• Wing Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Any surface used primarily for supporting a flying machine in flight, whether by edge-on motion, or flapping, or rotation; specif., either of a pair of supporting planes of a flying machine.
- (n.) One of the sides of the stags in a theater.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) A side building, less than the main edifice; as, one of the wings of a palace.
- (n.) One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for flight, but in the case of a few species of birds, as the ostrich, auk, etc., the wings are used only as an assistance in running or swimming.
- (v. t.) To supply with wings or sidepieces.
- (n.) Any membranaceous expansion, as that along the sides of certain stems, or of a fruit of the kind called samara.
- (n.) An ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.
- (n.) The right or left division of an army, regiment, etc.
- (v. t.) To cut off the wings of; to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird.
- (v. t.) To transport by flight; to cause to fly.
- (n.) Anything which agitates the air as a wing does, or which is put in winglike motion by the action of the air, as a fan or vane for winnowing grain, the vane or sail of a windmill, etc.
- (n.) A side shoot of a tree or plant; a branch growing up by the side of another.
- (n.) One of the broad, thin, anterior lobes of the foot of a pteropod, used as an organ in swimming.
- (n.) The longer side of crownworks, etc., connecting them with the main work.
- (v. t.) To move through in flight; to fly through.
- (v. t.) To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity.
- (n.) Either of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.
- (n.) Any appendage resembling the wing of a bird or insect in shape or appearance.
- (n.) Passage by flying; flight; as, to take wing.
- (n.) Any similar member or instrument used for the purpose of flying.
- (n.) One of the large pectoral fins of the flying fishes.
- (n.) Motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.
- (n.) One of two corresponding appendages attached; a sidepiece.
- (n.) One of the two pairs of upper thoracic appendages of most hexapod insects. They are broad, fanlike organs formed of a double membrane and strengthened by chitinous veins or nervures.
• W Definition & Synonyms
- () the twenty-third letter of the English alphabet, is usually a consonant, but sometimes it is a vowel, forming the second element of certain diphthongs, as in few, how. It takes its written form and its name from the repetition of a V, this being the original form of the Roman capital letter which we call U. Etymologically it is most related to v and u. See V, and U. Some of the uneducated classes in England, especially in London, confuse w and v, substituting the one for the other, as weal for veal, and veal for weal; wine for vine, and vine for wine, etc. See Guide to Pronunciation, // 266-268.
• We Definition & Synonyms
- (pl. ) of I
- (obj.) The plural nominative case of the pronoun of the first person; the word with which a person in speaking or writing denotes a number or company of which he is one, as the subject of an action expressed by a verb.
• Wing-shell Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Any marine gastropod shell of the genus Strombus. See Strombus.
- (n.) Any pteropod shell.
- (n.) Any one of various species of marine bivalve shells belonging to the genus Avicula, in which the hinge border projects like a wing.