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a winged insectliterary:
▪ Swallows swooped to snatch winged insects from the sky.

vb. 1 To cringe. 2 (context Australia NZ UK slang English) (alternative form of whinge English)



  • Herluf Winge. Adolf Herluf Winge (March 19, 1857 Copenhagen – November 10, 1923) – a Danish zoologist.
  • Øjvind Winge (1886–1964) – a Danish biologist and a pioneer in yeast genetics.
  • Stein Winge (born 10 November 1940) – a Norwegian stage producer, theatre director and International Emmy Nominated actor.
  • Viktoria Winge (born 5 March 1980) – a Norwegian actress.
  • Per Winge (August 27, 1858 - September 7, 1935) – a Norwegian conductor, pianist and composer.
  • Mårten Eskil Winge (21 September 1825, Stockholm – 22 April 1896, Enköping ) – a Swedish artist.
  • Sigurd Winge (1909–1970) – a Norwegian painter and visual artist. and the father of actor Stein Winge.
  • Axel Winge (21 May 1827 – 19 December 1893) – a Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Conservative Party . Claussøn Winge and ...
  • Hanna Winge (1838–1896) – a Swedish painter.
  • Ralph M. Winge. Ralph Milton Winge (born August 25, 1925), was an American politician who was a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives.
  • Stephan Schulz-Winge (born September 13, 1974, in Neuss ) is a German former footballer.

Usage examples of "winge".

Vppon the brimme of the hollow vessell, whose compasse was a foote moreouer about, then the subiacent of it, with their heades lifted vp vpon their Vipers feete, with a conuenient and decent intercalation, there were placed sixe little scaly Dragons, of pure shining Golde, with such a deuise, that the water comming from the teates of the Ladies, did fall directly vppon the euacuated and open crowne of the head of the Dragons, afore spoken of, with their winges spredde abroad, and as if they had been byting, they did cast vp and vomit the same water whiche fell beyonde the roundnes of the Ophict, into a receptorie of Porphyr, and rounde, whiche were both more higher then the flatnesse of the pauement before spoken of: where there was a little Channell going rounde about betwyxt the Ophit and the Porphyrite, in breadth one foote and a halfe, and in depth two foote.

He repeated the assertion by Dr Meadow at the inquest that Winge had been dosing himself with Samson’s Salad, which, Love understood, was synonymous with Lucky Fen Wort, as processed and packaged at the Moldham Meres Laboratories.