wing

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wing is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
wing

Plural
wings

Wing of a bird
Wing of a plane
  1. A wing is the long flat part of a bird, insect or other flying thing. It is used to fly.
    This bird can fly very high very quickly because the bird uses strong wings with many feathers.
    He looked out the window of the plane and saw the sun shining on the wing.
  2. A wing is part of a building, usually not the main part.
  3. A wing is part of a political group.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
wing

Third-person singular
wings

Past tense
winged

Past participle
winged

Present participle
winging

  1. To fly with wings.
  2. (informal) If you wing it you do not have a plan -- you are making up what you do while you do it.

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