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English noun: wing

1. wing (animal) a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

Broader (hypernym)organ

Narrower (hyponym)ala, balancer, elytron, fore wing, fore-wing, forewing, halter, haltere, pennon, pinion, wing case

Part holonymalula, bastard wing, flight feather, pinion, quill, quill feather, spurious wing

Part meronymangel, bat, bird, chiropteran, insect

2. wing (artifact) one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

Broader (hypernym)aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface

Part holonymaileron, flap, flaps, rib

Part meronymaeroplane, airplane, plane

3. wing (artifact) a stage area out of sight of the audience

Synonymsbackstage, offstage

Broader (hypernym)stage

4. wing (group) a unit of military aircraft

Broader (hypernym)air unit

Part meronymair division, division

Member holonymsquadron

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

5. wing (group) the side of military or naval formation

SamplesThey attacked the enemy's right flank.


Broader (hypernym)formation

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

6. wing (person) a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side

Broader (hypernym)hockey player, ice-hockey player

7. wing (location) (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft

Broader (hypernym)place, position

8. wing (group) a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function

SamplesThey are the progressive wing of the Republican Party.

Broader (hypernym)social group

9. wing (food) the wing of a fowl

SamplesHe preferred the drumsticks to the wings.

Broader (hypernym)helping, portion, serving

Narrower (hyponym)chicken wing, turkey wing

Part meronymbird, fowl

10. wing (artifact) a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud

SamplesIn Britain they call a fender a wing.


Broader (hypernym)barrier

Narrower (hyponym)mudguard, splash guard, splash-guard

Part meronymauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

11. wing (artifact) an addition that extends a main building

Synonymsannex, annexe, extension

Broader (hypernym)add-on, addition, improver

Narrower (hyponym)ell

Part meronymbuilding, edifice

English verb: wing

1. wing (motion) travel through the air; be airborne

SamplesMan cannot fly.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)buzz, flight, fly on, hover, rack, soar

Verb groupfly

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