Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having wings or winglike appendages.
  • adjective Having wings of a specified kind. Often used in combination.
  • adjective Moving on or as if on wings; flying.
  • adjective Soaring as if with wings; elevated or sublime.
  • adjective Swift; fleet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having or wearing wings, in any sense: as, the winged horse (Pegasus); the winged god (Mercury); a winged (feathered) arrow; a winged ship.
  • In heraldry, having wings.
  • Specifically— Noting a bird when the wings are of a different tincture from the body.
  • Noting an object not usually having wings: as, a winged column.
  • In bot., anat., and conchology, alate; alated; having a part resembling or likened to a wing: as, a winged shell or bone; a winged seed. See cuts under sphenoid, wing-shell, and wing, n., 9 .
  • Abounding with wings, and hence with birds; swarming with birds.
  • Moving or passing on or as on wings; swift; rapid.
  • Soaring; lofty; elevated; sublime.
  • Disabled in the wing; having the wing broken.
  • [l. c] See winged bull, above.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Furnished with wings; transported by flying; having winglike expansions.
  • adjective rare Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; hence, elevated; lofty; sublime.
  • adjective Swift; rapid.
  • adjective Wounded or hurt in the wing.
  • adjective (Bot.) Furnished with a leaflike appendage, as the fruit of the elm and the ash, or the stem in certain plants; alate.
  • adjective (Her.) Represented with wings, or having wings, of a different tincture from the body.
  • adjective Fanned with wings; swarming with birds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having wings
  • adjective Flying or soaring as if on wings.
  • adjective Swift.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of wing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very fast; as if with wings
  • adjective having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind

Etymologies

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wing (“noun”) +‎ -ed

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See wing (verb)

Examples

  • His name winged through her mind as she remembered the wondrous lovemaking they had shared.

    Almost a Whisper

  • His name winged through her mind as she remembered the wondrous lovemaking they had shared.

    Almost a Whisper

  • It is an unspeakable boon to me to be able to speak in winged words that need no interpretation.

    The Story of My Life

  • The motive for this adoration was said to be the great service rendered to Egypt by these birds, who were supposed to devour certain winged serpents, and prevent their devastating the country.

    Rural Hours

  • At these words an arrow, winged from a hand behind Cressingham, flew directly to the unvisored face of Wallace, but it struck too high; and ringing against his helmet, fell to the ground.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • Thereupon she calls her winged son Cupid, mischievous enough in his own nature, and rouses and provokes him yet more by her complaints.

    The Age of Fable

  • Thereupon she calls her winged son Cupid, mischievous enough in his own nature, and rouses and provokes him yet more by her complaints.

    The Age of Fable

  • We pagan-minded folk call the winged tricksters of Magick the Faerie.

    The Ongoing Magic of Grizzabella the Faerie

  • I don't stand over them, arms crossed, saying in a haughty Comic Book Guy voice "I believe you have called the winged Thanagarian warrior by the incorrect name of 'Birdman,' when it is, in fact, 'Hawkman' -- please leave my store."

    Archive 2005-01-16

  • I don't stand over them, arms crossed, saying in a haughty Comic Book Guy voice "I believe you have called the winged Thanagarian warrior by the incorrect name of 'Birdman,' when it is, in fact, 'Hawkman' -- please leave my store."

    Archive 2005-01-16

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