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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wing  \Wing\,  n.  [OE.  winge,  wenge;  probably  of  Scand.  origin; 
  cf  Dan.  &  Sw  vinge,  Icel.  v[ae]ngr.] 
  1.  One  of  the  two  anterior  limbs  of  a  bird,  pterodactyl,  or 
  bat.  They  correspond  to  the  arms  of  man,  and  are  usually 
  modified  for  flight,  but  in  the  case  of  a  few  species  of 
  birds,  as  the  ostrich,  auk,  etc.,  the  wings  are  used  only 
  as  an  assistance  in  running  or  swimming. 
 
  As  an  eagle  stirreth  up  her  nest,  fluttereth  over 
  her  young,  spreadeth  abroad  her  wings,  taketh  them 
  beareth  them  on  her  wings.  --Deut.  xxxii 
  11. 
 
  Note:  In  the  wing  of  a  bird  the  long  quill  feathers  are  in 
  series.  The  primaries  are  those  attached  to  the  ulnar 
  side  of  the  hand;  the  secondaries,  or  wing  coverts, 
  those  of  the  forearm:  the  scapulars,  those  that  lie 
  over  the  humerus;  and  the  bastard  feathers,  those  of 
  the  short  outer  digit.  See  Illust.  of  {Bird},  and 
  {Plumage}. 
 
  2.  Any  similar  member  or  instrument  used  for  the  purpose  of 
  flying.  Specifically:  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  One  of  the  two  pairs  of  upper  thoracic  appendages  of 
  most  hexapod  insects.  They  are  broad,  fanlike  organs 
  formed  of  a  double  membrane  and  strengthened  by 
  chitinous  veins  or  nervures. 
  b  One  of  the  large  pectoral  fins  of  the  flying  fishes. 
 
  3.  Passage  by  flying;  flight;  as  to  take  wing. 
 
  Light  thickens;  and  the  crow  Makes  wing  to  the  rooky 
  wood.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Motive  or  instrument  of  flight;  means  of  flight  or  of 
  rapid  motion. 
 
  Fiery  expedition  be  my  wing.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  Anything  which  agitates  the  air  as  a  wing  does  or  which 
  is  put  in  winglike  motion  by  the  action  of  the  air,  as  a 
  fan  or  vane  for  winnowing  grain,  the  vane  or  sail  of  a 
  windmill,  etc 
 
  6.  An  ornament  worn  on  the  shoulder;  a  small  epaulet  or 
  shoulder  knot. 
 
  7.  Any  appendage  resembling  the  wing  of  a  bird  or  insect  in 
  shape  or  appearance.  Specifically: 
  a  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  the  broad,  thin,  anterior  lobes  of 
  the  foot  of  a  pteropod,  used  as  an  organ  in  swimming. 
  b  (Bot.)  Any  membranaceous  expansion,  as  that  along  the 
  sides  of  certain  stems,  or  of  a  fruit  of  the  kind 
  called  samara. 
  c  (Bot.)  Either  of  the  two  side  petals  of  a 
  papilionaceous  flower. 
 
  8.  One  of  two  corresponding  appendages  attached;  a  sidepiece. 
  Hence: 
  a  (Arch.)  A  side  building,  less  than  the  main  edifice; 
  as  one  of  the  wings  of  a  palace. 
  b  (Fort.)  The  longer  side  of  crownworks,  etc., 
  connecting  them  with  the  main  work 
  c  (Hort.)  A  side  shoot  of  a  tree  or  plant;  a  branch 
  growing  up  by  the  side  of  another.  [Obs.] 
  d  (Mil.)  The  right  or  left  division  of  an  army, 
  regiment,  etc 
  e  (Naut.)  That  part  of  the  hold  or  orlop  of  a  vessel 
  which  is  nearest  the  sides.  In  a  fleet,  one  of  the 
  extremities  when  the  ships  are  drawn  up  in  line  or 
  when  forming  the  two  sides  of  a  triangle.  --Totten. 
  f  One  of  the  sides  of  the  stags  in  a  theater. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Who  heaves  old  ocean,  and  whowings  the  storms. 
  --Pope. 
 
  Living,  to  wing  with  mirth  the  weary  hours. 
  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  To  supply  with  wings  or  sidepieces. 
 
  The  main  battle,  whose  puissance  on  either  side 
  Shall  be  well  winged  with  our  chiefest  horse. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  transport  by  flight;  to  cause  to  fly. 
 
  I,  an  old  turtle,  Will  wing  me  to  some  withered 
  bough.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  move  through  in  flight;  to  fly  through 
 
  There's  not  an  arrow  wings  the  sky  But  fancy  turns 
  its  point  to  him  --Moore. 
 
  5.  To  cut  off  the  wings  of  to  wound  in  the  wing;  to  disable 
  a  wing  of  as  to  wing  a  bird. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wing  \Wing\,  n.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  Any  surface  used  primarily  for  supporting  a  flying  machine  in 
  flight,  whether  by  edge-on  motion,  or  flapping,  or  rotation; 
  specif.,  either  of  a  pair  of  supporting  planes  of  a  flying 
  machine. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wing 
  n  1:  a  movable  organ  for  flying  (one  of  a  pair) 
  2:  one  of  the  horizontal  airfoils  on  either  side  of  the 
  fuselage  of  an  airplane 
  3:  a  stage  area  out  of  sight  of  the  audience  [syn:  {offstage}, 
  {backstage}] 
  4:  a  unit  of  military  aircraft 
  5:  the  side  of  military  or  naval  formation;  "they  attacked  the 
  enemy's  right  flank"  [syn:  {flank}] 
  6:  the  wing  of  a  fowl;  "he  preferred  the  drumsticks  to  the 
  wings" 
  7:  surrounds  the  wheels  of  a  vehicle;  "in  England  they  call  a 
  fender  a  wing"  [syn:  {fender}] 
  8:  an  addition  that  extends  a  main  building  [syn:  {annex},  {annexe}, 
  {extension}] 
  v  :  travel  through  the  air;  be  airborne;  "Man  cannot  fly"  [syn: 
  {fly}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Wing,  AL 
  Zip  code(s):  36483 
  Wing,  ND  (city,  FIPS  86780) 
  Location:  47.14258  N,  100.28220  W 
  Population  (1990):  208  (97  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  58494 




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