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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a winged insectliterary:
▪ Swallows swooped to snatch winged insects from the sky.
▪ Any winged craft has got to do better than Mach 5 to get into space.
▪ Beneath winged brows his deep-set eyes seemed to stare unnervingly into hers.
▪ For instance, the true flies have one pair of wings while winged aphids have two pairs.
▪ I entered one full of nuns, their winged white coifs illuminating the dim interior, making it like a candle-lit church.
▪ In particular, both were depicted as multi-headed winged serpents.
▪ Like them, their bodies do not have a waist and the young larvae are markedly similar to the adult winged form.
▪ The arch spandrels are decorated by figures of winged victory and personifications of rivers.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Winged \Winged\, a.

  1. Furnished with wings; transported by flying; having winglike expansions.

  2. Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; hence, elevated; lofty; sublime. [R.]

    How winged the sentiment that virtue is to be followed for its own sake.
    --J. S. Harford.

  3. Swift; rapid. ``Bear this sealed brief with winged haste to the lord marshal.''

  4. Wounded or hurt in the wing.

  5. (Bot.) Furnished with a leaflike appendage, as the fruit of the elm and the ash, or the stem in certain plants; alate.

  6. (Her.) Represented with wings, or having wings, of a different tincture from the body.

  7. Fanned with wings; swarming with birds. ``The winged air darked with plumes.''


Wing \Wing\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Winged; p. pr. & vb. n. Winging.]

  1. To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with celerity.

    Who heaves old ocean, and whowings the storms.

    Living, to wing with mirth the weary hours.

  2. To supply with wings or sidepieces.

    The main battle, whose puissance on either side Shall be well winged with our chiefest horse.

  3. To transport by flight; to cause to fly.

    I, an old turtle, Will wing me to some withered bough.

  4. To move through in flight; to fly through.

    There's not an arrow wings the sky But fancy turns its point to him.

  5. To cut off the wings of or to wound in the wing; to disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird; also, [fig.] to wound the arm of a person.

    To wing a flight, to exert the power of flying; to fly.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., past participle adjective from wing (v.).


Etymology 1

  1. Having wings. alt. Having wings. Etymology 2


  2. (en-past of: wing) Etymology 3

    vb. (en-past of: winge)


a. (context poetic English) (alternative spelling of winged English)

  1. adj. having or as if having wings; "the winged feet of Mercury"; [ant: wingless]

  2. very fast; as if with wings; "on winged feet"


Usage examples of "winged".

The infantrymen in their winged helmets and ornate armor battled on the bridge with swords and pikes, while the mass of cavalry stood detached, some trying vainly to cross the river.

The Greeks adopted the idea, but beautified it, using a winged Genius of death instead of a mummy.

We fondly kissed goodbye, she bade me take care of myself, I bridled pretty Pegasus, picked up Polyeidus, winged northwestward in high spirits.

Athene, who was most certainly on the verge of speaking to me, might instruct me when I found her voice to clear myself with Aphrodite or my father Poseidon before bridling the winged horse.

Ghealdanin appeared out of the fog first, in their burnished breastplates and helmets, riding behind a rippling red banner that bore the three six-pointed silver stars of Ghealdan, and then the Winged Guards in their red armor behind the golden hawk on a field of blue of Mayene.

Already winged, they need not sit in machines which radar, gravar, magnetoscopes could spot across kilometers.

The seabirds were up, a flight of malgas turned to glowing darts of fire by the early sun as they winged swiftly across the bows.

The metaphysician, equipped by that very character, winged already and not like those others, in need of disengagement, stirring of himself towards the supernal but doubting of the way, needs only a guide.

Seeing that a few members of such water-breathing classes as the Crustacea and Mollusca are adapted to live on the land, and seeing that we have flying birds and mammals, flying insects of the most diversified types, and formerly had flying reptiles, it is conceivable that flying-fish, which now glide far through the air, slightly rising and turning by the aid of their fluttering fins, might have been modified into perfectly winged animals.

Behind him came a griffin, a wyvern, a four-footed whale, several carnivorous rabbits, a pair of trolls, a thunderbird, a sliver cat, a hippogriff, a satyr, a winged horse, three hoopsnakes, a pantheon, a firedrake, a monoceros, a double-headed eagle, a cyclops, a flight of barnacle geese, a chimera, and a number of creatures of less ordinary aspect that Dor could not identify in the rush.

The warriors turned their horses and spurred them on again, trying to outdistance the winged mages, but the aven were faster than the wagon, and each minute brought the two warriors closer to a deadly confrontation.

Even through the darkness he was able to make out the winged shape clinging to the outswell of the rock spire some fifteen feet below him, almost in the manner of a bat clinging to the rough wall of a cave.

The peculiarity of this building, which is perched upon a platform of stone, and commands a splendid prospect, is that its tiny peribolus, or sacred enclosure, was surrounded by a parapet of stone slabs covered with exquisite reliefs of winged Victories, in various attitudes.

The Caduceus, borne by Hermes or Mercury, and also by Cybele, Minerva, Anubis, Hercules Ogmius the God of the Celts, and the personified Constellation Virgo, was a winged wand, entwined by two serpents.

Again and again were those huge winged lions shewn, their mighty flanks of diarite glistening in the grey twilight of the day and the cloudy phosphorescence of the night.