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. 84. Cf. Fleet, v. i.]


To move with celerity through the air; to fly away with a rapid motion; to dart along; to fleet; as, a bird flits away; a cloud flits along.

A shadow flits before me. Tennyson.


To flutter; to rove on the wing.



To pass rapidly, as a light substance, from one place to another; to remove; to migrate.

It became a received opinion, that the souls of men, departing this life, did flit out of one body into some other. Hooker.


To remove from one place or habitation to another.

[Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

Wright. Jamieson.


To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.

And the free soul to flitting air resigned. Dryden.


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Flit, a.

Nimble; quick; swift. [Obs.] See Fleet.


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