wing

noun
1 of a bird/insect
ADJECTIVE
left, right
front

The beetle's front wings are small and are not used in flight.

back, hind
broad, long, narrow, pointed, short, stubby
delicate
leathery
broken, damaged

a bird with a broken wing

outspread, outstretched
bat, butterfly, etc.

the patterns on butterfly wings

angel, fairy, etc.
Buffalo (AmE), chicken

First, fry the chicken wings in the oil until they begin to brown.

spicy
… OF WINGS
pair
VERB + WING
extend, flex, open, spread, stretch, unfold, unfurl
close, fold, tuck in
beat, flap, flutter

It flapped its wings and flew off.

clean
clip (often figurative)

Mario felt he had had his wings clipped when his car was impounded.

grow, sprout

I wish I could sprout wings and fly away.

WING + VERB
beat, flap, flutter
WING + NOUN
tip
feathers
span
PREPOSITION
on a/the wing

It had white markings on its wings.

under a/the wing

The young birds were under the mother bird's wing.

Simon's uncle had taken him under his wing. (figurative)

2 of a plane
ADJECTIVE
aircraft
left, port
right, starboard
fixed
folding
WING + NOUN
tip
3 of a building
ADJECTIVE
north, south, etc.
private
hospital
maternity
high-security, maximum-security (= of a prison)
VERB + WING
add, build
PREPOSITION
in a/the wing

Our rooms were in the west wing.

4 (BrE) of a car ⇨ See also ↑fender
ADJECTIVE
nearside, offside
front, rear
VERB + WING
damage, dent

The nearside wing was damaged in the accident.

mend, repair
WING + NOUN
mirror
PREPOSITION
in a/the wing

There was a dent in one wing.

5 of an organization
ADJECTIVE
left, right
conservative
liberal, progressive, reformist
extreme, radical
revolutionary
moderate
dissident (esp. BrE)
political
armed, military, paramilitary
PREPOSITION
on a/the wing

They're on the left wing of the party.


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  • wing — /wing/, n. 1. either of the two forelimbs of most birds and of bats, corresponding to the human arms, that are specialized for flight. 2. either of two corresponding parts in flightless birds, which may be rudimentary, as in certain ratite birds …   Universalium

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  • Wing — Wing, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Winged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Winging}.] 1. To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity. [1913 Webster] Who heaves old ocean, and whowings the storms. Pope. [1913 Webster] Living, to wing with mirth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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