fly [flies] n


  1. Winged insect; bug of the zoological genus Musca with transparent wings.
  2. Nuisance; trivial; annoyance; harmless fact of life.
  3. Letter writer; correspondent in Nature; [personification].

fly [flew, flies] v

OE, flee or fly.

  1. Wing; take flight; move through the air; navigate by means of wings.
  2. Come and go; pass by rapidly; happen in a hurry.
  3. Flee; escape; leave; avoid some threat, peril, or danger.
  4. Flutter; wave about.
  5. Move; go; take steps; proceed forward.
  6. Leave; exit; depart; (see Isaiah 54:10).
  7. Die; expire; leave this life; pass to the other world.
  8. Lose importance.