Wing Wing, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Winged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Winging}.] 1. To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity. [1913 Webster]

Who heaves old ocean, and whowings the storms. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Living, to wing with mirth the weary hours. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. To supply with wings or sidepieces. [1913 Webster]

The main battle, whose puissance on either side Shall be well winged with our chiefest horse. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To transport by flight; to cause to fly. [1913 Webster]

I, an old turtle, Will wing me to some withered bough. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To move through in flight; to fly through. [1913 Webster]

There's not an arrow wings the sky But fancy turns its point to him. --Moore. [1913 Webster]

5. To cut off the wings of or to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird; also, [fig.] to wound the arm of a person. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{To wing a flight}, to exert the power of flying; to fly. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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