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Synonyms for wing

Synonyms for wing

a part added to a main structure

a component of government that performs a given function

to move through the air with or as if with wings

Synonyms for wing

one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

a stage area out of sight of the audience

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the side of military or naval formation

a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side

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

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a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function

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a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud

an addition that extends a main building

travel through the air

References in classic literature ?
All after- noon Wing Biddlebaum had talked as one inspired.
You want to wear your wings, you know, and your other things.
Click, clock, click, clock; with each beat of the strangely shaped wings it jumped Bert upward and caught him neatly again half a second later on the saddle.
Had Ojo told me that one of the things he sought was the wing of a yellow butterfly I would have informed him, before he started out, that he could never secure it.
They beat their great wings up and down, and smote their rocky perches with their mighty tails until the ground shook.
And, then, as the black falcon wing on the banners of the advancing horsemen became distinguishable, they saw that it was the Outlaw of Torn.
Past experience suggested that the great wings were a part of some ingenious mechanical device, for the limitations of the human mind, which is always loath to accept aught beyond its own little experience, would not permit him to entertain the idea that the creatures might be naturally winged and at the same time of human origin.
She caught herself with a quick beat of wings, fluttered about undecidedly for a space, then rose in the air.
From this landing one could pass to the right or left wing of the chateau by a gallery opening from it.
Well, at last he could hardly flop his wings, he was so tuckered out.
Wine that recalls the glow of spring, Upon the thatch a sudden shower, A gentle scholar in the bower, Where tall bamboos their shadows fling, White clouds in heavens newly clear, And wandering wings through depths of trees, Then pillowed in green shade, he sees A torrent foaming to the mere; Around his dreams the dead leaves fall; Calm as the starred chrysanthemum, He notes the season glories come, And reads the books that never pall.
Nevertheless, he sought society; for on Sunday, when the ladies Rochefeuille, Monsieur de Houppeville and the new habitues, Onfroy, the chemist, Monsieur Varin and Captain Mathieu, dropped in for their game of cards, he struck the window-panes with his wings and made such a racket that it was impossible to talk.
The morning wind gently rocked them to and fro, and the sun shone warmly down upon the dewy grass, where butterflies spread their gay wings, and bees with their deep voices sung among the flowers; while the little birds hopped merrily about to peep at them.
There was a rushing of many wings, a great chattering and laughing, and the sun came out of the dark sky to show the Wicked Witch surrounded by a crowd of monkeys, each with a pair of immense and powerful wings on his shoulders.
Suddenly she spread her brown wings for flight, and soared into the air.