Volitation
Volitation Vol`i*ta"tion, n. [L. volitare, volitatum, to fly to and fro, v. freq. from volare to fly.] The act of flying; flight. [R.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • volitation — [väl΄ə tā′shən] n. [ML volitatio < L volitare: see VOLITANT] 1. the act of flying; flight 2. the ability to fly …   English World dictionary

  • volitation — volitational, adj. /vol i tay sheuhn/, n. the act or power of flying. [1640 50; < ML volitation (s. of volitatio), equiv. to L volitat(us) (ptp. of volitare to flutter; see VOLITANT, ATE1) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • volitation — noun /vɒlɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/ Flight; flying …   Wiktionary

  • volitation — vol·i·ta·tion …   English syllables

  • volitation — /vɒləˈteɪʃən/ (say voluh tayshuhn) noun the act or power of flying; flight. {Medieval Latin volitātio, from volitāre, frequentative of volāre fly} –volitational, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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  • flight — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. decampment, hegira, escape, elopement; course, onrush; covey, flock, shower, volley; wing, squadron. See avoidance, motion, assemblage, aviation,velocity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Act of remaining… …   English dictionary for students

  • Flight — (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle[ o]n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See {Flee}, {Fly}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flight feathers — Flight Flight (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle[ o]n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To put to flight — Flight Flight (fl[imac]t), n. [AS. fliht, flyht, a flying, fr. fle[ o]gan to fly; cf. flyht a fleeing, fr. fle[ o]n to flee, G. flucht a fleeing, Sw. flykt, G. flug a flying, Sw. flygt, D. vlugt a fleeing or flying, Dan. flugt. [root]84. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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