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wing

wing

 
pronunciation:
wIng
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
under one's wing, wing it
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: either of a pair of movable appendages enabling a bird, bat, or insect to fly.
 
definition 2: any corresponding body part that resembles such an appendage, but does not enable flight.
the wing of a penguin
definition 3: something having the shape or function of a wing.
the wing of an airplane
definition 4: (informal) a human arm.
definition 5: a side section of a building.
the north wing of the mansion
similar words:
annex, ward
definition 6: an extension at either top side of an armchair.
definition 7: a group characterized by its extreme political orientation.
the right wing
similar words:
limb
definition 8: (pl.) the backstage area on both sides of the stage that is hidden from the view of the audience.
The actors waited in the wings for their cue to enter.
definition 9: (chiefly British) the part on the side of a car that covers the wheels; fender.
phrase: under one's wing
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: winged, winging, wings
definition 1: to move rapidly by or as if by means of flying.
They winged her to the hospital in the ambulance.
definition 2: to transport by flying.
They winged the cargo by air freight.
similar words:
fly
definition 3: to hit or wound in the arm or wing.
The ball winged him as he tried to catch it.The bird had been winged and could not fly.
definition 4: to supply with wings.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move by using or as if by using wings; fly.
similar words:
fly
phrase: wing it
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