- 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.
Idioms about wing
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM wingoutwing, verb (used with object)
Words nearby wing
How to use wing in a sentence
The wing has to be descending for this to happen, and it cannot descend indefinitely.
You can blame the Sixers’ guards and wings for their seeming inability to throw simple entry passes.
Though the California judge’s decision will only impact ride-hailing services, delivery service DoorDash is watching closely from the wings.
Some beetles, though, are beautifully shimmery from tiny structures in their wings.
A host of alternatives to silicon are waiting in the wings, such as photonics, carbon nanotube transistors, and superconducting circuits, but none are close to being able to replace the technology we’ve become so reliant on.Computing Power Can Keep Growing as Moore’s Law Winds Down. Here’s How|Edd Gent|June 8, 2020|Singularity Hub
To borrow an old right-wing talking point, these people are angry no matter what we do.
There is, however, a separate wing of AQAP designed to inspire their followers to conduct attacks against the West.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He sometimes surmised that it was because he was too outspokenly identified with the diminished liberal wing of the party.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Limbaugh makes comments like this because his right-wing fans require a non–stop diet of race-baiting red meat.
In other words, this is a very small vast-right-wing-conspiracy.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Done, says he, why let fifty of our men advance, and flank them on each wing.
His idea was that there would be ample time later to order a concentration on either wing or on the centre.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
As it was he had to press Nejdi into a fast gallop before he could clear the left wing of the advancing army.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The male Black Redstart has also a white patch on the wing caused by the pale, nearly white, margins of the feathers.Birds of Guernsey (1879)|Cecil Smith
I watched him wing his god-like way up through the still, soft air till he was lost to view.Uncanny Tales|Various
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
Derived forms of wingwinglike, adjective
Word Origin for wing
Scientific definitions for wing
Other 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