Meaning of WING in English

WING

noun

1 of a bird/insect

ADJECTIVE

▪ left , right

▪ front

The beetle's front ~s are small and are not used in flight.

▪ back , hind

▪ broad , long , narrow , pointed , short , stubby

▪ delicate

▪ leathery

▪ broken , damaged

a bird with a broken ~

▪ outspread , outstretched

▪ bat , butterfly , etc.

the patterns on butterfly ~s

▪ angel , fairy , etc.

▪ Buffalo ( AmE ), chicken

First, fry the chicken ~s in the oil until they begin to brown.

▪ spicy

… OF WINGS

▪ pair

VERB + WING

▪ extend , flex , open , spread , stretch , unfold , unfurl

▪ close , fold , tuck in

▪ beat , flap , flutter

It flapped its ~s and flew off.

▪ clean

▪ clip ( often figurative )

Mario felt he had had his ~s clipped when his car was impounded.

▪ grow , sprout

I wish I could sprout ~s and fly away.

WING + VERB

▪ beat , flap , flutter

WING + NOUN

▪ tip

▪ feathers

▪ span

PREPOSITION

▪ on a/the ~

It had white markings on its ~s.

▪ under a/the ~

The young birds were under the mother bird's ~.

Simon's uncle had taken him under his ~. ( figurative )

2 of a plane

ADJECTIVE

▪ aircraft

▪ left , port

▪ right , starboard

▪ fixed

▪ folding

WING + NOUN

▪ tip

3 of a building

ADJECTIVE

▪ north , south , etc.

▪ private

▪ hospital

▪ maternity

▪ high-security , maximum-security (= of a prison)

VERB + WING

▪ add , build

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

Our rooms were in the west ~.

4 ( BrE ) of a car ⇨ See also ↑ fender

ADJECTIVE

▪ nearside , offside

▪ front , rear

VERB + WING

▪ damage , dent

The nearside ~ was damaged in the accident.

▪ mend , repair

WING + NOUN

▪ mirror

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

There was a dent in one ~.

5 of an organization

ADJECTIVE

▪ left , right

▪ conservative

▪ liberal , progressive , reformist

▪ extreme , radical

▪ revolutionary

▪ moderate

▪ dissident ( esp. BrE )

▪ political

▪ armed , military , paramilitary

PREPOSITION

▪ on a/the ~

They're on the left ~ of the party.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .