1. Fluxional. Berkeley.
2. (Med.) Pertaining to, or caused by, an increased flow of blood to a part; congestive; as, a fluxionary
(Flux"ion*ist), n. One skilled in fluxions. Berkeley.
(Flux"ions) n. pl. (Math.) See Fluxion, 6(b).
(Flux"ive) a. Flowing; also, wanting solidity. B. Jonson.
(Flux"ure) n. [L. fluxura a flowing.]
1. The quality of being fluid. [Obs.] Fielding.
2. Fluid matter. [Obs.] Drayton.
(Fly) v. i. [imp. Flew (flu); p. p. Flown (flon); p. pr. & vb. n. Flying.] [OE. fleen, fleen, fleyen,
flegen, AS. fleógan; akin to D. vliegen, OHG. fliogan, G. fliegen, Icel. fljuga, Sw. flyga, Dan. flyve,
Goth. us-flaugjan to cause to fly away, blow about, and perh. to L. pluma feather, E. plume. &radic84.
Cf. Fledge, Flight, Flock of animals.]
1. To move in or pass through 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
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
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