wing

Definitions of wing
  1. noun
    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
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    organ
    a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
  2. noun
    the wing of a fowl
    “he preferred the drumsticks to the wings
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    turkey wing
    the wing of a turkey
    chicken wing
    the wing of a chicken
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    helping, portion, serving
    an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
  3. noun
    one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
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    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
  4. verb
    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
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    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
  5. noun
    an addition that extends a main building
    synonyms: annex, annexe, extension
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    ell
    an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building
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    add-on, addition, improver
    a component that is added to something to improve it
  6. noun
    a stage area out of sight of the audience
    synonyms: backstage, offstage
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    stage
    a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience
  7. noun
    a unit of military aircraft
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    air unit
    a military unit that is part of the airforce
  8. noun
    (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
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    place, position
    the particular portion of space occupied by something
  9. noun
    the side of military or naval formation
    synonyms: flank
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    formation
    an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
  10. noun
    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”
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    social group
    people sharing some social relation
  11. noun
    a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side
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    hockey player, ice-hockey player
    an athlete who plays hockey
  12. noun
    a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
    synonyms: fender
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    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
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    barrier
    a structure or object that impedes free movement
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