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wing (ˈwɪŋ Pronunciation for wing



  1. [of bird, insect] aile f   ⇒ The bird flapped its wings furiously. L'oiseau battait furieusement des ailes.

    to spread one's wings (figurative) déployer ses ailes

    to take sb under one's wing prendre qn sous son aile

    to clip sb's wings rogner les ailes de qn

  2. [of plane] aile f
    1. [of building, palace] aile f
    2. [of hospital] pavillon m
  3. [of political organization] aile f
  4. (sport) aile f

    to play on the wing jouer à l'aile

  5. (British) [of car] aile f

    front left wing aile avant gauche

    front right wing aile avant droite

Derived Forms

wings plural noun (theatre) coulisses fpl: to be waiting in the wings (figurative, figurative) attendre en coulisse

Similar Words

'wing' in Other Languages

  • Arabic: جَنَاحPronunciation for جَنَاح
  • Brazilian Portuguese: asaPronunciation for asa
  • Chinese: 翅膀Pronunciation for 翅膀
  • Croatian: kriloPronunciation for krilo
  • Czech: křídloPronunciation for křídlo
  • Danish: vingePronunciation for vinge
  • Dutch: vleugelPronunciation for vleugel
  • European Spanish: alaPronunciation for ala
  • Finnish: siipiPronunciation for siipi
  • French: ailePronunciation for aile
  • German: FlügelPronunciation for Flügel Flügel
  • Greek: φτερόPronunciation for φτερό
  • Italian: alaPronunciation for ala
  • Japanese: Pronunciation for 翼
  • Korean: 날개Pronunciation for 날개
  • Norwegian: vingePronunciation for vinge
  • Polish: skrzydłoPronunciation for skrzydło
  • Portuguese: asaPronunciation for asa
  • Romanian: aripă aripi
  • Russian: крылоPronunciation for крыло
  • Spanish: alaPronunciation for ala
  • Swedish: vingePronunciation for vinge
  • Thai: ปีก Pronunciation for ปีก
  • Turkish: kanatPronunciation for kanat
  • Ukrainian: крило
  • Vietnamese: cánhPronunciation for cánh
  • Brazilian Portuguese: asa
  • Chinese: 机翼机機翼
  • European Spanish: ala
  • French: aile
  • German: Flügel
  • Italian: ala
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 비행기 날개
  • Portuguese: asa
  • Spanish: ala


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