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1 a means of flight or ascent; "necessity lends wings to inspiration"
2 stylized bird wings worn as an insignia by qualified pilots or air crew members

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  1. Plural of wing
  2. The unseen area each side of a stage.
  3. The insignia of a qualified pilot or aircrew member.
    • 2004: Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
      Anyone and everyone with wings - press officers, operations specialists, even General Curtis LeMay, commander of the U.S. Air Force in Europe - was put on flight duty and took turns flying double shifts for "Operation Vittles."


  1. third-person singular of wing
A wing is an appendage used for flight by an animal or an apparatus used to create lift in aeronautics.
Wing or wings may also refer to:








Games and sports


  • WinG, a Windows interface in computing
  • Wings 3D, an open source computer graphics modeling program
  • WINGs, a Widget toolkit used by Window Maker
  • WINGs Display Manager, an X display manager
  • wingS Framework, an open source web application framework based on Java Servlets


The term Wing can be used in the context of Left-Right politics:

Scuba diving

  • Wings, or Backplate and wing, a type of buoyancy compensation device (BCD) worn by scuba divers


wings in Czech: Křídlo (rozcestník)
wings in Danish: Wing
wings in German: Flügel
wings in Modern Greek (1453-): Πτέρυγα
wings in Spanish: Ala (desambiguación)
wings in French: Aile
wings in Croatian: Krilo (razdvojba)
wings in Italian: Ala
wings in Lithuanian: Sparnas
wings in Dutch: Vleugel
wings in Japanese: ウイング (曖昧さ回避)
wings in Polish: Skrzydło
wings in Russian: Крыло
wings in Slovenian: Krilo (razločitev)
wings in Ukrainian: Крило
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