What are some alternative words for fly?

Synonyms for fly
flaɪ

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term fly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fly(noun)

    two-winged insects characterized by active flight

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

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unalert, unwatchful

  2. tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, fly, tent flap(noun)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful

  3. fly, fly front(noun)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unalert, unwatchful

  4. fly, fly ball(noun)

    (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

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

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unwatchful, unalert

  5. fly(adj)

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

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

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful

  6. fly(verb)

    (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unwatchful, unvigilant

  7. fly, wing(verb)

    travel through the air; be airborne

    "Man cannot fly"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unwatchful, unalert

  8. fly(verb)

    move quickly or suddenly

    "He flew about the place"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unwatchful, unvigilant, unalert

  9. fly, aviate, pilot(verb)

    operate an airplane

    "The pilot flew to Cuba"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, navigate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unwatchful, unalert, unvigilant

  10. fly(verb)

    transport by aeroplane

    "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unwatchful, unalert

  11. fly(verb)

    cause to fly or float

    "fly a kite"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful

  12. fly(verb)

    be dispersed or disseminated

    "Rumors and accusations are flying"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unwatchful, unalert

  13. fly(verb)

    change quickly from one emotional state to another

    "fly into a rage"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unwatchful, unalert, unvigilant

  14. fly, fell, vanish(verb)

    pass away rapidly

    "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, drop, vaporize, pilot, aviate, disappear, flee, vanish, fell, strike down, go away, wing, cut down

    Antonyms:
    unwatchful, unalert, unvigilant

  15. fly(verb)

    travel in an airplane

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

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unalert, unwatchful

  16. fly(verb)

    display in the air or cause to float

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

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unalert, unwatchful

  17. flee, fly, take flight(verb)

    run away quickly

    "He threw down his gun and fled"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, pilot, wing

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unalert, unwatchful

  18. fly(verb)

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

    "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unwatchful, unvigilant

  19. fly(verb)

    hit a fly

    Synonyms:
    take flight, vaporize, pilot, aviate, flee, vanish, fell, wing

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unwatchful, unvigilant

  20. vanish, fly, vaporize(verb)

    decrease rapidly and disappear

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

    Synonyms:
    take flight, disappear, vaporize, aviate, vaporise, flee, zap, vanish, gasify, fell, evaporate, go away, pilot, wing, aerify

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful

Wiktionary

  1. fly(2)

    Well dressed, smart in appearance.

    He's pretty fly for a white guy.

    Synonyms:
    abscond, flee, escape

    Antonyms:
    stay, remain

  2. fly(2)

    A strip of material hiding the zipper, buttons etc. at the front of a pair of trousers, pants, or underpants.

    Synonyms:
    aviate, skim, hover, wing, glide, rise, soar, float, ascend

    Antonyms:
    walk

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fly(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    soar, mount, hover, take wing

  2. fly(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    flutter, float, wave, undulate

  3. fly(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    burst, explode, be scattered, break in pieces, be broken to pieces

  4. fly(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    flee, escape, decamp, abscond, make off, pack off, slip away, steal away, slink away

  5. fly(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    pass, elapse, slip, glide, flit, roll on, flow on

  6. fly(n.)

    Synonyms:
    winged insect

  7. fly(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fly-wheel

  8. fly(n.)

    Synonyms:
    compass card

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fly(a)

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) wide-awake, knowing

  2. fly(v)

    Synonyms:
    wing, soar, flit, mount, hover, decamp, abscond, flee

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fly":

    steal, smee, stealing, fei, flies, rob, flying, flight, flee, vole, plane, steai, hover, vol, maggot

How to pronounce fly?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say fly in sign language?

  1. fly

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#868submit
#1232fall
#1826vol
#2061flight
#2158drop
#2636fail
#2703rise
#2806fly
#3169lose
#3447pilot
#3992flying
#4010plane
#4096wing
#4158rob
#4422navigate
#4430escape
#4538fell
#4557yield
#6803float
#8206retreat
#8683steal
#10204flies
#11564surrender
#12421disappear
#12529retire
#13714stealing
#19114glide
#19126soar
#19158flee
#19661resign
#20365hover
#25243zap
#26237skim
#27954vanish
#29516forfeit
#29929ascend
#32588fei
#47047succumb
#48650evaporate
#53653maggot
#66067cede
#66721vole
#113690smee
#119891vaporize
#131463capitulate
#194257abscond

How to use fly in a sentence?

  1. Pierre Sprey:

    It takes an entire culture to make a fighter pilot, here we go starting these guys off on F-16s, and there is not a chance that in the next 20 years they will be able to fly them effectively.

  2. Donald Trump:

    That's not gon na fly.

  3. RVM:

    In life, we must first learn to crawl, then stand, then walk, then run, and only then, fly. We cannot crawl into flying.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The hatred is so incredible, and the danger, when we have people willing to fly airplanes into the World Trade Center and many other things, we've got to solve it.

  5. Pauline Musariri:

    Its a stubborn fly that follows a corpse to the grave!


Translations for fly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for fly »

Translation

Find a translation for the fly synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of fly

  1. fly
    fly
    fly
    fly
    fly

Discuss these fly synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "fly." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 26 Feb. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/fly>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for fly?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    An antonym for "ignominious"
    • A. honorable
    • B. smuggled
    • C. inglorious
    • D. opprobrious

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for fly:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.