Synonyms for winged

Grammar : Adj
Spell : wingd or, esp. Literary, wing-id
Phonetic Transcription : wɪŋd or, esp. Literary, ˈwɪŋ ɪd

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Définition of winged

Origin :
  • late 12c., wenge, from Old Norse vængr "wing of a bird, aisle, etc." (cf. Danish and Swedish vinge "wing"), of unknown origin, perhaps from a Proto-Germanic *we-ingjaz and ultimately from PIE root *we- "blow" (cf. Old English wawan "to blow;" see wind (n.)). Replaced Old English feðra (plural) "wings" (see feather). The meaning "either of two divisions of a political party, army, etc." is first recorded c.1400; theatrical sense is from 1790.
  • Verbal phrase wing it (1885) is from theatrical slang sense of an actor learning his lines in the wings before going onstage, or else not learning them at all and being fed by a prompter in the wings. The verb to wing "shoot a bird in the wing" is from 1802. The slang sense of to earn (one's) wings is 1940s, from the wing-shaped badges awarded to air cadets on graduation. To be under (someone's) wing "protected by (someone)" is recorded from early 13c. Phrase on a wing and a prayer is title of a 1943 song about landing a damaged aircraft.
  • adj feathered
  • adj with wings
Example sentences :
  • And the third time I said, 'Behold the winged separates from that which hath no wings.'
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The voice again said, 'Behold the winged separates from that which hath no wings!'
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • But in the meadow all around the sacred place was a city of winged tents.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities, Part 2 » by Jennie Hall
  • He gave him a cap with wings at either side, and winged sandals.
  • Extract from : « Classic Myths » by Mary Catherine Judd
  • It was because of her loss that she paid no attention to the winged bolt of the sky.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • In addition there were countless magic birds who winged above it and sang.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • Silently, understandingly, they winged onward into the morning light.
  • Extract from : « Spawn of the Comet » by Harold Thompson Rich
  • And let the figure be composite—a pair of winged horses and a charioteer.
  • Extract from : « Phaedrus » by Plato
  • What is our life but an endless flight of winged facts or events?
  • Extract from : « Essays, First Series » by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The winged things of the Moon knew of it; they had cast him to his death—him and the girl.
  • Extract from : « The Finding of Haldgren » by Charles Willard Diffin

Antonyms for winged

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