Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wing”

See all translations

wing

noun [C]
 
 
/wɪŋ/
CREATURE B1 one of the two parts that a bird or insect uses to flyMiscellaneous animal body parts
AIRCRAFT B2 one of the two long, flat parts at the sides of an aircraft that make it stay in the skyParts of aeroplanesThe exterior of vehicles
CAR UK ( US fender) one of the parts at each corner of a car above the wheelsThe exterior of vehicles
BUILDING a part of a large building that is joined to the side of the main part: Their offices are in the West wing.Parts of buildings in general
POLITICS a group of people in an organization or political party who have the same beliefs: the nationalist wing of the partyPolitical movements and groups
(Definition of wing from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “wing” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More