- 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)
Words nearby wing
Idioms for 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 wingout·wing, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for winging
Out of the crater two enormous beetles were winging their way toward them, two beetles larger than any that they had seen.
If a man was on the cliffs shooting at me, and coming that close to winging me, why, he'd have to be off to the right.Judith of Blue Lake Ranch|Jackson Gregory
In the midst of her tears she prayed––prayed for the poor weak soul, winging its way in the mysterious Beyond.The One-Way Trail|Ridgwell Cullum
If Freddy Farmer, too, was winging all out toward the Truk area, then he was somewhere up in those clouds.Dave Dawson at Truk|Robert Sydney Bowen
"Winging," even when one has theatrical experience behind one, is not at all easy.The Secrets of a Savoyard|Henry A. Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for winging
- 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 forms of wingwinglike, adjective
Word Origin for wing
Medicine definitions for winging
Science definitions for winging
Idioms and Phrases with winging
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