flies meaning

EN[flaɪz] [-aɪz]

    Definition of flies in English Dictionary

  • NounBFflySUF-ies
    1. plural of fly.
      1. (plural only) The open area above a stage where scenery and equipment may be hung.
      2. VerbBFflyPRflyingPT, PPfliedPTflewPPflown
        1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of fly.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • These are the same vulture funds now flying over Greece, holding unrestructured private debt and gloating at the prospects of unwarranted profits at the expense of others’ misfortune.
            • To become a pilot, you must clock up at least 1,000 hours flying time.
            • Today I conquered my fear of flying by finally boarding a plane. ‎
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Fly ball to deep center. Shelby goes back and makes the catch on the warning track.
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • 2009 October 19, Paul Rees, “Flying backs become walking wounded as blitz defence has its impact”, The Guardian: Imagine souping up a Mini with a Cosworth engine: the car would fly.
            • The researchers developed tiny neurologgers, to record electrical activity in the pigeons’ brains as they flew.
            • Whate'er the weapon, still his aim was true, Nor e'er in vain the fatal bullet flew.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Noun forms
              • Plurals
                • Plurals ending in "-ies"
                • Noun plural forms
                  • Plurals ending in "-ies"
                • Nouns with common ending formations
                  • Plurals ending in "-ies"
                  • Pluralia tantum
                  • Verbs
                    • Verb forms
                      • Verb singular forms
                        • Third-person singular forms
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                  1. en fliest
                  2. en flies the coop
                  3. en flies the nest
                  4. en flies in the ointment
                  Source: Wiktionary
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                  Meaning of flies for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "flies" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form, a nouns with common ending formation and a pluralia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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