Translation of "wing" - English-German 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

der Flügel
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

der Tragflügel
the wings of a jet.

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

der Flügel
the west wing of the hospital.

any of the corner sections of a motor vehicle

der Kotflügel
The rear left wing of the car was damaged.

a section of a political party or of politics in general

der Flügel
the Left/Right wing.

one side of a football etc field

der Flügel
He made a great run down the left wing.

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

der/die Außenstürmer(in)

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

das Geschwader
winged adjective

having wings

a winged creature.

a four-winged insect.
winger noun

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

der/die Außenstürmer(in)
wingless adjective

wings noun plural

the sides of a theatre stage

die Kulisse
She waited in the wings.
wing commander

in the air force, the rank above squadron leader.

Oberstleutnant der Luftwaffe
wingspan noun

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

die Spannweite
on the wing

flying, especially away

auf Reisen
The wild geese are on the wing.
take under one’s wing

to take (someone) under one’s protection

unter seine Fittiche nehmen
He took the young man under his wing and treated him like a son.

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