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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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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
    Veena
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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. Unknown:

    Friends are angels that lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The human world is built through knowledge, namely through awareness. Books are a pillar and foundation. But awareness is the very building piercing the clouds, the building of the universe flying into space like a spaceship plows through the depths of space of profundity. We reach the pinnacle of knowledge through the experience and opinions of other people who comprehend this world with the help of intuition, which is the main navigator in the development of culture and science. A person feels the weight of the evolutionary degeneration of the brain and heart and soul. The mind gains wings and freedom. The source of knowledge fills life with meaning so everything converges in its place and becomes understandable and the fear of ignorance decreases. Thinking is built through books, but intuition is a wormhole into endless depths of awareness and a look into the future. The abundance of opinions of theories of hypotheses speaks of ignorance and selfishness of vanity. Through books we learn the anatomy of philosophy. In books we accumulate someone else's experience and other people's insights and feel more fulfilling and more alive. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Today, February 29, is the Leap Day. It's a perfect day to leap into the unknown, outside your comfort zone, and experience your wings growing on the way down. Dare yourself and take that leap today, on the Leap Day. Happy Leap Day!

  4. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, (Prime Minister of Denmark) Family photo after the European Council meeting in Copenhagen, 13 December 20:

    Europe is spreading its wings. In freedom. In prosperity. And in peace. It is a truly proud moment for the European Union. It is a triumph for liberty and democracy. To our new members I say: “Warmly welcome to our family”. Our new Europe is born.

  5. Sanath Ukwatta:

    Lots of hotels have curtailed operations and shut down wings. They may have reduced or laid off (staff).

Images & Illustrations of wings

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