flitting

  • 1Flitting — Flit ting, n. 1. A flying with lightness and celerity; a fluttering. [1913 Webster] 2. A removal from one habitation to another. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] A neighbor had lent his cart for the flitting, and it was now standing loaded at… …

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  • 2Flitting — Flitt ing, Flytting Flytt ing, n. Contention; strife; scolding; specif., a kind of metrical contest between two persons, popular in Scotland in the 16th century. [Obs. or Scot.] These flytings consisted of alternate torrents of sheer Billingsgate …

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  • 3flitting — index transitory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4Flitting — Flit Flit, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flitting}.] [OE. flitten, flutten, to carry away; cf. Icel. flytja, Sw. flytta, Dan. flytte. [root]84. Cf. {Fleet}, v. i.] 1. To move with celerity through the air; to fly away with a… …

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  • 5flitting — Synonyms and related words: adrift, afloat, airborne, alternating, amorphous, brittle, capricious, changeable, changeful, circumforaneous, corruptible, deciduous, desultory, deviable, discursive, divagatory, dizzy, drifting, dying, eccentric,… …

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  • 6flitting — Cleveland Dialect List a removal from one place of residence to another …

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  • 7flitting — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. transitory, ephemeral, evanescent; see fleeting , temporary …

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  • 8flitting — n. act of moving house (English usage); strife (Scottish usage); flying lightly and rapidly flɪt n. quick light movement; fluttering; change of residence (Scottish); homosexual (derogatory) v. fly; flutter; dart; move quickly; change location;… …

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  • 9flitting — a. Fleeting, evanescent, transient, transitory, passing, fugitive, ephemeral …

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  • 10flitting — adj 1. darting, flirting, skimming, fleeting, passing; fast, rapid, fleet, quick, brisk, meteoric, mercurial. 2. transient, transitory, momentary, ephemeral, shortlived, temporary, brief. 3. fluttering, flittering, flapping, beating, waving,… …

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  • 11flitting — /ˈflɪtɪŋ/ (say fliting) adjective moving lightly and swiftly; passing quickly; fluttering. –flittingly, adverb …

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  • 12FLITTING — …

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  • 13moonlight flitting — noun see moonlight flit * * * moonlight flit or moonlight flitting noun A hasty removal by night, esp without paying due rent • • • Main Entry: ↑moon …

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  • 14Flytting — Flitting Flitt ing, Flytting Flytt ing, n. Contention; strife; scolding; specif., a kind of metrical contest between two persons, popular in Scotland in the 16th century. [Obs. or Scot.] These flytings consisted of alternate torrents of sheer… …

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  • 15flit — vb Flit, flutter, flitter, flicker, hover suggest the movements of a bird or other flying or floating thing and mean to move in a manner like or reminiscent of such movements Flit implies a light and swift passing from place to place or point to… …

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  • 16flit — flittingly, adv. /flit/, v., flitted, flitting, n. v.i. 1. to move lightly and swiftly; fly, dart, or skim along: bees flitting from flower to flower. 2. to flutter, as a bird. 3. to pass quickly, as time: hours flitting by. 4. Chiefly Scot. and… …

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