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Definitions and Synonyms of wing | Another word for wing | What is wing?

Definition 1: a movable organ for flying (one of a pair) - [noun denoting animal]

(wing is a kind of ...) a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function

(... is a kind of wing ) wing of a bird

(... is a kind of wing ) a wing of an insect

(... is a kind of wing ) either of the anterior pair of wings on an insect that has four wings

(... is a kind of wing ) either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight

(... is a kind of wing ) either of the horny front wings in beetles and some other insects which cover and protect the functional hind wings

(wing is a part of ...) tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing

(wing is a part of ...) any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

(... is part of wing) small air-breathing arthropod

(... is part of wing) warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

(... is part of wing) nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate

(... is part of wing) spiritual being attendant upon God

Definition 2: one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane - [noun denoting artifact]

(wing is a kind of ...) a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight

(wing is a part of ...) an airfoil that controls lateral motion

(wing is a part of ...) a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag

(wing is a part of ...) support resembling the rib of an animal

(... is part of wing) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

Definition 3: an addition that extends a main building - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wing in the sense of this definition

(wing is a kind of ...) a component that is added to something to improve it

"the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement" "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"

(... is a kind of wing ) an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building

(... is part of wing) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 4: a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where wing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in Britain they call a fender a wing

Synonyms for wing in the sense of this definition

(wing is a kind of ...) a structure or object that impedes free movement

(... is a kind of wing ) a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels

(... is part of wing) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 5: a stage area out of sight of the audience - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for wing in the sense of this definition

(wing is a kind of ...) a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience

"he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"

Definition 6: the wing of a fowl - [noun denoting food]

Samples where wing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he preferred the drumsticks to the wings

(wing is a kind of ...) an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

"the helpings were all small" "his portion was larger than hers" "there's enough for two servings each"

(... is a kind of wing ) the wing of a turkey

(... is a kind of wing ) the wing of a chicken

(... is part of wing) the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food

Definition 7: a unit of military aircraft - [noun denoting group]

(wing is a kind of ...) a military unit that is part of the airforce

(... is part of wing) a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings

(wing is a member of ...) an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group

(wing belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 8: the side of military or naval formation - [noun denoting group]

Samples where wing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they attacked the enemy's right flank

Synonyms for wing in the sense of this definition

(wing is a kind of ...) an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

"a defensive formation" "a formation of planes"

(wing belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 9: a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function - [noun denoting group]

Samples where wing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are the progressive wing of the Republican Party

(wing is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

Definition 10: (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft - [noun denoting location]

(wing is a kind of ...) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

Definition 11: a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side - [noun denoting person]

(wing is a kind of ...) an athlete who plays hockey

Definition 12: travel through the air; be airborne - [verb of motion]

Samples where wing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Man cannot fly

Synonyms for wing in the sense of this definition

(wing is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of wing ) fly low

"Planes buzzed the crowds in the square"

(... is a kind of wing ) fly in high wind

(... is a kind of wing ) fly in a flock

"flighting wild geese"

(... is a kind of wing ) continue flying

(... is a kind of wing ) fly upwards or high in the sky

(... is a kind of wing ) hang in the air; fly or be suspended above

(wing has a similar meaning as ...) travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft

"Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"

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