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[ wing ]
/ wɪŋ /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to travel on or as if on wings; fly; soar: They are winging to the coast.
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Idioms about wing

Origin of wing

1125–75; Middle English wenge (plural noun) <Old Danish wingæ; compare Norwegian, Swedish vinge,Old Norse vǣngr

OTHER WORDS FROM wing

outwing, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for wing

wing
/ (wɪŋ) /

noun
verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of wing

winglike, adjective

Word Origin for wing

C12: from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse vǣngir (plural), Norwegian veng
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Scientific definitions for wing

wing
[ wĭng ]

One of a pair of specialized parts used for flying, as in birds, bats, or insects.
A thin, papery projection on certain fruits that are dispersed by the wind, such as the fruits of ash, elm, and maple trees. See also samara.
A part extending from the side of an aircraft, such as an airplane, having a curved upper surface that causes the pressure of air rushing over it to decrease, thereby providing lift.
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