fly-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: two_winged insect, member of Diptera order

Commentary: FLY[+entity][+insect][+two_winged][+member][+of_order][+Diptera]

A fly crawled along the edge of the windowsill.
Mary covered the food at the picnic to protect it from flies.
There are several different species of biting fly.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: the opening flap of a tent

Commentary: FLY[+artifact][+component][+of_tent][+flap][+opening]

We tied the fly back to let a breeze into the tent.
The fly of John's new tent has a plastic window panel.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the opening in the front of a pair of pants

Commentary: FLY[+artifact][+component][+of_garment][+pants][+opening]

Bob discreetly told Tom that his fly was open.
John prefers jeans with button-up flies to those with zippers.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a baseball whose trajectory goes high in the air

Commentary: FLY[+event][+trajectory][+high][+of_baseball][+struck]

The batter popped a fly to right which was caught to retire the side.
It's a deep fly going back to the wall, and it's gone!

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: a fishing lure that looks like an insect

Commentary: FLY[+artifact][+device][+lure][+fishing][+insect_like]

The tackle shop had beautiful fly lures behind a glass case.
John's grandfather taught him how to make a fly to catch trout.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: an infestation of a plant or animal with an insect species

Commentary: FLY[+state][+infestation][+with_species][+insect][+on_plant_or_animal]
NOTE: occurs in the singular, as a generic reference to the species.

The cattle were being treated for warble fly.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2a

Sense Number 7: the space above the stage in a theater

Commentary: FLY[+location][+spatial][+above_stage][+in_theater]
NOTE: occurs only in the plural 'the flies'

The dancer was carried across the flies on very thin wires.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2