True flies are insects of the order Diptera . Their most obvious distinction from other orders of insects is that a typical fly possesses a pair of flight wings on the mesothorax and a pair of halteres, derived from the hind wings, on the metathorax. . The only other order of insects bearing two true, functional wings plus any form of halteres are the Strepsiptera, and in contrast to the flies, the Strepsiptera bear their halteres on the mesothorax and their flight wings on the metathorax.

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  1. Any insect of the order Diptera; characterized by having two wings, also called true flies.
  2. Especially, any of the insects of the family Muscidae, such as the common housefly (other families of Diptera include mosquitoes and midges).
  3. Any similar, but unrelated insect such as dragonfly or butterfly.
  4. A lightweight fishing lure resembling an insect.
  5. A chest exercise performed by moving extended arms from the sides to in front of the chest. (also flye)
  6. A witch's familiar.
  7. A parasite.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. The action of flying; flight.
  2. An act of flying.
  3. A fly ball.
  4. A type of small, fast carriage (sometimes pluralised ).
  5. A piece of canvas that covers the opening at the front of a tent.
  6. A strip of material hiding the zipper, buttons etc. at the front of a pair of trousers, pants, underpants, bootees, etc.
  7. The free edge of a flag.
  8. The horizontal length of a flag.
  9. Butterfly, a form of swimming.
  10. An exercise that involves wide opening and closing of the arms perpendicular to the shoulders.
  11. The part of a vane pointing the direction from which the wind blows.
  12. That part of a compass on which the points are marked; the compass card.
  13. Two or more vanes set on a revolving axis, to act as a fanner, or to equalize or impede the motion of machinery by the resistance of the air, as in the striking part of a clock.
  14. A heavy wheel, or cross arms with weights at the ends on a revolving axis, to regulate or equalize the motion of machinery by means of its inertia, where the power communicated, or the resistance to be overcome, is variable, as in the steam engine or the coining press. See fly wheel.
  15. In a knitting machine, the piece hinged to the needle, which holds the engaged loop in position while the needle is penetrating another loop; a latch.
  16. The pair of arms revolving around the bobbin, in a spinning wheel or spinning frame, to twist the yarn.
  17. A shuttle driven through the shed by a blow or jerk.
  18. The person who took the printed sheets from the press.
  19. A vibrating frame with fingers, attached to a power printing press for doing the same work.
  20. One of the upper screens of a stage in a theatre.


  1. To travel through the air, another gas or a vacuum, without being in contact with a grounded surface.
  2. To flee, to escape (from).
  3. To cause to fly : to transport via air or the like.
  4. To be accepted, come about or work out.
  5. To travel very fast.
  6. To move suddenly, or with violence; to do an act suddenly or swiftly.
  7. To hunt with a hawk.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To hit a fly ball; to hit a fly ball that is caught for an out. Compare ground (verb) and line (verb).
    Jones flied to right in his last at-bat.


  1. Quick-witted, alert, mentally sharp, smart (in a mental sense).
    be assured, O man of sin—pilferer of small wares and petty larcener—that there is an eye within keenly glancing from some loophole contrived between accordions and tin breastplates that watches your every movement, and is " fly,"— to use a term peculiarly comprehensible to dishonest minds—to the slightest gesture of illegal conveyancing. (Charles Dickens, "Arcadia"; Household Words Vol.7 p.381)
  2. Well dressed, smart in appearance.
    He's pretty fly for a white guy.
  3. Beautiful; displaying physical beauty.

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