Definitions of wing

  1. To fly. To wing a flight, to exert the power of flying. On the wing, flying. On the wings of the wind, with the utmost velocity. Wing and wing, said of a fore and aft vessel, with the foresail handled to one side and the mainsail to the other.
  2. To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity.
  3. To supply with wings or sidepieces.
  4. To transport by flight; to cause to fly.
  5. To move through in flight; to fly through.
  6. To cut off the wings of; to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird.
  7. To furnish with or as with, means of flying or moving swiftly; to carry by flying; to accomplish by flying; wound in the wing.
  8. To furnish or transport with wings: to supply with side- pieces: to wound in the wing.
  9. To furnish with wings; transport by wings; traverse in flight; wound in the wing.
  10. To accomplish by the aid of wings.
  11. To impart rapid motion to.
  12. To shoot in the wing; disable.
  13. To fly.
  14. travel through the air; be airborne; " Man cannot fly"
  15. To fly with or as with wings.
  16. To furnish with wings; to enable to fly or to move with celerity; to supply with side bodies; to transport by flight.
  17. To furnish with wings; to enable to fly or move with speed; to supply with side parts; to transport by flight; among sportsmen, to wound in the wing, as a bird.
  18. Those parts of the hold and orlop deck which are nearest the sides.
  19. a stage area out of sight of the audience
  20. a movable organ for flying ( one of a pair)
  21. one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
  22. the wing of a fowl; " he preferred the drumsticks to the wings"
  23. a unit of military aircraft
  24. a hockey player stationed in a forward positin on either side
  25. Any surface used primarily for supporting a flying machine in flight, whether by edge- on motion, or flapping, or rotation; specif., either of a pair of supporting planes of a flying machine.
  26. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for flight, but in the case of a few species of birds, as the ostrich, auk, etc., the wings are used only as an assistance in running or swimming.
  27. Any similar member or instrument used for the purpose of flying.
  28. One of the two pairs of upper thoracic appendages of most hexapod insects. They are broad, fanlike organs formed of a double membrane and strengthened by chitinous veins or nervures.
  29. One of the large pectoral fins of the flying fishes.
  30. Passage by flying; flight; as, to take wing.
  31. Motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.
  32. Anything which agitates the air as a wing does, or which is put in winglike motion by the action of the air, as a fan or vane for winnowing grain, the vane or sail of a windmill, etc.
  33. Any appendage resembling the wing of a bird or insect in shape or appearance.
  34. One of the broad, thin, anterior lobes of the foot of a pteropod, used as an organ in swimming.
  35. Any membranaceous expansion, as that along the sides of certain stems, or of a fruit of the kind called samara.
  36. Either of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.
  37. One of two corresponding appendages attached; a sidepiece.
  38. A side building, less than the main edifice; as, one of the wings of a palace.
  39. A side shoot of a tree or plant; a branch growing up by the side of another.
  40. The right or left division of an army, regiment, etc.
  41. That part of the hold or orlop of a vessel which is nearest the sides. In a fleet, one of the extremities when the ships are drawn up in line, or when forming the two sides of a triangle.
  42. One of the sides of the stags in a theater.
  43. One of the two upper limbs of a bird, by which it flies; one of the thin appendages of membrane by which an insect flies; any part projecting from the main body of something; as, the wing of a house, or the right wing of an army; one of the main supporting surfaces of an airplane; passage by means of flying; as, he gave the bird wing.
  44. The organ of a bird, or other animal or insect, by which it flies: flight: any side- piece: side of an army, ship, building, etc.: ( fig.) protection.
  45. Limb by which an animal flies; flight; side- portion of a building, army, & c.
  46. The fore limb of a bird, adapted for flight, or something resembling or acting like it.
  47. Flight.
  48. An extension of a building at the side; the right or left division of an army.
  49. The limb of a bird by which it flies, and under which it protects its young; care and protection; the limb of an insect by which it flies; flight; passage by the wing; means of flying; acceleration; motive or incitement of flight; the flank or extreme part of an army; any side- piece; a leaf- like appendage; the two lateral petals of a papilionaceous flower, which stand opposite to each other; a side- shoot; a side- building, less than the main edifice; the longer sides of horn- works, crown- works, & c.; the ships on the extremities, when ranged in a line, or when forming the two sides of a triangle.
  50. An ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.
  51. That limb of a bird by which it flies, and under which it protects its young; care or protection, particularly in the plu.; passage by the wing; means of flying; anything compared to a wing in form or position; a side erection attached to the main edifice; in bot., a membraneous border by which many seeds are supported in the air and transported from place to place; the extreme right or left division of an army; the ships on each extremity of a fleet arranged in line of battle.
  52. One of two lateral petals in a papilionaceous flower; the lateral expansion on many seeds; any broad membranous expansion; the fore- limb of Birds; the flight organ of Insects.
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