wing

wing
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pinion, [feathered] limb, pennon, ala; arm, sail; flank; ell, annex, extension; airfoil; flight, flying. —v. fly; disable, wound.
- wing it
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An organ or instrument of flight]
Syn. appendage, pinion, elytron, aileron, airfoil; see also feather .
2. [An architectural unit or extension]
Syn. annex, ell, addition, projection, hall, section, division, part.
3. [An organized group of aircraft]
Syn. flying unit, flight, flying squad, formation, air squadron; see also unit 1 .
4. [Outer portions of a line in sports or war]
Syn. right wing, left wing, end of the line, end, extension, flank, side, segment.
5. [Entrance to the stage: usually plural ]
Syn. offstage, backstage, behind-stage, back, flats, green room.
6. [*A pitching arm]
Syn. soup bone*, glass arm*, heave machinery*; see arm 2 .
on the wing,
Syn. going, leaving, progressing; see flying .
take wing,
Syn. go, depart, run off; see leave 1 .
take under one's wing,
Syn. favor, help, guarantee; see adopt 2 .
v.
Syn. wound, injure, bring down; see hurt 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
annex, addition, unit, arm, section, extension, part, flank, branch.
II
v.
fly, soar, glide, zoom, hurry, speed.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A part added to a main structure: annex, arm, extension. See PART. 2. A component of government that performs a given function: agency, arm, branch, department, division, organ. See PART. II verb 1. To move through the air with or as if with wings: flap, flit, flitter, flutter, fly, sail. See MOVE. 2. To move swiftly: bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt2, race, rocket, run, rush, sail, scoot, scour2, shoot, speed, sprint, tear1, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, zip, zoom. Informal: hotfoot, rip. Slang: barrel, highball. Chiefly British: nip1. Idioms: get a move on, get cracking, go like lightning, go like the wind, hotfoot it, make haste, make time, make tracks, run like the wind, shake a leg, step (or jump) on it. See MOVE.

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