Definitions for wings
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word wings.
a means of flight or ascent
"necessity lends wings to inspiration"
stylized bird wings worn as an insignia by qualified pilots or air crew members
The unseen area each side of a stage.
The insignia of a qualified pilot or aircrew member.
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.
Wings are appendages typically found on birds, insects, or bats that are used for flying or gliding through the air. They are usually composed of a thin membrane of skin or feathers stretched over a framework of bones or similar structures, allowing the organism to generate lift and control their movement in the air.
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
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.
Plural noun of the word wing.
A bird has two wings and uses them both each time he flies.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wings is ranked #121590 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Wings surname appeared 142 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Wings.
62.6% or 89 total occurrences were Black.
33.1% or 47 total occurrences were White.
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Rank popularity for the word 'wings' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3902
The numerical value of wings in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Almost all student clubs have ‘social justice’ wings… some use violent rhetoric, shameless rhetoric, to promote their ideology, and call it ‘liberation.’ They call it ‘tolerance’ and ‘equality’ and ‘creating a safe space’ -- which is all very ironic.
Buffalo wings come in many flavors and tastes; you’re not going to get the same flavor of wings at all of these stops, you won’t get tired of eating wings at all of these tops.
Chickens only have two wings and producers need to sell the whole bird, so it simply isn’t a matter of raising more chickens to produce more wings. It’s a balance of demand and being able to sell not only the wings, but also the breasts, thighs, drumsticks, etc.
I have a weakness for chicken wings, but chicken wings sometimes have 1,700 milligrams of salt in them per serving alone. So I’ve made a version that’s a buffalo-style roasted cauliflower with all that buffalo flavor and way less salt.
Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds.
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