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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.


Synonymsflank


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.


Synonymsfender


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.


Synonymsfly


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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