- flight flight [flaɪt] noun TRAVEL1. [countable] a journey by plane:
• The airline began the regular flights to Santiago less than a year ago.
• a return flight to Hong Kong2. top-flight , topflight a top-flight manager is one who is in a very high position in an organization and who is very good at the job:
• It is worth investing in a selection procedure to find a top-flight sales person.3. [singular] ECONOMICS the rapid movement of money, goods etc out of a country or particular type of investment:
• The country experienced a flight of capital as investors put their faith in more favourable economic climates
• The flight into gold and dollars has produced a dramatic leap in black-market rates.ˌcapital ˈflight [uncountable] ECONOMICSwhen large amounts of money are sent out of a country because of fears about its economic future:
• There is only one good solution to capital flight: governments must restore confidence by adopting sensible policies.
* * *flight UK US /flaɪt/ noun [C]► TRANSPORT a journey in an aircraft: »
You should leave now or you'll miss your flight.a flight to/from sth »
She is booked on the 8 a.m. flight to New York.domestic/international flights »
The company operates eight domestic flights in Finland.scheduled/charter flights »
The price includes accommodation and return scheduled flights.»
long-haul/short-haul flights► ECONOMICS a situation in which people or goods move quickly away from a place to escape a bad situation: »
He added that he didn't think there was a risk of flight of city employees.»
A return of financial calm to the country should reduce capital flight.● the top flight — Cf. the top flight
Financial and business terms. 2012.