- (in a bird) a modified forelimb that bears large feathers and is used for flying.；(in a bat or pterosaur) a modified forelimb with skin stretched between or behind the fingers.
- travel on wings or by aircraft; fly；move, travel, or be sent quickly, as if flying
verb: wing, 3rd person present: wings, gerund or present participle: winging, past tense: winged, past participle: winged
noun: wing, plural noun: wings
- 1. (in a bird) a modified forelimb that bears large feathers and is used for flying. 同義詞
- ▪ (in a bat or pterosaur) a modified forelimb with skin stretched between or behind the fingers.
- ▪ (in most insects) each of two or four flat extensions of the thoracic cuticle, either transparent or covered in scales.
- ▪ the wing of a bird as food.
- ▪ used with reference to ease and swiftness of movement the thought gave wings to her feet
- 2. a rigid horizontal structure that projects from both sides of an aircraft and supports it in the air.
- ▪ a pilot's certificate of ability to fly a plane, indicated by a badge representing a pair of wings Michael earned his wings as a commercial pilot
- 3. British a raised part of the body of a car or other vehicle above the wheel.
- 4. a part of a large building, especially one that projects from the main part a maternity wing 同義詞
- 5. a group within a political party or other organization having particular views or a particular function she joined the youth wing of the party at the age of 16 同義詞
- 6. the sides of a theatre stage out of view of the audience.
- 7. (in soccer, rugby, and hockey) the part of the field close to the sidelines.
- ▪ an attacking player positioned near to one of the sidelines.
- 8. a lateral part or projection of an organ or structure.
- ▪ a thin membranous appendage of a fruit or seed that is dispersed by the wind.
- 9. an air force unit of several squadrons or groups.
- ▪ the right or left flank of the main body of a battle formation.
- 10. rare a flock of plovers (birds) some sportsmen make no scruple about firing into the thick of a wing of plover
- 1. travel on wings or by aircraft; fly George satisfied his keen urge to fly by winging homewards with the Royal Air Force 同義詞
- ▪ move, travel, or be sent quickly, as if flying the prize will be winging its way to you soon 同義詞
- ▪ send or convey (something) quickly, as if by air just jot down the title on a postcard and wing it to us
- ▪ archaic enable (someone or something) to fly or move rapidly the convent was at some distance, but fear would wing her steps
- 2. shoot (a bird) in the wing, so as to prevent flight without causing death one bird was winged for every bird killed
- ▪ wound (someone) superficially, especially in the arm or shoulder. 同義詞
- 3. informal speak or act without preparation; improvise a little preparation puts you ahead of the job-seekers who try to wing it