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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flyer mean? 

FLYER (noun)
  The noun FLYER has 3 senses:

1. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
2. someone who travels by air
3. someone who operates an aircraft

  Familiarity information: FLYER used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

FLYER (noun)

Sense 1flyer [BACK TO TOP]


An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


broadsheet; broadside; circular; flyer; handbill; throwaway; flier; bill

Context example:

he mailed the circular to all subscribers

Hypernyms ("flyer" is a kind of...):

ad; advert; advertisement; advertising; advertizement; advertizing (a public promotion of some product or service)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flyer"):

stuffer (an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail)

Sense 2flyer [BACK TO TOP]


Someone who travels by air

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


flier; flyer

Hypernyms ("flyer" is a kind of...):

traveler; traveller (a person who changes location)

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Someone who operates an aircraft

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


aeronaut; airman; aviator; flier; flyer

Hypernyms ("flyer" is a kind of...):

skilled worker; skilled workman; trained worker (a worker who has acquired special skills)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flyer"):

airwoman; aviatress; aviatrix (a woman aviator)

airplane pilot; pilot (someone who is licensed to operate an aircraft in flight)

Instance hyponyms:

Billy Mitchell; Mitchell; William Mitchell (United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936))

Charles A. Lindbergh; Charles Augustus Lindbergh; Charles Lindbergh; Lindbergh; Lucky Lindy (United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (1902-1974))

Howard Hughes; Howard Robard Hughes; Hughes (United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976))

Amelia Earhart; Earhart (first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic (1928); while attempting to fly around the world she disappeared over the Pacific (1898-1937))

Doolittle; James Harold Doolittle; Jimmy Doolittle (United States Air Force officer who electrified the world in 1942 by leading a squadron of 16 bombers on a daylight raid over Tokyo (1896-1993))

Cochran; Jacqueline Cochran (United States aviator who held several speed records and headed the women's Air Force pilots in World War II (1910-1980))

Bleriot; Louis Bleriot (French aviator who in 1909 made the first flight across the English Channel (1872-1936))

Bennett; Floyd Bennett (United States aviator who (with Richard E. Byrd) piloted the first flight over the North Pole (1890-1928))

Post; Wiley Post (United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935))

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