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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wings(noun)

    a means of flight or ascent

    "necessity lends wings to inspiration"

  2. wings(noun)

    stylized bird wings worn as an insignia by qualified pilots or air crew members

Wiktionary

  1. wings(Noun)

    The unseen area each side of a stage.

  2. wings(Noun)

    The insignia of a qualified pilot or aircrew member.

Freebase

  1. Wings

    Wings were an English rock band formed in 1971 by Paul McCartney with his wife Linda McCartney, session drummer Denny Seiwell and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine. Wings were noted for frequent personnel changes as well as commercial success, going through three lead guitarists and four drummers. However, the core trio of the McCartneys and Laine remained intact throughout the group's tenure.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. wings

    Those parts of the hold and orlop-deck which are nearest to the sides. This term is particularly used in the stowage of the several materials contained in the hold, and between the cable-tiers and the ship's sides. In ships of war they are usually kept clear, that the carpenter and his crew may have access round the ship to stop shot-holes in time of action. Also, the skirts or extremities of a fleet, when ranged in a line abreast, or when forming two sides of a triangle. It is usual to extend the wings of a fleet in the daytime, in order to discover any enemy that may fall in their track; they are, however, generally summoned by signal to form close order before night. In military parlance, the right and left divisions of a force, whether these leave a centre division between them or not.--Wing-transom. The uppermost transom in the stern-frame, to which the heels of the counter-timbers are let on and bolted.

Editors Contribution

  1. wings

    Plural noun of the word wing.

    A bird has two wings and uses them both each time he flies.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2016  

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    Song lyrics by wings -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by wings on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wings' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3902

How to pronounce wings?

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    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say wings in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wings in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of wings in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Watson (c. 1620-1686):

    "There is nothing here abiding; the creature has a little honey in its mouth, but it has wings, it will soon fly away. But if you love God, He is ‘a portion for ever’ (Psalm 73:26).

  2. Pauline Musariri:

    Take a leap of faith, and build your wings down.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Let me fly with the wings of love or let me drown and die in the love.

  4. Christopher Hutchings:

    We're certainly personally aware of scores of clients that we have waiting in the wings.

  5. Muhammad Ali:

    The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Images & Illustrations of wings

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