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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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    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. Carl Sandburg:

    Who put up that cage?Who hung it up with bars, doors?Why do those on the inside want to get out?Why do those outside want to get in?What is this crying inside and out all the time?What is this endless, useless beating of baffled wings at these bars, doors, this cage?

  2. Umberto Eco:

    Never let the past close your wings to fly today to your future

  3. Anonymous:

    There is a Royal Eagle in each one of us, who wishes to soar high despite the stormy winds of adversities and colossal challenges. As a matter of fact, the stormy winds strengthen the wings of Royal Eagle, and enable him to reach the greatest heights. We must let that free spirited Eagle rise and soar high; and we can be rest assured, he'll be the conqueror. - Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate.

  4. Hodding Carter:

    There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots the other, wings.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    There is a Royal Eagle in each one of us, who wishes to soar high despite the stormy winds of adversities and colossal challenges. As a matter of fact, the stormy winds strengthen the wings of Royal Eagle, and enable him to reach the greatest heights. We must let that free spirited Eagle rise and soar high; and we can be rest assured, he'll be the conqueror.

Images & Illustrations of wings

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