wing

Primary Meanings of wing

1.
nv
a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
travel through the air; be airborne
2.
n
an addition that extends a main building
3.
n
a unit of military aircraft
4.
n
a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function
5.
n
a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side
6.
n
a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
Full Definitions of wing
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n a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

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ala
a wing of an insect
fore wing, fore-wing, forewing
either of the anterior pair of wings on an insect that has four wings
balancer, halter, haltere
either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
pennon, pinion
wing of a bird
elytron, wing case
either of the horny front wings in beetles and some other insects which cover and protect the functional hind wings
Type of:
organ
a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

n the wing of a fowl

“he preferred the drumsticks to the wings
Types:
turkey wing
the wing of a turkey
chicken wing
the wing of a chicken
Type of:
helping, portion, serving
an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

n one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

Type of:
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface
a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight

v travel through the air; be airborne

Synonyms:
fly
fly
travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft
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buzz
fly low
rack
fly in high wind
flight
fly in a flock
fly on
continue flying
soar
fly upwards or high in the sky
hover
hang in the air; fly or be suspended above
poise
be motionless, in suspension
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
2

n an addition that extends a main building

Synonyms:
annex, annexe, extension
Types:
ell
an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building
Type of:
add-on, addition, improver
a component that is added to something to improve it

n a stage area out of sight of the audience

Synonyms:
backstage, offstage
Type of:
stage
a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience
3

n a unit of military aircraft

Type of:
air unit
a military unit that is part of the airforce

n (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft

Type of:
place, position
the particular portion of space occupied by something

n the side of military or naval formation

Synonyms:
flank
Type of:
formation
an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
4

n a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function

“they are the progressive wing of the Republican Party”
Type of:
social group
people sharing some social relation
5

n a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side

Type of:
hockey player, ice-hockey player
an athlete who plays hockey
6

n a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud

Synonyms:
fender
Types:
mudguard, splash guard, splash-guard
a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels
Type of:
barrier
a structure or object that impedes free movement

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