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    Definition:
    Wing - (n.) One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for flight, but in the case of a few species of birds, as the ostrich, auk, etc., the wings are used only as an assistance in running or swimming.
    Wing - (n.) Any similar member or instrument used for the purpose of flying.
    Wing - (n.) One of the two pairs of upper thoracic appendages of most hexapod insects. They are broad, fanlike organs formed of a double membrane and strengthened by chitinous veins or nervures.
    Wing - (n.) One of the large pectoral fins of the flying fishes.
    Wing - (n.) Passage by flying; flight; as, to take wing.
    Wing - (n.) Motive or instrument of flight; means of flight or of rapid motion.
    Wing - (n.) Anything which agitates the air as a wing does, or which is put in winglike motion by the action of the air, as a fan or vane for winnowing grain, the vane or sail of a windmill, etc.
    Wing - (n.) An ornament worn on the shoulder; a small epaulet or shoulder knot.
    Wing - (n.) Any appendage resembling the wing of a bird or insect in shape or appearance.
    Wing - (n.) One of the broad, thin, anterior lobes of the foot of a pteropod, used as an organ in swimming.
    Wing - (n.) Any membranaceous expansion, as that along the sides of certain stems, or of a fruit of the kind called samara.
    Wing - (n.) Either of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.
    Wing - (n.) One of two corresponding appendages attached; a sidepiece.
    Wing - (n.) A side building, less than the main edifice; as, one of the wings of a palace.
    Wing - (n.) The longer side of crownworks, etc., connecting them with the main work.
    Wing - (n.) A side shoot of a tree or plant; a branch growing up by the side of another.
    Wing - (n.) The right or left division of an army, regiment, etc.
    Wing - (n.) That part of the hold or orlop of a vessel which is nearest the sides. In a fleet, one of the extremities when the ships are drawn up in line, or when forming the two sides of a triangle.
    Wing - (n.) One of the sides of the stags in a theater.
    Wing - (v. t.) To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity.
    Wing - (v. t.) To supply with wings or sidepieces.
    Wing - (v. t.) To transport by flight; to cause to fly.
    Wing - (v. t.) To move through in flight; to fly through.
    Wing - (v. t.) To cut off the wings of; to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Allowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Allow
    Aswing - (adv.) In a state of swinging.
    Avowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Avow
    Awing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Awe
    Awing - (adv.) On the wing; flying; fluttering.
    Bat's-wing - (a.) Alt. of Batwing
    Batwing - (a.) Shaped like a bat's wing; as, a bat's-wing burner.
    Bedewing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bedew
    Beeswing - (n.) The second crust formed in port and some other wines after long keeping. It consists of pure, shining scales of tartar, supposed to resemble the wing of a bee.
    Bellowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bellow
    Bestowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestow
    Bestrewing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestrew
    Billowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Billow
    Blowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blow
    Blowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Blow
    Bluewing - (n.) The blue-winged teal. See Teal.
    Borrowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Borrow
    Bowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bow
    Bowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bow
    Bowing - (n.) The act or art of managing the bow in playing on stringed instruments.
    Bowing - (n.) In hatmaking, the act or process of separating and distributing the fur or hair by means of a bow, to prepare it for felting.
    Bowingly - (adv.) In a bending manner.
    Brewing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brew
    Brewing - (n.) The act or process of preparing liquors which are brewed, as beer and ale.
    Brewing - (n.) The quantity brewed at once.
    Brewing - (n.) A mixing together.
    Brewing - (n.) A gathering or forming of a storm or squall, indicated by thick, dark clouds.
    Bronzewing - (n.) An Australian pigeon of the genus Phaps, of several species; -- so called from its bronze plumage.
    Burrowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Burrow
    Cawing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Caw
    Chawing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Chaw
    Chewing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Chew
    Childcrowing - (n.) The crowing noise made by children affected with spasm of the laryngeal muscles; false croup.
    Clawing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Claw
    Clearwing - (n.) A lepidopterous insect with partially transparent wings, of the family Aegeriadae, of which the currant and peach-tree borers are examples.
    Clewing - (imp. & p. p. & vb. n) of Clew
    Cockcrowing - (n.) The time at which cocks first crow; the early morning.
    Corkwing - (n.) A fish; the goldsinny.
    Counterdrawing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterdraw
    Cowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cow
    Crowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crow
    Dewing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dew
    Disallowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disallow
    Disavowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disavow
    Drawing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Draw
    Drawing - (n.) The act of pulling, or attracting.
    Drawing - (n.) The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors of natural objects, but for effect only, and produced with hard material such as pencil, chalk, etc.; delineation; also, the figure or representation drawn.
    Drawing - (n.) The process of stretching or spreading metals as by hammering, or, as in forming wire from rods or tubes and cups from sheet metal, by pulling them through dies.
    Drawing - (n.) The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.
    Drawing - (n.) The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.
    Drawing knife - (n.) Alt. of Drawknife
    Drawing-room - (n.) A room appropriated for the reception of company; a room to which company withdraws from the dining room.
    Drawing-room - (n.) The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company in it; as, to hold a drawing-room.
    Eagle-winged - (a.) Having the wings of an eagle; swift, or soaring high, like an eagle.
    Elbowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Elbow
    Endowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Endow
    Eshewing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eschew
    Fallowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fallow
    Farrowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Farfow
    Finedrawing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Finedraw
    Flawing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flaw
    Flopwing - (n.) The lapwing.
    Flowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Flow
    Flowing - (a.) That flows or for flowing (in various sense of the verb); gliding along smoothly; copious.
    Flowing - () a. & n. from Flow, v. i. & t.
    Flowingly - (adv.) In a flowing manner.
    Flowingness - (n.) Flowing tendency or quality; fluency.
    Following - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Follow
    Following - (n.) One's followers, adherents, or dependents, collectively.
    Following - (n.) Vocation; business; profession.
    Following - (a.) Next after; succeeding; ensuing; as, the assembly was held on the following day.
    Following - (a.) (In the field of a telescope) In the direction from which stars are apparently moving (in consequence of the earth's rotation); as, a small star, north following or south following. In the direction toward which stars appear to move is called preceding.
    Foreknowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Foreknow
    Foreknowingly - (adv.) With foreknowledge.
    Full-winged - (a.) Having large and strong or complete wings.
    Full-winged - (a.) Beady for flight; eager.
    Furbelowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furhelow
    Furrowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Furrow
    Glowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Glow
    Glowingly - (adv.) In a glowing manner; with ardent heat or passion.
    Gnawing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gnaw
    Goosewing - (n.) One of the clews or lower corners of a course or a topsail when the middle part or the rest of the sail is furled.
    Goosewinged - (a.) Having a "goosewing."
    Goosewinged - (a.) Said of a fore-and-aft rigged vessel with foresail set on one side and mainsail on the other; wing and wing.
    Growing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Grow
    Hallowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hallow
    Hand-winged - (a.) Having wings that are like hands in the structure and arrangement of their bones; -- said of bats. See Cheiroptera.
    Harrowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Harrow
    Hawing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Haw
    Hewing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hew
    Hollowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hollow
    Ingrowing - (a.) Growing or appearing to grow into some other substance.
    Insinewing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Insinew
    Interviewing - (n.) The act or custom of holding an interview or interviews.
    Jawing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jaw
    Jawing - (n.) Scolding; clamorous or abusive talk.
    Knowing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Know
    Knowing - (a.) Skilful; well informed; intelligent; as, a knowing man; a knowing dog.
    Knowing - (a.) Artful; cunning; as, a knowing rascal.
    Knowing - (n.) Knowledge; hence, experience.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Wing - n. 1 each of the limbs or organs by which a bird etc. Is able to fly. 2 winglike structure supporting an aircraft. 3 part of a building etc. Extended in a certain direction. 4 a forward player at either end of a line in football, hockey, etc. B side part of a playing-area. 5 (in pl.) Sides of a theatre stage. 6 polarized section of a political party in terms of its views. 7 flank of a battle array. 8 the part of a vehicle over a wheel. 9 air-force unit of several squadrons or groups. v. 1 travel or traverse on wings. 2 wound in a wing or an arm. 3 equip with wings. 4 enable to fly; send in flight. on the wing flying, in flight. Take under one's wing treat as a protg. Take wing fly away. winged adj. Winglike adj. [old norse]
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    Batwing - attrib. Adj. (esp. Of a sleeve) shaped like a bat's wing.
    Chewing-gum - n. Flavoured gum for chewing.
    Delta wing - n. Triangular swept-back wing of an aircraft.
    Drawing - n. 1 art of representing by line with a pencil etc. 2 picture etc. Made thus.
    Drawing-board - n. Board on which paper is fixed for drawing on.
    Drawing-pin - n. Flat-headed pin for fastening paper etc. To a surface.
    Drawing-room - n. 1 room in a private house for sitting or entertaining in. 2 (attrib.) Restrained, polite (drawing-room manners). [earlier withdrawing-room]
    Flowing - adj. 1 (of style etc.) Fluent; easy. 2 (of a line, curve, etc.) Smoothly continuous. 3 (of hair etc.) Unconfined. flowingly adv.
    Following - prep. After in time; as a sequel to. n. Supporters or devotees. adj. That follows or comes after. the following 1 what follows. 2 now to be given or named (answer the following).
    Glass-blowing - n. Blowing semi-molten glass to make glassware.
    Growing pains - n.pl. 1 early difficulties in the development of a project etc. 2 neuralgic pain in children's legs due to fatigue etc.
    Ingrowing - adj. (esp. Of a toenail) growing into the flesh. ingrown adj.
    Knowing - adj. 1 suggesting that one has inside information (a knowing look). 2 showing knowledge; shrewd.
    Knowingly - adv. 1 consciously; intentionally (wouldn't knowingly hurt him). 2 in a knowing manner (smiled knowingly).
    Lapwing - n. Plover with a shrill cry. [old english: related to *leap, *wink: from its mode of flight]
    Left wing - n. 1 more socialist section of a political party or system. 2 left side of a football etc. Team on the field. adj. (left-wing) socialist, radical. left-winger n.
    Line-drawing - n. Drawing in which images are produced with lines.
    Mind-blowing - adj. Slang 1 mind-boggling; overwhelming. 2 (esp. Of drugs etc.) Inducing hallucinations.
    Owing - predic. Adj. 1 owed; yet to be paid. 2 (foll. By to) a caused by. B (as prep.) Because of.
    Redwing - n. Thrush with red underwings.
    Right wing - n. 1 more conservative section of a political party or system. 2 right side of a football etc. Team on the field. adj. (right-wing) conservative or reactionary. right-winger n.
    Rowing-boat - n. Small boat propelled by oars.
    Sewing - n. Material or work to be sewn.
    Sewing-machine - n. Machine for sewing or stitching.
    Showing - n. 1 display, performance. 2 quality of performance. 3 presentation of a case; evidence.
    Swing - v. (past and past part. Swung) 1 a (cause to) move with a to-and-fro or curving motion, as of an object attached at one end and hanging free at the other; sway. B hang so as to be free to swing. 2 oscillate or revolve. 3 move by gripping something and leaping etc. (swung from tree to tree). 4 walk with a swing. 5 (foll. By round) move to face the opposite direction. 6 change one's opinion or mood. 7 (foll. By at) attempt to hit. 8 (also swing it) play (music) with a swing rhythm. 9 colloq. (of a party etc.) Be lively etc. 10 have a decisive influence on (voting etc.). 11 colloq. Achieve, manage. 12 colloq. Be executed by hanging. n. 1 act, motion, or extent of swinging. 2 swinging or smooth gait, rhythm, or action. 3 a seat slung by ropes etc. For swinging on or in. B period of swinging on this. 4 a jazz or dance music with an easy flowing rhythm. B rhythmic feeling or drive of this. 5 discernible change, esp. In votes or points scored etc. swings and roundabouts situation affording equal gain and loss. swinger n. [old english]
    Swing-boat - n. Boat-shaped swing at fairs.
    Swing - v. (past and past part. Swung) 1 a (cause to) move with a to-and-fro or curving motion, as of an object attached at one end and hanging free at the other; sway. B hang so as to be free to swing. 2 oscillate or revolve. 3 move by gripping something and leaping etc. (swung from tree to tree). 4 walk with a swing. 5 (foll. By round) move to face the opposite direction. 6 change one's opinion or mood. 7 (foll. By at) attempt to hit. 8 (also swing it) play (music) with a swing rhythm. 9 colloq. (of a party etc.) Be lively etc. 10 have a decisive influence on (voting etc.). 11 colloq. Achieve, manage. 12 colloq. Be executed by hanging. n. 1 act, motion, or extent of swinging. 2 swinging or smooth gait, rhythm, or action. 3 a seat slung by ropes etc. For swinging on or in. B period of swinging on this. 4 a jazz or dance music with an easy flowing rhythm. B rhythmic feeling or drive of this. 5 discernible change, esp. In votes or points scored etc. swings and roundabouts situation affording equal gain and loss. swinger n. [old english]
    Swing-boat - n. Boat-shaped swing at fairs.
    Swing-bridge - n. Bridge that can be swung aside to let ships pass.
    Swing-door - n. Self-closing door opening both ways.
    Swingeing - adj. 1 (of a blow) forcible. 2 huge or far-reaching (swingeing economies). [archaic swinge strike hard, from old english]
    Swing-wing - n. Aircraft wing that can move from a right-angled to a swept-back position.
    Twinge - n. Sharp momentary local pain or pang. [old english]
    Unknowing - adj. (often foll. By of) not knowing; ignorant, unconscious. unknowingly adv.
    Upswing - n. Upward movement or trend.
    Water-wings - n.pl. Inflated floats fixed on the arms of a person learning to swim.
    Waxwing - n. Any of various birds with tips like red sealing-wax to some wing-feathers.
    Wing-case - n. Horny cover of an insect's wing.
    Wing-chair - n. Chair with side-pieces at the top of a high back.
    Wing-collar - n. Man's high stiff collar with turned-down corners.
    Wing commander - n. Raf officer next below group captain.
    Winger - n. 1 (in football etc.) Wing player. 2 (in comb.) Member of a specified political wing.
    Wing-nut - n. Nut with projections for the fingers to turn it.
    Wing-span - n. (also wing-spread) measurement right across the wings.

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