from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One of a pair of movable appendages used for flying, as the feather-covered modified forelimb of a bird or the skin-covered modified forelimb of a bat or pterosaur.
- noun One of the one or two pairs of membranous structures used for flying that extend from the thorax of an insect.
- noun A structure or part used by an animal for gliding through the air, as the folds of skin of a flying squirrel or the enlarged pectoral fins of a flying fish.
- noun An outspread pair of stylized bird's wings worn as insignia by qualified pilots or air crew members.
- noun An airfoil whose principal function is providing lift, especially either of two such airfoils symmetrically positioned on each side of the fuselage of an aircraft.
- noun A thin or membranous extension, as of the fruit of a maple or ash, the seed of a pine, or the branches of a winged elm.
- noun One of the lateral petals of the flower of certain plants in the pea family, such as the sweet pea.
- noun Something that resembles a wing in appearance or function, especially.
- noun The vane of a weathervane.
- noun The sail of a ship.
- noun A folding section, as of a double door or of a movable partition.
- noun Either of the two side projections on the back of a wing chair.
- noun A flat of theatrical scenery projecting onto the stage from the side.
- noun Chiefly British The fender of a motor vehicle.
- noun A structure that forms an extended part of or is attached to a main structure.
- noun Either of the unseen backstage areas on the sides of the stage of a proscenium theater.
- noun The act or manner of flying.
- noun A means of flight or rapid movement.
- noun A group affiliated with or subordinate to an older or larger organization.
- noun Either of two groups with opposing views within a larger group; a faction.
- noun A section of a party, legislature, or community holding distinct, especially dissenting, political views.
- noun Either the left or right flank of an army or a naval fleet.
- noun An air force unit larger than a group but smaller than a numbered air force or, formerly, than a division.
- noun Either of the forward positions near the sides of the playing area, especially in hockey.
- noun A player who plays this position.
- intransitive verb To move swiftly through the air or on wings.
- intransitive verb To pass over or through with wings.
- intransitive verb To make (one's way) through the air or on wings.
- intransitive verb To carry or transport by flying.
- intransitive verb To furnish with wings.
- intransitive verb To feather (an arrow).
- intransitive verb To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
- intransitive verb To strike or wound in a wing or an appendage.
- intransitive verb To furnish with side or subordinate extensions, as a building or an altarpiece.
- intransitive verb To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise.
- idiom (give wing to) To provide the impetus for or enable (something).
- idiom (give wing to) To free from constraints or allow to operate freely.
- idiom (in the wings) In the stage wings, unseen by the audience.
- idiom (in the wings) Close by in the background; available at short notice.
- idiom (on the wing) In flight; flying.
- idiom (take wing) To fly off; soar away.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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The sight of an apparent airman on the wing is a shocker …
WALDMAN: It's about being what I call a wing giver.
These are metal and composite material panels that are above what we call the wing cove area.
In normal operations, you would have at least one other vehicle as what they call a wing man or a cover vehicle in case someone gets in trouble.
Ruled out the K because the DragonFly wing is on the Left.
The 6-1, 185-pound right wing is only a sophomore (the fact that he's 22 years old and in his second year of college is another story altogether), but should be receiving plenty of offers this spring.
Carrick Felix, a 6-6 wing from the College of Southern Idaho, has three years of eligibility left.
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A 2008 analysis of the tree rings on the cabin's logs found that the cabin wing was built around 1850 - more than a decade after Henson had fled the United States for Canada, where he established a fugitive slave community called Dawn.
Entitled "Cheap Debt for Corporations Fails to Spur Economy", it summarizes better than anything I could write why the classical macro-economic model embraced by the Bob Rubin wing of the Democratic Party is not working in the deeply damaged economy of 2010.