English Thesaurus

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  1. organ of flight, pinion (poetic), pennon (poetic) • The bird flapped its wings furiously.
  2. annexe, part, side, section, extension, adjunct, ell (US) • We were given an office in the empty west wing of the building.
  3. faction, grouping, group, set, side, arm, section, camp, branch, circle, lobby, segment, caucus, clique, coterie, schism, cabal • the liberal wing of the Democratic party


  1. fly, soar, glide, take wing • Several birds broke cover and went winging over the lake.
  2. hurry, fly, race, speed, streak, zoom, hasten, hurtle • He was soon winging his way home to rejoin his family.
  3. wound, hit, nick, clip, graze • He shot at the bird but only managed to wing it.

'wing' in Other Languages

  • British English: wingPronunciation for wing The wings of a bird or insect are the parts of its body that it uses for flying.The bird flapped its wings.wɪŋ NOUNbird
  • 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
  • British English: wing The wings of an aeroplane are the long flat parts sticking out of its side which support it while it is flying. NOUNThe plane made one pass, dipped its wings, then circled back.aeroplane
  • 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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