Translation of "wing" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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wingnoun [ C ]

uk /wɪŋ/ us /wɪŋ/

wing noun [ C ] (FOR FLYING)

B1 the flat part of the body that a bird, insect, or bat uses for flying, or one of the flat, horizontal structures that stick out from the side of an aircraft and support it when it is flying

the delicacy of a butterfly's wings 蝴蝶翅膀的精致
I don't like chicken wings - there's not much meat on them. 我不喜欢吃鸡翅——上面没有多少肉。
I could see the plane's wing out of my window. 我透过身边的窗户能看到飞机的机翼。
take wing literary

If a bird takes wing, it flies away.


to suddenly develop, freely and powerfully

She walked in the hills, letting her thoughts take wing. 她走在山坡上,任思绪自由飞扬。
on the wing literary

A bird that is on the wing is flying.


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wing noun [ C ] (POLITICAL GROUP)

C2 a group within a political party or organization whose beliefs are in some way different from those of the main group

The president is on the left wing of the Democratic party. 总统属于民主党左翼/右翼。
The extreme right wing of the party has dominated the discussion.

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wing noun [ C ] (PART OF BUILDING)

a part of a large building that sticks out from the main part, often having been added at a later date

The maternity department will be in the new wing of the hospital. 产科病房将设在医院新建的一侧。
The west wing of the house is still lived in by Lord and Lady Carlton, while the rest of the house is open to the public. 房子的西翼仍由卡尔顿勋爵及夫人居住,而其余部分则向公众开放。

wing noun [ C ] (PART OF CAR)

UK US fender one of the four parts at the side of a car that go over the wheels

There's a dent in the left wing. 左挡泥板上有个凹痕。
Look in your wing mirror. 看你侧面的反光镜。

wing noun [ C ] (SPORTS)

(in various team games, such as football and hockey) either of the two sides of the sports field, or a player whose position is at either of the two sides of the field

Zinoli passes the ball to Pereira out there on the wing. 米内利将球传给处在边锋位置的埃尔南德斯。
He played left/right wing for Manchester United. 他在曼联队踢左/右边锋。

wing noun [ C ] (THEATRE)

the wings [ plural ]

the sides of a stage that cannot be seen by the people watching the play

I was in the wings waiting for my cue to come on stage. 我站在舞台的侧面,等待着上台的提示。


uk /wɪŋ/ us /wɪŋ/ informal
wing it

to perform or speak without having prepared what you are going to do or say

I didn't have time to prepare for the talk, so I just had to wing it. 我没时间准备发言,所以只好即兴发挥了。

(Translation of “wing” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)