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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. (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
     
  7. 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"
     
  8. The wing of a fowl
    "he preferred the drumsticks to the wings"
     
  9. [Brit] A barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud
    "in Britain they call a fender a wing";
    - fender
     
  10. An addition that extends a main building
    - annex, annexe [Brit], extension
     
  11. A hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side
Verb: wing  wing
  1. Travel through the air; be airborne
    - fly
     
  2. [informal] Move or travel very quickly
    - rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along [informal], rush along, bucket along [informal], belt along [informal], step on it [informal], travel rapidly, hurry, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], barrel [informal], rocket [informal], pelt [informal], belt [informal], bucket [informal]
     
  3. Propel through the air
    - throw
     
  4. [informal] Perform without preparation
    "he winged a speech at the wedding";
    - improvise, improvize [non-standard], ad-lib, extemporize, extemporise [Brit], wing it [informal]
     
  5. Injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the arm or leg
     
  6. Bring down a bird by shooting in the wing

Derived forms: winging, wings, winged

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 [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], bat, bird, birdie [informal], building, car, chiropteran, division, edifice, flittermouse [archaic], fowl, insect, motorcar, plane, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: Wing, North Dakota