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1wing/ˈwɪŋ/noun
pluralwings
1wing
/ˈwɪŋ/
noun
pluralwings
Learner's definition of WING  
[count] 
: a part of an animal's body that is used for flying or gliding
— see picture at bird
   b  : the wing of a bird and especially a chicken eaten as food — often plural
— see also buffalo wing
[count]  : one of usually two long, flat parts of an airplane that extend from the sides and make it possible for the airplane to fly
— see picture at airplanesee also water wings
[count]  : a particular section of a large building
the wings  : the areas on the sides of a stage where performers wait before going onto the stage — often used figuratively
[count] 
: a particular part of a large organization or group
   b  : a group of military airplanes
[count]sports  : a person who plays on the offense in a position that is towards the sides of the playing area in sports like hockey and soccer
— called also winger
[count]British  : fender 1

clip someone's wings

: to limit someone's ability to do or say things

get your wings

chiefly US, informal
: to officially become a pilot : to receive the license that allows you to fly an airplane, helicopter, etc.
: to gain experience in something

on a wing and a prayer

informal
: without much chance of success

on the wing

: in flight

spread your wings

: to become more independent and confident : to try doing new things

take (someone) under your wing

: to help, teach, or take care of (someone who is younger or has less experience than you)

take wing

: to begin to fly — often used figuratively

— winglike

/ˈwɪŋˌlaɪk/adjective,[more winglike; most winglike]
2wing/ˈwɪŋ/verb
wingswingedwinging
2wing
/ˈwɪŋ/
verb
wingswingedwinging
Learner's definition of WING  
: to travel to a place by flying there
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object]US, informal  : to throw (something) forcefully
[+ object]US, informal  : to touch or hit (someone or something) especially in the arm or wing while moving past : graze

wing it

informal
: to do or try to do something without much practice or preparation
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