- one of a pair of airfoils attached transversely to the fuselage of an aircraft and providing lift.
- both airfoils, taken collectively.
- the platform or space on the right or left of the stage proper.
- wing flat.
- any leaflike expansion, as of a samara.
- one of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- in flight, or flying: a bird on the wing.
- in motion; traveling; active: Scouts are on the wing in search of a new talent.
- to begin to fly; take to the air.
- to leave in haste; depart: Our resolutions to economize swiftly took wing.
Origin of wing
Related formsout·wing, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for wing
RELATED: Wing Span: The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (PHOTOS) Not everyone agreed with her assessment.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show|Nico Hines|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is Clinton too close to the Wall Street-Goldman Sachs wing of the Democratic Party?
Bush, meanwhile, hails from the more moderate “establishment” wing of the GOP.
But perhaps a better name for this crowd would be “the Dan Malloy wing of the Democratic Party.”Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?|David Freedlander|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Murphy took him under his wing, and one day he gave Rock To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With.
In shooting on the wing he thought that his young friend was superior to any one on the grounds.The Cave by the Beech Fork|Henry S. Spalding
They are plovers that subsist largely upon flying insects which they catch when on the wing.Glimpses of Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
The wings of the Blriot had the Wright brothers' wing warping arrangement.The Romance of Aircraft|Lawrence Yard Smith
One wing of the building is inhabited by the male, and the other by the female patients.Travels Through North America, v. 1-2|Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
The people of that country are constantly seeing men on the wing, who come and enter this monastery.Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms|Fa-Hsien
British Dictionary definitions for wing
- a half of the main supporting surface on an aircraft, confined to one side of it
- the full span of the main supporting surface on both sides of an aircraft
- an aircraft designed as one complete wing
- a position in flight formation, just to the rear and to one side of an aircraft
- an organ or apparatus resembling a wing
- anatomy any bodily structure resembling a wingthe wings of a sphenoid bone Technical name: ala
- either of the lateral petals of a sweetpea or related flower
- any of various outgrowths of a plant part, esp the process on a wind-dispersed fruit or seed
- either of the two sides of the pitch near the touchline
- a player stationed in such a position; winger
- about to leave
- to lift off or fly away
- to depart in haste
- to become joyful
- to restrict someone's freedom
- to thwart someone's ambition
verb (mainly tr)
Derived Formswinglike, adjective
Word Origin for wing
Medicine definitions for wing
Science definitions for wing
Idioms and Phrases with wing
In addition to the idiom beginning with wing
- wing it
- clip someone's wings
- in the wings
- left wing
- on the wing
- take flight (wing)
- under someone's wing