A laughing gull with its wings extended in the gull wing profile



  • An appendage of an animal's (bird, bat, insect) body that enables it to fly
  • A fin at the side of a ray or similar fish
  • Human arm.
  • Part of an aircraft that produces the lift for rising into the air.
  • One of the large pectoral fins of a flying fish.
  • One of the broad, thin, anterior lobes of the foot of a pteropod, used as an organ in swimming.
  • Any membranaceous expansion, such as that along the sides of certain stems, or of a fruit of the kind called samara.
  • Either of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.
  • A side shoot of a tree or plant; a branch growing up by the side of another.
  • Passage by flying; flight.
  • Limb or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.
  • A part of something that is lesser in size than the main body, such as an extension from the main building.
  • Anything that agitates the air as a wing does, or is put in winglike motion by the action of the air, such as a fan or vane for winnowing grain, the vane or sail of a windmill, etc.
  • A protruding piece of material on a menstrual pad to hold it in place and prevent leakage.
  • An ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.
  • A cosmetic effect where eyeliner curves outward and ends at a point.
  • A faction of a political movement. Usually implies a position apart from the mainstream center position.
  • An organizational grouping in a military aviation service:
  • A panel of a car which encloses the wheel area, especially the front wheels.
  • A platform on either side of the bridge of a vessel, normally found in pairs.
  • That part of the hold or orlop of a vessel which is nearest the sides. In a fleet, one of the extremities when the ships are drawn up in line, or when forming the two sides of a triangle.
  • A position in several field games on either side of the field.
  • A player occupying such a position, also called a winger
  • A háček.
  • One of the unseen areas on the side of the stage in a theatre.
  • The insignia of a qualified pilot or aircrew member.
  • A portable shelter consisting of a fabric roof on a frame, like a tent without sides.
  • On the Enneagram, one of the two adjacent types to an enneatype that forms an individual's subtype of his or her enneatype


  • To injure slightly (as with a gunshot), especially in the wing or arm.
  • To fly.
  • To add a wing (extra part) to.
  • To act or speak extemporaneously; to improvise; to wing it.
  • To throw.
  • To furnish with wings.
  • To transport with, or as if with, wings; to bear in flight, or speedily.
  • To traverse by flying.


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  • From Middle English winge, wenge, from Old Norse vængr, from Proto-Germanic *wēinga, *wēingan-. Cognate with Danish vinge ("wing"), Swedish vinge ("wing"), Icelandic vængur ("wing"), from *h₂weh₁-, thus related to wind. Replaced native Middle English fither (from Old English fiþre, from Proto-Germanic *fiþriją), which merged with fether (from Old English feþer, from Proto-Germanic *feþrō). More at feather.

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