Flit \Flit\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Flitted
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. flitten, flutten, to carry away; cf. Icel.
flytja, Sw. flytta, Dan. flytte. [root]84. Cf. Fleet
1. 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.
2. To flutter; to rove on the wing. --Dryden.
3. 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.
4. To remove from one place or habitation to another. [Scot.
& Prov. Eng.] --Wright. Jamieson.
5. To be unstable; to be easily or often moved.
And the free soul to flitting air resigned.