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Definition of "wing" []

  • One of a pair of movable organs for flying, as the feather-covered modified forelimb of a bird or the skin-covered modified digits of the forelimb of a bat. (noun)
  • Any of usually four membranous organs for flying that extend from the thorax of an insect. (noun)
  • A winglike organ or structure used for flying, as the folds of skin of a flying squirrel or the enlarged pectoral fin of a flying fish. (noun)
  • Botany A thin or membranous extension, such as of the fruit of the elm, maple, or ash or of the seed of the pine. (noun)
  • Botany One of the lateral petals of the flower of a pea or of most plants in the pea family. (noun)
  • Either of the modified forelimbs of a bird that are covered with large feathers and specialized for flight in most species (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • One of the organs of flight of an insect, consisting of a membranous outgrowth from the thorax containing a network of veins (noun)
  • Either of the organs of flight in certain other animals, esp the forelimb of a bat (noun)
  • A half of the main supporting surface on an aircraft, confined to one side of it (noun)
  • The full span of the main supporting surface on both sides of an aircraft (noun)
  • An aircraft designed as one complete wing (noun)
  • A position in flight formation, just to the rear and to one side of an aircraft (noun)
  • An organ or apparatus resembling a wing (noun)
  • Any bodily structure resembling a wing (noun)
  • Anything suggesting a wing in form, function, or position, such as a sail of a windmill or a ship (noun)
  • Either of the lateral petals of a sweetpea or related flower (noun)
  • Any of various outgrowths of a plant part, esp the process on a wind-dispersed fruit or seed (noun)
  • A means or cause of flight or rapid motion; flight (noun)
  • The act or manner of flying (noun)
  • The part of a car body that surrounds the wheels (noun)
  • Any affiliate of or subsidiary to a parent organization (noun)
  • Either of the two sides of the pitch near the touchline (noun)
  • A player stationed in such a position; winger (noun)
  • A faction or group within a political party or other organization (noun)
  • A part of a building that is subordinate to the main part (noun)
  • The space offstage to the right or left of the acting area in a theatre (noun)
  • A side connecting the main fort and an outwork (noun)
  • A folding panel, as of a double door or a movable partition (noun)
  • Either of the two pieces that project forwards from the sides of some chairbacks (noun)
  • A surface fitted to a racing car to produce aerodynamic download to hold it on the road at high speed (noun)
  • An insignia in the form of stylized wings worn by a qualified aircraft pilot (noun)
  • A tactical formation in some air forces, consisting of two or more squadrons (noun)
  • Any of various flattened organs or extensions in lower animals, esp when used in locomotion (noun)
  • The side of a hold alongside a ship's hull (noun)
  • The outside angle of the cutting edge on the share and mouldboard of a plough (noun)
  • A jetty or dam for narrowing a channel of water (noun)
  • To make (one's way) swiftly on or as if on wings (verb)
  • To shoot or wound (a bird, person, etc) superficially, in the wing or arm, etc (verb)
  • To cause to fly or move swiftly (verb)
  • To fit (an arrow) with a feather (verb)
  • To provide with wings (verb)
  • (of buildings, altars, etc) to provide with lateral extensions (verb)

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Use "wing" in a sentence
  • "The sight of an apparent airman on the wing is a shocker …"
  • "WALDMAN: It's about being what I call a wing giver."
  • "These are metal and composite material panels that are above what we call the wing cove area."