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flown definitions

Merriam Webster's

I. past participle of fly II. adjective Etymology: archaic past participle of 1flow Date: 1626 filled to excess

Oxford Reference Dictionary

past part. of FLY(1).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Flown Flown, p. p. of Fly; -- often used with the auxiliary verb to be; as, the birds are flown.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Flown Flown, a. Flushed, inflated. Note: [Supposed by some to be a mistake for blown or swoln.] --Pope. Then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine. --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fly Fly (fl[imac]), v. i. [imp. Flew (fl[=u]); p. p. Flown (fl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Flying.] [OE. fleen, fleen, fleyen, flegen, AS. fle['o]gan; akin to D. vliegen, OHG. fliogan, G. fliegen, Icel. flj[=u]ga, Sw. flyga, Dan. flyve, Goth. us-flaugjan to cause to fly away, blow about, and perh. to L. pluma feather, E. plume. [root]84. Cf. Fledge, Flight, Flock of animals.] 1. To move in or pass thorugh the air with wings, as a bird. 2. To move through the air or before the wind; esp., to pass or be driven rapidly through the air by any impulse. 3. To float, wave, or rise in the air, as sparks or a flag. Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. --Job v. 7. 4. To move or pass swiftly; to hasten away; to circulate rapidly; as, a ship flies on the deep; a top flies around; rumor flies. Fly, envious Time, till thou run out thy race. --Milton. The dark waves murmured as the ships flew on. --Bryant. 5. To run from danger; to attempt to escape; to flee; as, an enemy or a coward flies. See Note under Flee. Fly, ere evil intercept thy flight. --Milton. Whither shall I fly to escape their hands ? --Shak. 6. To move suddenly, or with violence; to do an act suddenly or swiftly; -- usually with a qualifying word; as, a door flies open; a bomb flies apart. To fly about (Naut.), to change frequently in a short time; -- said of the wind. To fly around, to move about in haste. [Colloq.] To fly at, to spring toward; to rush on; to attack suddenly. To fly in the face of, to insult; to assail; to set at defiance; to oppose with violence; to act in direct opposition to; to resist. To fly off, to separate, or become detached suddenly; to revolt. To fly on, to attack. To fly open, to open suddenly, or with violence. To fly out. (a) To rush out. (b) To burst into a passion; to break out into license. To let fly. (a) To throw or drive with violence; to discharge. ``A man lets fly his arrow without taking any aim.'' --Addison. (b) (Naut.) To let go suddenly and entirely; as, to let fly the sheets.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Flown is the past participle of fly.


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