- 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)
How to use wing in a sentence
This year, we’ll just need to keep such tailgating to a handful of distanced friends, like the times the skiers on staff at Outside would grill wings and sip reposado each spring during the Don’t Close Brah gathering at Ski Santa Fe.How COVID-19 Could Actually Be Good for Skiing|Marc Peruzzi|November 20, 2020|Outside Online
Understanding the gliding biomechanics of colugos might help in the design of robotics and wing technology, Byrnes says.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
If Bogdanovic finds a different home, Milwaukee will need to reconsider its options and search for another starting-caliber wing.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Digna Strautmane and Emily Engstler, both versatile wings, and forward Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi are another year more experienced.After Beating Cancer, This Syracuse Point Guard Is Coming For The Record Books|Howard Megdal|November 17, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
In cities, some species of birds have evolved shorter wings, which help them dodge traffic.Scientists Say: Evolution|Bethany Brookshire|November 16, 2020|Science News For Students
But she's really winging across the country on a private jet.Palin's Bus Hoax|Joe McGinniss|November 29, 2009|DAILY BEAST
His attitude was one of hopeless resignation as he looked toward a distant bird winging its flight away from him.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
As if in gratitude, a bird came winging out of the orchard behind her, and dipped his breast and bill in the water.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
And now she sees that it is not really a star, but a little company of angels winging their way together to earth.Ways of War and Peace|Delia Austrian
And remembering what had summoned the flitter winging toward him, Raf drew a deep breath.Star Born|Andre Norton
A few moments later the airplanes came winging back to their mother ship.The Onslaught from Rigel|Fletcher Pratt
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