Wing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word wing
Brit.  |wɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word wing

noun

- a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
- one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
- a stage area out of sight of the audience (syn: backstage, offstage)
- a unit of military aircraft
- the side of military or naval formation (syn: flank)
- a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side
- (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft

▼ (4)

verb

- travel through the air; be airborne (syn: fly)

Examples

In the library's north wing, you'll find the current periodicals.

She works in the pediatric wing of the hospital.

The guest room is in the east wing.

The team winged to Moscow for the finals.

She winged the ball over to first base.

The soldier was winged by a stray bullet.

The bird spread its wings and flew off.

I winged a word for his ears.

The pheasant flapped its wings vigorously.

She works in the hospital's maternity wing.

a flock of geese winging down the coast

planes winging their way to exotic destinations

they are the progressive wing of the Republican Party

he preferred the drumsticks to the wings

in Britain they call a fender a wing

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: wing
he/she/it: wings
present participle: winging
past tense: winged
past participle: winged
noun
singular: wing
plural: wings
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