• Beam-Compass or Trammel Points. Winged Dividers.  Outside Calipers.  Inside Calipers
    Beam-Compass or Trammel Points. Winged Dividers. Outside Calipers. Inside Calipers
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj winged very fast; as if with wings "on winged feet"
    • adj winged having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind; "the winged feet of Mercury"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Featuring a winged scarab design Featuring a winged scarab design
Showing kneeling winged bulls Showing kneeling winged bulls
The Assyrian "Ring with Wings." The Assyrian "Ring with Wings."
13. A bird on the wing 13. A bird on the wing
45. The Lace-winged Fly, Its Larva and Eggs 45. The Lace-winged Fly, Its Larva and Eggs
a, b, c. Leg, wing-cover, and wing of Grasshopper, magnified a, b, c. Leg, wing-cover, and wing of Grasshopper, magnified
Winged Fruit Winged Fruit

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A honey bee has four wings
    • Winged Fanned with wings; swarming with birds. "The winged air darked with plumes."
    • Winged (Bot) Furnished with a leaflike appendage, as the fruit of the elm and the ash, or the stem in certain plants; alate.
    • Winged Furnished with wings; transported by flying; having winglike expansions.
    • Winged (Her) Represented with wings, or having wings, of a different tincture from the body.
    • Winged Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; hence, elevated; lofty; sublime. "How winged the sentiment that virtue is to be followed for its own sake."
    • Winged Swift; rapid. "Bear this sealed brief with winged haste to the lord marshal."
    • Winged Wounded or hurt in the wing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Buffalo wings, got their name because the spicy chicken wings originated in Buffalo, New York
    • winged Having or wearing wings, in any sense: as, the winged horse (Pegasus); the winged god (Mercury); a winged (feathered) arrow; a winged ship.
    • winged In heraldry, having wings.
    • winged Specifically— Noting a bird when the wings are of a different tincture from the body.
    • winged Noting an object not usually having wings: as, a winged column.
    • winged In bot., anat., and conchology, alate; alated; having a part resembling or likened to a wing: as, a winged shell or bone; a winged seed. See cuts under sphenoid, wing-shell, and wing, n., 9 .
    • winged Abounding with wings, and hence with birds; swarming with birds.
    • winged Moving or passing on or as on wings; swift; rapid.
    • winged Soaring; lofty; elevated; sublime.
    • winged Disabled in the wing; having the wing broken.
    • winged [l. c] See winged bull, above.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first flight of the Wright Brothers was a distance less than the wing span of a Jumbo Jet.
    • adj Winged furnished with wings: swift: wounded in the wing: lofty, sublime: alate, abounding in wings
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  • Lord Byron
    “Friendship is Love without his wings!”
  • Muhammad Ali
    “The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.”
  • Proverb
    “Riches have wings.”
  • Motto
    “Candor gives wings to strength.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Sincerity gives wings to power.”


Take someone under your wing - If you take someone under your wing, you look after them while they are learning something.
Waiting in the wings - If someone is waiting in the wings, or in the wings, they are in the background, but nearby, ready to act on short notice.
Wing and a prayer - If you do something on a wing and a prayer, you try to do something and hope you'll succeed even though you have very little chance of success.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. vængr, a wing; Sw. vinge.


In literature:

Madame Blue-wing wears the same pattern as her lord, but the hues are less brilliant.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
The three swans alighted upon it, flapped their wings, and looked about them.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
Wish we had time to make a new glider, with wing-warp.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Do you see the winged lion on the pillar?
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
To have wings and fly!
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
It was so still that the flit of a wing was almost startling.
"Little Brothers of the Air" by Olive Thorne Miller
When anything disturbs her chicks, the old hen is ready to fight, picking with her bill and striking with her wings with all her might.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
The spread of its glistening, perfect wings was hardly three feet.
"The Pygmy Planet" by John Stewart Williamson
The tail had now dropped, and the wings almost touched the ground.
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
O had he, mounted on his wing of fire, Soar'd where I sink, and sung immortal man!
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young
With wings trembling at his sides he turned his back on his mate and started to walk down the branch away from her!
"A-Birding on a Bronco" by Florence A. Merriam
Bending Willow, Raven Wing's mother, looked up as her son stood before her.
"Hawk Eye" by David Cory
With his scythe and with his wings, our eyes are familiar, as, to the present day, he is never drawn without these accompaniments.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
So happy Souls at will expand the wing, And, trusting Heaven, re-settle into Spring.
"The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P." by Edward Bulwer Lytton
At last, twenty-three soft and tired young Mosquitoes stood on their cast-off pupa-skins, waiting for their wings to harden.
"Among the Night People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Democracy wore striped wings beneath its Sunday black, powerful, magnificent eagle-wings.
"The Promise of Air" by Algernon Blackwood
The great wing finger was bent backward, and only touched the ground where it fitted upon the wing metacarpal bone.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Winged slippers, and all such high-flying contrivances, are seldom quite easy to manage until one grows a little accustomed to them.
"A Wonder Book and Tanglewood Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Once a pair of mallards winged by on a straight course above his head.
"The Strength of the Pines" by Edison Marshall
In what ways do the front wings differ from the hind wings?
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In poetry:

But I, confusèd, seek a way
In darkness here; I fall, I sigh,
Upon a broken wing I stray,
And all my help lies in a cry!
"The Wanderer" by Mathilde Blind
On this first fleeting day of Spring,
For Winter is gone by,
And every bird on every quivering wing
Floats in a sunny sky;
"In The Willow Shade" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
"If I had but your wings," I sigh,
"How ardently would I aspire
To soar celestially high
And mingle with yon angel choir."
"Frustration" by Robert W Service
As banked clouds
are swept apart by the wind,
at dawn the sudden cry
of the first wild geese
winging across the mountains.
"As banked clouds" by Saigyo
The cock he hadna crawd but once,
And clapp'd his wings at a',
Whan the youngest to the eldest said,
"Brother, we must awa.
"The Wife Of Usher's Well" by Andrew Lang
Yon soaring sun on wings of fire,
Proclaims his great, celestial Sire--
'Tis chanted by the starry choir,
"There is a God."
"There Is A God" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

US Air Force A maintenance airman inspects an MQ-9 Reaper in Afghanistan, where many of the Reapers, used for air support, surveillance and targeting enemies, are controlled by New York Air National Guard's 174th Fighter Wing in Syracuse.
Who has the best wings in Washington.
Red Wings 'Ask Ansar ' questions: Looming lockout would have ramifications in many areas.
Got a Detroit Red Wings question.
Red Wings 'Ask Ansar ' questions: Johan Franzen's inconsistency can be maddening to fans.
Red Wings 'Ask Ansar ' questions: Some say let the kids play if impact players can't be had.
Now it's time to change the way the right wing thinks about us.
Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik gestures on the last day of his trial on June 22, 2012.
COURTESY WINGS PERFORMING ARTSThe WINGS Performing Arts program will present 'Cyrano de Bergerac ' Nov 9-11 at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport.
Wings from Buffalo Wild Wings.
Wings, BBQ & Dutch Oven – Win Lagoon Passes at 'Wings N Things' This Saturday.
If you are torn between attending the 9th Annual Orange Ice Game at Wings Stadium and watching Game 3 of the World Series, the Kalamazoo Wings have just the ticket for you.
Now that Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom has chosen to extend his career for at least one more season, signing a 1-year, $6.2 million contract, you can expect the rest of the Wings' dominoes to fall relatively quickly.
Simpson-Bowles Is More Left-Wing Than You Think, But Less Left-Wing Than I Said.
On Mar 4, five local boys toasted their 33rd hot wing, breaking the previous wing eating record at Mike & C's in the Wilshire Pavilion.

In science:

Some authors have attributed this phenomenon to a prominent electronscattering wing on the red flank of the emission line (e.g.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
In the wings, the mixing of states is fairly incomplete.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
Our derivation of log g was based on the fit to the H γ wings.
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
Nevertheless, their wings are well matched with a log g of 4.0 ± 0.1.
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
The fit to the H γ wings gives a surface gravity (log g) of 3.9 ± 0.1.
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
Its blue wing has a “bump ” which distorts th e pro file.
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
Although the overall agreement is reasonable, its blue wing has a weak absorption not predicted by the model.
Analysis of Galactic late-type O dwarfs: more constraints on the weak wind problem
LL065 also shows a clear red wing from with emission strongest close to the source but extending to the NW of the map.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
The spectra show a weak blueshifted wing which is classified as an outflow only by the low-level criteria.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
The weak blueshifted wing at the position of LL081 could be due to this outflow; certainly, nothing in the morphology in the map convinces that LL081 is driving a separate flow.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
Neither HRF59 or HRF72 contain driving sources (HRF72 shows no evidence for wings), nor is there another obvious source, from the location of the peaks.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
All the spectra were then normalized to the value where the Lyα red wing reaches this continuum (∼ 1300
On The Origin of Lyman-alpha Absorption in Nearby Starbursts and Implications for Other Galaxies
Other solutions: We need to invoke a relatively high column density (NHI = 6.5 1021 cm−2 ) to obtain a good fit of the absorption wings.
On The Origin of Lyman-alpha Absorption in Nearby Starbursts and Implications for Other Galaxies
However, the second term shows that the centroid is also influenced as the wings of the probability distribution probe the nearby velocity field.
Moment transport equations for non-Gaussianity
If we are in a situation with uϕϕ > 0, then the wings of the density function will be moving faster than the center.
Moment transport equations for non-Gaussianity