WING MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Wing Definition & Synonyms

  1. (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.
  2. (n.) One of the sides of the stags in a theater.
  3. (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.
  4. (n.) A side building, less than the main edifice; as, one of the wings of a palace.
  5. (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.
  6. (v. t.) To supply with wings or sidepieces.
  7. (n.) Any membranaceous expansion, as that along the sides of certain stems, or of a fruit of the kind called samara.
  8. (n.) An ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.
  9. (n.) The right or left division of an army, regiment, etc.
  10. (v. t.) To cut off the wings of; to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird.
  11. (v. t.) To transport by flight; to cause to fly.
  12. (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.
  13. (n.) A side shoot of a tree or plant; a branch growing up by the side of another.
  14. (n.) One of the broad, thin, anterior lobes of the foot of a pteropod, used as an organ in swimming.
  15. (n.) The longer side of crownworks, etc., connecting them with the main work.
  16. (v. t.) To move through in flight; to fly through.
  17. (v. t.) To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity.
  18. (n.) Either of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.
  19. (n.) Any appendage resembling the wing of a bird or insect in shape or appearance.
  20. (n.) Passage by flying; flight; as, to take wing.
  21. (n.) Any similar member or instrument used for the purpose of flying.
  22. (n.) One of the large pectoral fins of the flying fishes.
  23. (n.) Motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.
  24. (n.) One of two corresponding appendages attached; a sidepiece.
  25. (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.


Synonyms:
Annex, Extension, Fender, Flank, Fly,

• W Definition & Synonyms

  1. () 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.


Synonyms:
Tungsten, Watt, West, Wolfram,

• We Definition & Synonyms

  1. (pl. ) of I
  2. (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

  1. (n.) Any marine gastropod shell of the genus Strombus. See Strombus.
  2. (n.) Any pteropod shell.
  3. (n.) Any one of various species of marine bivalve shells belonging to the genus Avicula, in which the hinge border projects like a wing.


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