wing [-s] n


  1. Pinion; ala; appendage for flying; bilateral extremity with feathers; two-part arm-like extension that enables fowls to fly; [fig.] tool for seeking truth; means of attaining knowledge; instrument for gaining experience.
  2. Flight; means of locomotion for an insect.
  3. Mobility; means of escape; [fig.] power; ability; nimbleness.
  4. Flutter; flurry; flicker; visible sign of departure; [fig.] hurry; disturbance; wind current; [metaphor] farewell; goodbye; formal leave-taking.