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The Golden Eagle, which has universally been considered as a bird of most extraordinary powers of flight, is in my estimation little more than a sluggard, though its wings are long and ample.
John James Audubon

Meaning of "wings" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WINGS

wings  [ˈwɪŋz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WINGS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wings is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WINGS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wings

Wing

A wing is a type of fin with a surface that produces aerodynamic force for flight or propulsion through the atmosphere, or through another gaseous or liquid fluid. As such, wings have an airfoil shape, a streamlined cross-sectional shape producing a useful lift to drag ratio. The word "wing" from the Old Norse vængr for many centuries referred mainly to the foremost limbs of birds But in recent centuries the word's meaning has extended to include lift producing appendages of insects, bats, pterosaurs, boomerangs, some sail boats and aircraft, or the inverted airfoil on a race car that generates a downward force to increase traction. Various species of penguins and other flighted or flightless water birds such as auks, cormorants, guillemots, shearwaters, eider and scoter ducks and diving petrels are avid swimmers, and use their wings to propel through water. A wing's aerodynamic quality is expressed as its lift-to-drag ratio. The lift a wing generates at a given speed and angle of attack can be one to two orders of magnitude greater than the total drag on the wing.

Definition of wings in the English dictionary

The definition of wings in the dictionary is the space offstage to the right or left of the acting area in a theatre. Other definition of wings is an insignia in the form of stylized wings worn by a qualified aircraft pilot.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WINGS


bearings
ˈbɛərɪŋz
earnings
ˈɜːnɪŋz
evenings
ˈiːvnɪŋz
feelings
ˈfiːlɪŋZ
filings
ˈfaɪlɪŋz
findings
ˈfaɪndɪŋz
fittings
ˈfɪtɪŋz
furnishings
ˈfɜːnɪʃɪŋz
gaywings
ˈɡeɪˌwɪŋz
Kings
kɪŋz
leggings
ˈlɛɡɪŋz
proceedings
prəˈsiːdɪŋz
rankings
ˈræŋkɪŋz
ratings
ˈreɪtɪŋz
savings
ˈseɪvɪŋz
Springs
sprɪŋz
strings
strɪŋz
surroundings
səˈraʊndɪŋz
things
θɪŋz
Writings
ˈraɪtɪŋz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WINGS

wing-forward
Wingate
wingback
wingding
winge
winged
winged elm
wingedly
winger
wingless
winglessness
winglet
winglike
wingman
wingmen
wingover
wingspan
wingspread
wingsuit
wingy

WORDS THAT END LIKE WINGS

beginnings
belongings
Colorado Springs
Cummings
dealings
dressings
facings
fixings
housings
in the wings
innings
mornings
Palm Springs
railings
ramblings
screenings
teachings
to be seeing things
with all the trimmings
workings

Synonyms and antonyms of wings in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WINGS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wings» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wings
adjunct · annexe · arm · branch · cabal · camp · caucus · circle · clip · clique · coterie · ell · extension · faction · fly · glide · graze · group · grouping · hasten · hit · hurry · hurtle · lobby · nick · part · pennon · pinion · race · schism · section · segment · set · side · soar · speed · streak · take wing · wound · zoom

Translation of «wings» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WINGS

Find out the translation of wings to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wings from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wings» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

翅膀
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alas
570 millions of speakers

English

wings
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पंख
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أجنحة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

крылья
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

asas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডানা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coulisses
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sayap
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Flügel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

날개
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Swiwi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cánh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இறக்கைகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पंख
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kanatlar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ali
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skrzydła
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

крила
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aripi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φτερά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vlerke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vingar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vinger
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wings

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WINGS»

The term «wings» is very widely used and occupies the 4.946 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WINGS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wings

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10 QUOTES WITH «WINGS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word wings.
1
Muhammad Ali
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
2
John James Audubon
The Golden Eagle, which has universally been considered as a bird of most extraordinary powers of flight, is in my estimation little more than a sluggard, though its wings are long and ample.
3
Douglas Bader
Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong: a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off, no matter how desperate the situation became.
4
Shirley Bassey
I learned by standing in the wings and watching established acts on stage.
5
Kathy Bates
Every time an Oscar is given out, an agent gets his wings.
6
Francis Beaumont
Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.
7
Kate Bernheimer
When humans become gods, when our wings grow so great as to beat about the very edges of the earth, no one can answer but us.
8
Richard Burton
Little islands are all large prisons: one cannot look at the sea without wishing for the wings of a swallow.
9
Michael Caine
Presenting the Oscars was the most nerve-racking job I have ever done in show business. It's very much a live show: they have comedy writers waiting in the wings, and as you come off between presentations, they hand you an appropriate gag to tell.
10
Thomas Campion
Time's fatal wings do ever forward fly; to every day we live, a day we die.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WINGS»

Discover the use of wings in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wings and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wings
An extraordinary faerie tale of magic and mystery, romance and danger, described by Stephenie Meyer as ‘a remarkable debut’.
Aprilynne Pike, 2010
2
The Invention of Wings: With Notes
The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide.
Sue Monk Kidd, 2014
3
Wings
Discusses the many animals and insects that have wings, the various types of wings, and how they are used.
Sneed B Collard III, 2008
4
Wings
A previously unnoticed schoolboy gets wings that allow him to talk to the birds, retrieve balls from rooftops, and sail into the sky.
‎2000
5
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography
This Is The Story Of Kalam`S Rise From Obscurity And His Personal And Professional Struggles, As Well As The Story Of Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Trishul And Nag--Missiles That Have Become Household Names In India And That Have Raised The Nation ...
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, Arun Tiwari, 1999
6
Wild Wings
No matter what. Set against the dramatic landscapes of Scotland and West Africa, this is a story of unlikely friendships, the wonders of the wild—and the everyday leaps of faith that set our souls to flight.
Gill Lewis, 2011
7
The Broken Wings
Dimensions: 8.5x5.5x0.34 inches, Weight 0.35 Lbs B/W Illust (by Gibran) Kahlil Gibran, Lebnese Poet, philosopher and painter, occupies a unique position in today's world.
Kahlil Gibran, 2009
8
Birds Without Wings
Birds Without Wings is a novel about the personal and political costs of war, and about love: between men and women; between friends; between those who are driven to be enemies; and between Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, ...
Louis de Bernieres, 2011
9
Growing Wings
Funny, sad, and hopeful, this remarkable story captures a girl's shock at feeling alone in life, as it follows her journey to answer a most important question: how can a girl with wings ever fit into the world?
Laurel Winter, 2010
10
Wenny Has Wings
Having had a near-death experience in the accident that killed his younger sister, eleven-year-old Will tries to cope with the situation by writing her letters.
Janet Lee Carey, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WINGS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wings is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wings greats Lidstrom, Fedorov reflect on paths to Hall
Sergei Fedorov summed up his ascension to hockey's ultimate clubhouse as only he would. The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its class of 2015 Monday, and ... «Detroit Free Press, Jun 15»
2
Blashill already knows what makes many Red Wings 'tick'
In what Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland acknowledged as the "worst kept secret" in team history, Blashill was formally introduced at Joe Louis ... «Detroit Free Press, Jun 15»
3
Desire for different challenge led to Mike Babcock's 'gut-wrenching …
Former Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock addresses the media, after accepting the head coaching job with the Toronto Maple Leafs, in the team dressing ... «MLive.com, May 15»
4
The End of the Mike Babcock Era: A Red Wings Fan's Thoughts
The man who has been at the helm of the Detroit Red Wings for the last ten years is gone. He left for both a division and historical rival team. I suppose I should ... «Winging It In Motown, May 15»
5
Red Wings or Sabres? Babcock entering decision phase
The Mike Babcock saga is in its final countdown. Amid rumors he was negotiating a contract with the Buffalo Sabres, Mike Babcock didn't shoot down a return to ... «Detroit Free Press, May 15»
6
Red Wings give Mike Babcock permission to talk to other teams
General manager Ken Holland said on Friday that the Red Wings have given Babcock permission to speak with other teams regarding their head coaching ... «CBSSports.com, May 15»
7
Sharp: After early playoff exit, tough summer awaits Wings
TAMPA – In the immediate aftermath of yet another early playoff exit, there will be plenty of easily available excuses for the Detroit Red Wings' third first-round ... «Detroit Free Press, Apr 15»
8
Detroit OKs change paving way for Red Wings arena
After a number of delayed votes, the Detroit City Council today unanimously approved a rezoning that's critical to the plans to build a new arena for the Detroit ... «Detroit Free Press, Apr 15»
9
Red Wings vs. Lightning scouting report: Who has edge?
Helene St. James breaks down the upcoming Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning first-round NHL playoff series: Forwards: Pavel Datsyuk is a game ... «Detroit Free Press, Apr 15»
10
Montreal 4, Detroit 3 (OT): Wings clinch playoff spot
MONTREAL -- Mike Babcock didn't think his Detroit Red Wings were good enough to make the playoffs. That was his feeling July 5. Thursday, he celebrated ... «Detroit Free Press, Apr 15»

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