gear; carry the suitcases to the car; This train is carrying nuclear waste; These pipes carry waste water into the river


Synonyms: fly

Definition: be dispersed or disseminated

Usage: Rumors and accusations are flying

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: fly

Definition: travel in an airplane

Usage: she is flying to Cincinnati tonight; Are we driving or flying?

Similar words: travel

Definition: undergo transportation as in a vehicle

Usage: We travelled North on Rte. 508


Synonyms: fly

Definition: move quickly or suddenly

Usage: He flew about the place

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: fly

Definition: travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft

Usage: Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic

Similar words: journey, travel

Definition: travel upon or across

Usage: travel the oceans


Synonyms: wing, fly

Definition: travel through the air; be airborne

Usage: Man cannot fly

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: fly, aviate, pilot

Definition: operate an airplane

Usage: The pilot flew to Cuba

Similar words: operate, control

Definition: handle and cause to function

Usage: do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol; control the lever


Synonyms: fell, fly, vanish

Definition: pass away rapidly

Usage: Time flies like an arrow; Time fleeing beneath him

Similar words: elapse, glide by, go along, go by, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by, lapse

Definition: pass by

Usage: three years elapsed


Synonyms: take flight, fly, flee

Definition: run away quickly

Usage: He threw down his gun and fled

Similar words: head for the hills, hightail it, escape, fly the coop, lam, break away, bunk, run, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

Definition: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

Usage: If you see this man, run!; The burglars escaped before the police showed up


Synonyms: fly

Definition: display in the air or cause to float

Usage: fly a kite; All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N.

Similar words: show

Definition: make visible or noticeable

Usage: She showed her talent for cooking; Show me your etchings, please

Synonyms for (adjective) fly

Synonyms: fly

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

Similar words: alert, watchful

Definition: engaged in or accustomed to close observation

Usage: caught by a couple of alert cops; alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came; constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty