[wingd or, esp. Literary, wing-id]
having wings.
having a winglike part or parts: a winged bone; a winged seed.
abounding with wings or winged creatures.
moving or reaching swiftly on or as if on wings: winged words.
rapid or swift.
elevated or lofty: winged sentiments.
disabled in the wing, as a bird.
wounded in an arm or other nonvital part.

1350–1400; Middle English; see wing, -ed3

wingedly, adverb
wingedness, noun
half-winged, adjective
nonwinged, adjective
unwinged, adjective
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winged (wɪŋd)
1.  furnished with wings: winged god; winged horse
2.  flying straight and true as if by wing: winged words

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Word Origin & History

c.1175, wenge, from O.N. vængr "wing of a bird, aisle, etc." (cf. Dan., Swed. vinge "wing"), of unknown origin, perhaps from a P.Gmc. *we-ingjaz and ult. from PIE base *we- "blow" (cf. O.E. wawan "to blow;" see wind (n.)). Replaced O.E. feðra (pl.) "wings" (see
feather). The meaning "either of two divisions of a political party, army, etc." is first recorded c.1400; theatrical sense is from 1790. Verbal phrase wing it (1885) is from theatrical slang sense of an actor learning his lines in the wings before going onstage, or else not learning them at all and being fed by a prompter in the wings. The verb to wing "shoot a bird in the wing" is from 1802. The slang sense of to earn (one's) wings is 1940s, from the wing-shaped badges awarded to air cadets on graduation. To be under (someone's) wing "protected by (someone)" is recorded from c.1230. Phrase on a wing and a prayer is title of a 1943 song about landing a damaged aircraft.
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Medical Dictionary

wing (wĭng)

  1. Any of various paired movable organs of flight, such as the modified forelimb of a bird or bat or one of the membranous organs extending from the thorax of an insect.

  2. Something that resembles a wing in appearance, function, or position relative to a main body.

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wing   (wĭng)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. One of a pair of specialized parts used for flying, as in birds, bats, or insects.

  2. A thin, papery projection on certain fruits that are dispersed by the wind, such as the fruits of ash, elm, and maple trees. See also samara.

  3. A part extending from the side of an aircraft, such as an airplane, having a curved upper surface that causes the pressure of air rushing over it to decrease, thereby providing lift.

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