Winged Winged, a. 1. Furnished with wings; transported by flying; having winglike expansions. [1913 Webster]

2. Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; hence, elevated; lofty; sublime. [R.] [1913 Webster]

How winged the sentiment that virtue is to be followed for its own sake. --J. S. Harford. [1913 Webster]

3. Swift; rapid. ``Bear this sealed brief with winged haste to the lord marshal.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Wounded or hurt in the wing. [1913 Webster]

5. (Bot.) Furnished with a leaflike appendage, as the fruit of the elm and the ash, or the stem in certain plants; alate. [1913 Webster]

6. (Her.) Represented with wings, or having wings, of a different tincture from the body. [1913 Webster]

7. Fanned with wings; swarming with birds. ``The winged air darked with plumes.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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