wing1 S2 W2 [countable]
one of the parts of a bird's or insect's body that it uses for flying:
a butterfly with beautiful markings on its wings
The pheasant flapped its wings vigorously.
the meat on the wing bone of a chicken, duck etc, eaten as food:
spicy chicken wings
one of the large flat parts that stick out from the side of a plane and help to keep it in the air
one of the parts of a large building, especially one that sticks out from the main part
north/east etc wing
the east wing of the palace
She works in the hospital's maternity wing.
a group of people within a political party or other organization who have a particular opinion or aim: ➔ left-wing, right-wing
the moderate wing of the Republican Party
the far left or right part of a sports field
the part of a car that is above a wheel [= fender American English]
to help and protect someone who is younger or less experienced than you are
ready to do something or be used when the time is right:
Several junior managers are waiting in the wings for promotion.
the parts at either side of a stage where actors are hidden from people who are watching the play
if you do something on a wing and a prayer, you do not have much chance of succeeding
if a bird is on the wing, it is flying
to fly away