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Noun: wing  wing
  1. A movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
     
  2. One of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an aeroplane
     
  3. A stage area out of sight of the audience
    - offstage, backstage
     
  4. (military) a unit of military aircraft
     
  5. (military) The side of a military or naval formation
    "they attacked the enemy's right wing";
    - flank
     
  6. A hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side
     
  7. (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
     
  8. 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"
     
  9. The wing of a fowl
    "he preferred the drumsticks to the wings"
     
  10. A barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
    "in Britain they call a fender a wing";
    - fender
     
  11. An addition that extends a main building
    - annex, annexe [Brit], extension
Verb: wing  wing
  1. Travel through the air; be airborne
    - fly
     
  2. [informal] Perform without preparation
    "he winged a speech at the wedding";
    - improvise, improvize [non-standard], ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise [Brit], wing it [informal]
     
  3. Propel through the air
    - throw
     
  4. Injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the arm or leg
     
  5. Bring down a bird by shooting in the wing

Derived forms: winging, winged, wings

Type of: addition, add-on, aerofoil [Brit], air unit, airfoil [N. Amer], barrier, control surface, do, execute, formation, go, helping, hockey player, ice-hockey player, impel, improver, locomote, move, organ, perform, place, portion, position, propel, serving, social group, stage, surface, travel

Part of: aeroplane [Brit], air division, airplane [N. Amer], angel, auto, automobile, bat, bird, building, car, chiropteran, division, edifice, flittermouse [archaic], fowl, insect, machine, motorcar, plane

Encyclopedia: Wing, ND