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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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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. Ole Hansen:

    There is still this global supply glut to deal with, there is no sign from OPEC, Iran is waiting in the wings and U.S. production remains resilient despite a renewed price drop.

  2. Larry Lee:

    I left my wings in the trees.

  3. Katie Packer:

    He needs to have a performance that stands out from the crowd. He won't be center stage this time so he need to, in words and actions, figure out how not to fade into the wings.

  4. Eugène Delacroix:

    I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal. He it is who notes that individuality which is the seal of the weakness of our race. My soul has wings, but the brutal jailer is strict.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    When you are giving, your mind grows wings of joy to fly.

Images & Illustrations of wings

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