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Flit is sometimes a misspelling of flight.

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Definition of the noun flit

What does flit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: flits

  1. a sudden quick movement
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of flit: dart
    • more generic words: motility / motion / move / movement = a change of position that does not entail a change of location
  2. a secret move (to avoid paying debts)

Alternative definition of the noun flit


  1. A fluttering or darting movement.
  2. [physics] A particular, unexpected, short lived change of state.
  3. [slang] A homosexual.

Definition of the adjective flit

What does flit mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [poetic, obsolete] Fast, nimble.

Definition of the verb flit

What does flit mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: flitted, flitting

  1. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart

Alternative definition of the verb flit


  1. To move about rapidly and nimbly.
  2. To move quickly from one location to another.
  3. [physics] To unpredictably change state for short periods of time.
  4. [informal] To move house (especially a sudden move to avoid debts).


Flit a.k.a. Фліт: Flit is a Ukrainian punk rock band that was formed in 2001 in Ivano-Frankivsk.


Flit is a fictional character from the 1995 film Pocahontas.


  1. Flit is the brand name for an insecticide.
  2. fliT is a gene.
  3. fliT is a genomic locus.

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Google previewMathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (2013)

by George W. Mackey

flit is a finite-dimensional vector space (2) '0 is a positive definite quadratic form (3) T is independent of q. Such a mechanical system we shall call a linear system. Let 5m, *0, T be any linear system. Then Vq at each point may be identified ...

Google previewA Literal Translation of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans on definite rules of translation. By Herman Heinfetter ... Second edition (1848)

for from such an agreement it is clear ye have not perceived, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants, with respect to obedience, servants ye are, to whom ye yield obedience, whetlii'flit is an obedience of sin, unto the obtaining of death, ...

Google previewTransactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters (1914)

by Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters

flit is the purpose of this paper, in studying the Last Will and Testament as a basis of a literary form, to separate the Testament into several well-defined types, and ...

Google previewAdvanced Bacterial Genetics: Use of Transposons and Phage for Genomic Engineering (2007)

FliT is a negative regulator that inhibits class 2 transcription by direct interaction with the FlhDC activation proteins (Yamamoto ...

Google previewPARLE '93 Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe (1993)

5th International PARLE Conference, Munich, Germany, June 14-17, 1993. Proceedings by Arndt Bode, Mike Reeve, Gottfried Wolf

A flit is the smallest unit of information that a channel can accept or refuse. Instead of storing a packet completely in a node and transmitting it to the next node, wormhole routing operates by advancing the head flit of the packet directly from ...

Google previewThe Congressional Globe (1833)

by United States. Congress, Francis Preston Blair, John Cook Rives, Franklin Rives, George A. Bailey

For, ¡flit is a tyranny more peculiarly hard to bear, more bin ing to the spirit, it is that of fluctuating legislation. oppression is more severe from being unexpected;» dustry can obviate it, no sagacity can foresee it.

Google previewA complete dictionary of the English language (1797)

by Thomas Sheridan

FLAT, flit', a. Horizontally level ; smooth, without protuberances ; without elevation ; level with the ground ; lying horizontally prostrate, lying along ; in painting, without relief, without prominence of the figures ; tasteless, insipid ; dull, unanimated ...

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

a broad fin, arm, or flight (flit), n. the act, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

[flit, Saxon.] A long cut, or narrow opening.

Google previewA Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992)

by Wolfgang Mieder, Stewart A. Kingsbury, Kelsie B. Harder

flitting Saturday's flitting is short sitting. Vars.: (a) A Friday flit is a short sit.

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Flit Meaning

Video shows what flit means. A fluttering or darting movement.. A particular, unexpected, short lived change of state.. A homosexual.. Flit Meaning. How to ...

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Better rue sit than rue flit.
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Scrabble value of F4L1I1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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