Meaning of WING in English

WING

vt to supply with wings or sidepieces.

2. wing ·vt to transport by flight; to cause to fly.

3. wing ·noun one of the sides of the stags in a theater.

4. wing ·noun passage by flying; flight; as, to take wing.

5. wing ·vt to move through in flight; to fly through.

6. wing ·noun one of the large pectoral fins of the flying fishes.

7. wing ·noun the right or left division of an army, regiment, ·etc.

8. wing ·noun either of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.

9. wing ·noun one of two corresponding appendages attached; a sidepiece.

10. wing ·noun any similar member or instrument used for the purpose of flying.

11. wing ·noun an ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.

12. wing ·noun motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.

13. wing ·vt to furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity.

14. wing ·noun the longer side of crownworks, ·etc., connecting them with the main work.

15. wing ·noun a side shoot of a tree or plant; a branch growing up by the side of another.

xvi. wing ·noun any appendage resembling the wing of a bird or insect in shape or appearance.

xvii. wing ·noun a side building, less than the main edifice; as, one of the wings of a palace.

xviii. wing ·vt to cut off the wings of; to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird.

xix. wing ·noun one of the broad, thin, anterior lobes of the foot of a pteropod, used as an organ in swimming.

xx. wing ·noun any membranaceous expansion, as that along the sides of certain stems, or of a fruit of the kind called samara.

xxi. wing ·noun one of the two pairs of upper thoracic appendages of most hexapod insects. they are broad, fanlike organs formed of a double membrane and strengthened by chitinous veins or nervures.

xxii. wing ·noun anything which agitates the air as a wing does, or which is put in winglike motion by the action of the air, as a fan or vane for winnowing grain, the vane or sail of a windmill, ·etc.

xxiii. wing ·noun that part of the hold or orlop of a vessel which is nearest the sides. in a fleet, one of the extremities when the ships are drawn up in line, or when forming the two sides of a triangle.

xxiv. wing ·add. ·noun any surface used primarily for supporting a flying machine in flight, whether by edge-on motion, or flapping, or rotation; specif., either of a pair of supporting planes of a flying machine.

xxv. wing ·noun one of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. they correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for flight, but in the case of a few species of birds, as the ostrich, auk, ·etc., the wings are used only as an assistance in running or swimming.

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