one of the movable feathered or membranous paired appendages by means of which a bird, bat, or insect is able to fly. any of various anatomical structures (as of a flying fish or flying lemur) providing means of limited flight. an appendage or part resembling a wing in appearance, position, or function: such as a device worn under the arms to aid a person in swimming or staying afloat - ALA - a turned-back or extended edge on an article of clothing - a sidepiece at the top of an armchair - a foliaceous, membranous, or woody expansion of a plant especially along a stem or on a samara or capsule - either of the two lateral petals of a papilionaceous flower - a vane of a windmill or arrow - SAIL - an airfoil that develops a major part of the lift which supports a heavier-than-air aircraft - FENDER sense d. a means of flight or rapid progress. the act or manner of flying: FLIGHT. a side or outlying region or district. a part or feature of a building usually projecting from and subordinate to the main or central part. one of the pieces of scenery at the side of a stage. the area at the side of the stage out of sight. a left or right section of an army or fleet: FLANK. one of the offensive positions or players on either side of a center position in certain team sports. either of two opposing groups within an organization or society: FACTION. a section of an organized body (such as a legislative chamber) representing a group or faction holding distinct opinions or policies. a unit of the U.S. Air Force higher than a group and lower than a division. two or more squadrons of naval airplanes. a dance step marked by a quick outward and inward rolling glide of one foot. insignia consisting of an outspread pair of stylized bird's wings which are awarded on completion of prescribed training to a qualified pilot, aircrew member, or military balloon pilot. to fit with wings. to enable to fly or move swiftly. to traverse with or as if with wings. to effect or achieve by flying. to let fly: DISPATCH. to wound in the wing: disable the wing of. to wound (as with a bullet) without killing. to do or perform without preparation or guidelines: IMPROVISE. to go with or as if with wings: FLY —often used with it.