Associations to the word «Wing»

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WING, noun. An appendage of an animal's (bird, bat, insect) body that enables it to fly; a similar fin at the side of a ray or similar fish
WING, noun. (slang) Human arm.
WING, noun. Part of an airplane that produces the lift for rising into the air.
WING, noun. One of the large pectoral fins of a flying fish.
WING, noun. One of the broad, thin, anterior lobes of the foot of a pteropod, used as an organ in swimming.
WING, noun. (botany) Any membranaceous expansion, such as that along the sides of certain stems, or of a fruit of the kind called samara.
WING, noun. (botany) Either of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.
WING, noun. A side shoot of a tree or plant; a branch growing up by the side of another.
WING, noun. Passage by flying; flight.
WING, noun. Motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.
WING, noun. A part of something that is lesser in size than the main body, such as an extension from the main building.
WING, noun. Anything that agitates the air as a wing does, or is put in winglike motion by the action of the air, such as a fan or vane for winnowing grain, the vane or sail of a windmill, etc.
WING, noun. An ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.
WING, noun. A fraction of a political movement. Usually implies a position apart from the mainstream center position.
WING, noun. An organizational grouping in a military aviation service:
WING, noun. (British) A unit of command consisting of two or more squadrons and itself being a sub-unit of a group or station.
WING, noun. (US) A larger formation of two or more groups, which in turn control two or more squadrons.
WING, noun. (British) A panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
WING, noun. (nautical) A platform on either side of the bridge of a vessel, normally found in pairs.
WING, noun. (nautical) 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.
WING, noun. (sports) A position in several field games on either side of the field.
WING, noun. (sports) A player occupying such a position, also called a winger
WING, noun. (botany) A flattened extension of a tridimensional plant organ.
WING, noun. (typography) (informal) (rare) A háček.
WING, noun. One of the unseen areass on the side of the stage in a theatre.
WING, noun. (in the plural) The insignia of a qualified pilot or aircrew member.
WING, verb. (transitive) To injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the arm.
WING, verb. (intransitive) To fly.
WING, verb. (transitive) (of a building) To add a wing (extra part) to.
WING, verb. (transitive) To act or speak extemporaneously; to improvise; to wing it.
WING, verb. (transitive) To throw.
WING, proper noun. A surname​.
WING, proper noun. One of two villages in England.
WING, proper noun. A city in North Dakota.
WING ATTACK, noun. (netball) A player allowed in the centre third and goal third, but not the shooting circle.
WING ATTACKS, noun. Plural of wing attack
WING BACK, noun. Alternative form of wingback
WING CHAIR, noun. A chair with a high back from which project small side pieces, originally to protect from draught
WING CHAIRS, noun. Plural of wing chair
WING CHUN, noun. A Chinese martial art.
WING COLLAR, noun. A small standing collar with the points pressed to stick out, resembling "wings", used in shirts intended to be worn with men's evening dress.
WING COMMANDER, noun. Alternative letter-case form of wing commander (found when the term is used as a title).
WING COMMANDER, noun. A rank in the RAF, between that of squadron leader and group captain, equivalent to an army lieutenant colonel
WING COMMANDERS, noun. Plural of Wing Commander
WING CORKSCREW, noun. A type of corkscrew having two levers on either side of the worm, so that the cork is removed by pushing the levers together after the worm has been driven into the cork.
WING DEFENCE, noun. (netball) A player allowed in the centre third, defensive goal third, but not the shooting circle.
WING DEFENCES, noun. Plural of wing defence
WING FIC, noun. Alternative form of wingfic
WING IN GROUND EFFECT, noun. (aeronautics) ground effect on a wing of an aircraft flying close to the ground
WING IT, verb. (idiomatic) To improvise; to make things up or figure things out as one goes; to perform with little or no preparation.
WING MIRROR, noun. Either of a pair of mirrors on the sides of a car or other vehicle that enable the driver to see to the side and behind.
WING MIRRORS, noun. Plural of wing mirror
WING NUT, noun. A nut with wing-like projections to provide leverage in turning; a thumbnut.
WING NUT, noun. (slang) One who advocates extreme measures or changes; a radical.
WING RAIL, noun. A junction between two rails that diverge in a V-formation
WING SAUCE, noun. The sauce served with buffalo wings, usually made with vinegar, butter, and hot sauce.
WING SAUCES, noun. Plural of wing sauce
WING WALKING, noun. Stunt performed at airshows, particularly in the interwar years, where a person climbed through the struts of a biplane, or flew strapped in a frame on top of the aircraft.
WING WARPING, noun. (aviation) (historical) an early system for lateral (roll) control on a fixed-wing aircraft, involving the flexing of the wing to achieve movement.

Dictionary definition

WING, noun. A movable organ for flying (one of a pair).
WING, noun. One of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane.
WING, noun. A stage area out of sight of the audience.
WING, noun. A unit of military aircraft.
WING, noun. The side of military or naval formation; "they attacked the enemy's right flank".
WING, noun. A hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side.
WING, noun. (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft.
WING, 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".
WING, noun. The wing of a fowl; "he preferred the drumsticks to the wings".
WING, noun. A barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud; "in Britain they call a fender a wing".
WING, noun. An addition that extends a main building.
WING, verb. Travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly".

Wise words

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