Translation of "wing" - English-French dictionary


noun /wiŋ/

one of the arm-like limbs of a bird or bat, which it usually uses in flying, or one of the similar limbs of an insect

The eagle spread his wings and flew away
The bird cannot fly as it has an injured wing
These butterflies have red and brown wings.

a similar structure jutting out from the side of an aeroplane

the wings of a jet.

a section built out to the side of a (usually large) house

the west wing of the hospital.

any of the corner sections of a motor vehicle

The rear left wing of the car was damaged.

a section of a political party or of politics in general

the Left/Right wing.

one side of a football etc field

He made a great run down the left wing.

in rugby and hockey, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field.


in the air force, a group of three squadrons of aircraft.

escadre/brigade aérienne
winged adjective

having wings

a winged creature.

à (…) ailes
a four-winged insect.
winger noun

in football etc, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field.

wingless adjective

sans ailes
wings noun plural

the sides of a theatre stage

She waited in the wings.
wing commander

in the air force, the rank above squadron leader.

wingspan noun

the distance from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other when outstretched (of birds, aeroplanes etc).

on the wing

flying, especially away

en vol
The wild geese are on the wing.
take under one’s wing

to take (someone) under one’s protection

prendre sous son aile
He took the young man under his wing and treated him like a son.

(Translation of “wing” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)