What does winged mean?

Definitions for winged
wɪŋd; esp. Literary ˈwɪŋ ɪdwinged

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wingedadjective

    having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind

    "the winged feet of Mercury";

  2. wingedadjective

    very fast; as if with wings

    "on winged feet"


  1. wingedadjective

    Having wings

  2. wingedadjective

    Flying or soaring as if on wings.

  3. winged


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wingedadjective

    Furnished with wings; flying; swift; rapid.

    Etymology: from wing.

    Now we bear the king
    Tow’rd Calais: grant him there, and there being seen,
    Heave him away upon your winged thoughts
    Athwart the sea. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Hie, good sir Michael, bear this sealed brief
    With winged haste to the lord marshal. William Shakespeare, H. IV.

    And shall grace not find means, that finds her way,
    The speediest of thy winged messengers,
    To visit all thy creatures? John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    We can fear no force
    But winged troops, or Pegasean horse. Edmund Waller.

    The winged lion’s not so fierce in fight,
    As Lib’ri’s hand presents him to our sight. Edmund Waller.

    The cockney is surprised at many actions of the quadruped and winged animals in the fields. Isaac Watts.


  1. winged

    A wing is a type of fin that produces lift while moving through air or some other fluid. Accordingly, wings have streamlined cross-sections that are subject to aerodynamic forces and act as airfoils. A wing's aerodynamic efficiency is expressed as its lift-to-drag ratio. The lift a wing generates at a given speed and angle of attack can be one to two orders of magnitude greater than the total drag on the wing. A high lift-to-drag ratio requires a significantly smaller thrust to propel the wings through the air at sufficient lift. Lifting structures used in water include various foils, such as hydrofoils. Hydrodynamics is the governing science, rather than aerodynamics. Applications of underwater foils occur in hydroplanes, sailboats and submarines.


  1. winged

    Winged generally refers to something that has wings or resembling wings, which are usually used for flying. This term can be applied to various contexts, such as organisms like insects, birds, and bats, as well as certain architectural structures or designs. It can also be used metaphorically to describe a swift or soaring motion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Winged

    of Wing

  2. Wingedadjective

    furnished with wings; transported by flying; having winglike expansions

  3. Wingedadjective

    soaring with wings, or as if with wings; hence, elevated; lofty; sublime

  4. Wingedadjective

    swift; rapid

  5. Wingedadjective

    wounded or hurt in the wing

  6. Wingedadjective

    furnished with a leaflike appendage, as the fruit of the elm and the ash, or the stem in certain plants; alate

  7. Wingedadjective

    represented with wings, or having wings, of a different tincture from the body

  8. Wingedadjective

    fanned with wings; swarming with birds

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. winged

    In heraldry, represented with wings, or having wings, of a different color from the body.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of winged in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of winged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of winged in a Sentence

  1. Langston Hughes:

    Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

  2. Seneca:

    While the fates permit, live happily life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.

  3. Christopher Jones:

    The [winged bulls] at Mosul were some of the few which remained in their original location where they stood 2,600 years ago, many others that were excavated are now in museums in Baghdad, London, Paris, New York or Chicago.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.

  5. William Blake:

    He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.

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