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wing

noun (n)

  • a movable organ for flying (one of a pair) (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a stage area out of sight of the audience (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: backstage, offstage
    source: wordnet30
  • a unit of military aircraft (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • the side of military or naval formation (noun.group)
    Synonym: flank
    source: wordnet30
  • a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft (noun.location)
    source: wordnet30
  • a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function (noun.group)
    Example:
    They are the progressive wing of the Republican Party.
    source: wordnet30
  • the wing of a fowl (noun.food)
    Example:
    He preferred the drumsticks to the wings.
    source: wordnet30
  • a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: fender
    Example:
    In Britain they call a fender a wing.
    source: wordnet30
  • an addition that extends a main building (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: annex, annexe, extension
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • travel through the air; be airborne (verb.motion)
    Synonym: fly
    source: wordnet30
  • To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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