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n. 1 (plural of wing English)Category:English plurals 2 (context plural only English) The unseen area each side of a stage. 3 (context plural only English) The insignia of a qualified pilot or aircrew member. vb. (en-third-person singular of: wing)

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wings
  1. n. a means of flight or ascent; "necessity lends wings to inspiration"

  2. stylized bird wings worn as an insignia by qualified pilots or air crew members

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Wings (1927 film)

Wings is a 1927 American silent war film set during the First World War produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and Richard Arlen, and Gary Cooper appears in a role which helped launch his career in Hollywood.

The film, a romantic action-war picture, was rewritten by scriptwriters Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton from a story by John Monk Saunders to accommodate Bow, Paramount's biggest star at the time. Wellman was hired as he was the only director in Hollywood at the time who had World War I combat pilot experience, although Richard Arlen and John Monk Saunders had also served in the war as military aviators. The film was shot on location on a budget of $2 million at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas between September 7, 1926 and April 7, 1927. Hundreds of extras and some 300 pilots were involved in the filming, including pilots and planes of the United States Army Air Corps which were brought in for the filming and to provide assistance and supervision. Wellman extensively rehearsed the scenes for the Battle of Saint-Mihiel over ten days with some 3500 infantrymen on a battlefield made for the production on location. Although the cast and crew had much spare time during the filming because of weather delays, shooting conditions were intense, and Wellman frequently conflicted with the military officers brought in to supervise the picture.

Acclaimed for its technical prowess and realism upon release, the film became the yardstick against which future aviation films were measured, mainly because of its realistic air-combat sequences. It went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Picture at the first annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award ceremony in 1929, the only fully silent film to do so. It also won the Academy Award for Best Engineering Effects ( Roy Pomeroy). Wings was one of the first to show two men kissing (in a fraternal moment between Rogers and Arlen during the deathbed finale), and also one of the first widely released films to show nudity. In 1997, Wings was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", and the film was re-released to Cinemark theaters to coincide with the 85th Anniversary for a limited run in May 2012. The Academy Film Archive preserved Wings in 2002.

Wings (1990 TV series)

Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997. Starring Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, the show is set at the fictional "Tom Nevers Field" airport, a small two-airline airport in Nantucket, Massachusetts, where the Hackett brothers operate Sandpiper Air.

Other regulars include Crystal Bernard, David Schramm, Rebecca Schull, Thomas Haden Church, and Tony Shalhoub. Farrah Forke later joined the cast for two seasons. When Forke left, Amy Yasbeck joined the cast for the remainder of the show's run from 1994–1997. Thomas Haden Church left the show in spring 1995 to star in the Fox sitcom Ned and Stacey, and Brian Haley joined the cast as the new mechanic.

Wings was created and produced by Cheers veterans David Angell, Peter Casey, and David Lee. The trio would later create the sitcom Frasier, which was a spinoff of Cheers. Characters from Cheers occasionally made special guest appearances on Wings. All three series were produced by Paramount Network Television.

In the United Kingdom, the series aired on Sky One and Paramount Comedy Channel from 1991 to 1997.

Reruns of the show aired regularly on the USA Network from September 13, 1993, to June 16, 2000, and then sporadically after that, and again on Nick at Nite from January 2004 to June 2006. It can currently be seen on ReelzChannel, Hulu Plus, Netflix (DVD only) and Comedy Gold.

Wings (1990 video game)

Wings is a World War I video game developed and published by Cinemaware that was originally released for the Amiga in 1990 and was later ported to the Game Boy Advance as Wings Advance in 2002. It is similar to the action sequences of the 1927 silent film Wings, but the story shown before each mission is different from the plot of the movie. The original Wings is considered by some as one of the best games in Amiga's history. Its remake titled Wings! Remastered was released in 2014 and 2015 for the Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS platforms.

Wings (magazine)

is a shōjo manga magazine published by Shinshokan. The magazine is aimed at a female audience in the 16- to 20-year-old age range and tend to be action- or fantasy-oriented stories. Wings previously had a number of special editions such as Shinshokan South, or simply South, Phantom Club, Huckleberry, Un Poco, and Wings: Story. Currently, only Un Poco, and Wings: Story are still being published.

Wings (Kuzmin novel)

Wings was the first Russian novel centred on homosexuality. Written by Mikhail Kuzmin, it was printed in 1906 to the consternation of a conservative literary establishment.

Wings (band)

Wings, also known as Paul McCartney and Wings, were an Anglo-American rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney with his wife Linda on keyboards, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine. Wings were noted for frequent personnel changes as well as commercial success, going through three lead guitarists and four drummers. However, the core trio of the McCartneys and Laine remained intact throughout the group's existence and McCartney continued playing bass and other assorted instruments, just as he had done with The Beatles.

Created following the McCartneys' 1971 album Ram, the band's first two albums, Wild Life and Red Rose Speedway (the latter featuring guitarist Henry McCullough), were viewed as artistic disappointments beside Paul McCartney's work with the Beatles. After the release of the title track of the James Bond movie Live and Let Die, McCullough and Seiwell resigned from the band. The McCartneys and Laine then released 1973's Band on the Run, a commercial and critical success that spawned two top ten singles in " Jet" and the title track. Following that album, the band recruited guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and drummer Geoff Britton, only for Britton to quit shortly afterwards and be replaced by Joe English. With the new line-up, Wings released Venus and Mars, which included the US number one single " Listen to What the Man Said", and undertook a highly successful world tour over 1975–76. Intended as more of a group effort, Wings at the Speed of Sound was issued midway through the tour and featured the hit singles " Silly Love Songs" and " Let 'Em In".

In 1977, the band earned their only UK number one single, with " Mull of Kintyre", which became the then-best selling UK single in history. Wings experienced another line-up shuffle, however, with both McCulloch and English departing before the release of the group's 1978 album London Town. The McCartneys and Laine again added new members, recruiting guitarist Laurence Juber and drummer Steve Holley. The resulting album, Back to the Egg, was a relative flop, with its singles under-performing and the critical reception negative. During the supporting tour, Paul McCartney was arrested in Japan for cannabis possession, putting the band on hold. Despite a final US number one, the live version of McCartney's solo single " Coming Up", Wings broke up permanently in 1981.

Wings (BBC TV series)

Wings is a drama series about the Royal Flying Corps that ran on BBC television from 1977 to 1978. It stars Tim Woodward as Alan Farmer, a young blacksmith turned fighter pilot in World War I.

Nicholas Jones played his teacher and mentor, Captain Triggers, and Michael Cochrane played his upper-class friend, Charles Gaylion, who began a relationship with Farmer's girlfriend while Farmer was believed dead, shot down over France.

The series reveals that the British pilots are struggling with aeroplanes which are both unreliable and inferior to the German machines, and with an Establishment that classes voicing an opinion to that effect as being tantamount to cowardice. The airmen must also face the resentment of British soldiers who see them having an ‘easy' life. The rigidity of the British class structure is highlighted when Farmer becomes an officer in the second series - he faces resentment both from some COs because of his class and NCOs because of his new rank. The series takes great care with historical accuracy, covering the early days of the parachute, the fitting of weaponry to British biplanes (lacking the Germans’ interruptor gear, they had to be fired at an angle rather than through the propellers) and the horrors of trench warfare. Wings depicts a Britain that is, in some areas, struggling to adapt in the face of change, at a period that was a turning point for many people’s way of life.

The series was created by Barry Thomas. Twenty-five episodes were made in all.

Wings (play)

Wings is a 1978 play by American playwright Arthur Kopit. Originating as a radio play, it was later adapted for stage and screen.

In 1976, Kopit was commissioned to write an original radio play by the NPR drama project Earplay. Just prior, his father suffered a debilitating stroke, which inspired Kopit to write the play about the language disorder and psychological perspective of a stroke victim. The female character of the play is an amalgam of two women who were both patients at the rehab center that cared for his father.

Wings (haircut)

The Wings haircut or flippies or flow is a popular hairstyle used in the skateboarding, surfer, and preppy community. Typically long, the style can range from long and drooping below the eyes, to a shorter length. The haircut is typically wavy and, if straight, the length comes to halfway down the ears. Instead of lying on the wearer's ears, the hair flips up and comes straight out like an airplane wing, hence the name. The hairstyle was popular among men in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000s, and early 2010s.

Wings (Chinese constellation)

The Wings mansion (翼宿, pinyin: Yì Xiù) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the southern mansions of the Vermilion Bird.

Wings (Discovery Channel TV series)

Wings was an hour-long televised aviation history documentary series which aired on the Discovery Channel family of networks. It was produced by Phil Osborne.

Wings (disambiguation)

Wings are appendages used to create lift.

Wings may also refer to:

Wings (Canadian magazine)

Wings is a bimonthly Canadian magazine that focuses on stories related to business and commercial aviation. The magazine is the official publication partner of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) together with Helicopters magazine.

Wings (Bonnie Tyler album)

Wings is the fifteenth studio album by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. It was released in Europe on 14 May 2005 by Stick Music, and on 12 June 2006 in the UK under the title Celebrate. The album spawned two singles, " Louise" and "Celebrate". The majority of newly written tracks were composed by Tyler and French songwriters Paul D. Fitzgerald and Karen Drotar, and produced by Jean Lahcene (under the pseudonym of John Stage). Tyler also recorded new versions of her international hits " It's a Heartache" and " Total Eclipse of the Heart".

Reviews of the album were mixed, with music critics arguing that Tyler's best work comes through her pairing with Jim Steinman. The album only charted in France in 2005, peaking at number 133.

Wings (1996 video game)

Wings is a freeware computer game (originally shareware) created by Miika Virpioja. A 2D, DOS-based computer game with space ships that behave like lunar landers. You can select one of 33 weapons, and the surroundings can be destroyed. The game features multiplayer capabilities, either through linked PCs or two or more players using one keyboard plus gamepads/joysticks. In the original shareware version certain weapons were locked until the game was registered. The game includes a level editor.

The game featured a number of module files as soundtrack. One of them, "januski.s3m", was an original composition by Juha Lehtioksa, guitarist of the Finnish gothic metal band Silentium, and bears a very strong resemblance to the band's song Forever Sleep on the album Infinita Plango Vulnera, released in 1999. While the track had initially been used without permission and even credited to another person, Lehtioksa had nothing against using his song in the game—in fact, he even liked the idea of having the track on Wings's soundtrack—but after receiving a number of enquiries regarding the song over the years, some of them very hostile in nature, he finally asked Virpioja to remove it from the game.

Wings (Mark Chesnutt album)

Wings is the sixth studio album released by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt, and his second for Decca Records. Released in late 1995, it features the singles "Trouble", "It Wouldn't Hurt to Have Wings", and "Wrong Place, Wrong Time". Respectively, these reached #18, #7, and #37 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Unlike Chesnutt's first five albums, which were produced by Mark Wright, Wings was produced by Tony Brown. This was the first album of Chesnutt's career not to achieve RIAA certification.

"The King of Broken Hearts" was previously recorded by George Strait on the soundtrack of the 1992 film Pure Country, and was later covered by Lee Ann Womack on her 2008 album Call Me Crazy.

Wings (US magazine)

Wings was a military aviation history magazine published in the United States between 1971 and 2007. The magazine featured articles and photo features covering military aviation from World War I to the modern era, focusing heavily on American aircraft.

Wings (Pike novel)

Wings is the debut, young-adult faerie novel by author Aprilynne Pike. It is the first of four books about a fifteen-year-old girl who discovers she is a faerie sent among humans to guard the gateway to Avalon.

Wings was released in the US, UK, and Canada on May 5, 2009, and became a New York Times best seller in its first week of sales, reaching #1 on the Children's Chapter Books list in its second week. It was also a Publishers Weekly Bestseller and made Pike the best-selling non-celebrity children's author to debut in 2009. Wings went on to become an international bestseller in 2010.

The sequel to Wings, Spells, was released on May 4, 2010. The third book in the series, Illusions, was released May 3, 2011. The series concludes with Destined, which was released on May 1, 2012.

Wings (cigarette)

Wings is a brand of cigarette currently produced by Japan Tobacco International. It is available in Red, Gold, and Menthol in both Kings and 100's. It is one of JTI's three United States brands, along with Wave and Export A.

Wings (Skylark album)

Wings is an album by the Italian power metal band Skylark. It was released in May 2006 by Scarlet Records.

Wings (Ringo Starr song)

"Wings" is a song by Ringo Starr, originally recorded for and released as a single from the album Ringo the 4th. It was co-written with Vini Poncia in 1977. Starr later re-recorded it, produced by Starr and Bruce Sugar, and released it as a single from his 2012 studio album, Ringo 2012.

Wings (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song)

"Wings" (stylized as "Wing$") is a song by American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, released as the debut single from their first studio album The Heist. It features uncredited vocals from Hollis.

Wings (horse)

Wings (1822–1842) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse that was the winner of 1825 Epsom Oaks. Her son Caravan won the Ascot Gold Cup in 1839 and her daughter Fiammetta won the French 2,000 Guineas.

Wings (Birdy song)

"Wings" is a song by English musician Birdy. The song was released as a digital download on 29 July 2013 and in the United Kingdom on 8 September 2013 as the lead single from her second studio album, Fire Within (2013). A remix by Nu:Logic was later released on 27 January 2014 as part of the "Hospital: We Are 18" LP from Hospital Records.

Wings (1968 band)

Wings was a folk rock band from the late sixties (not to be confused with the band later formed by Paul McCartney). The band members were veterans from an assortment of other sixties bands. Initially, the band was made up of Oz Bach of Spanky and Our Gang on bass, Pam Robins of Serendipity Singers sang, and on guitar Eddie Simon, younger brother of Paul Simon of Simon & Garfunkel. Before their first and only album was recorded, Eddie Simon was replaced with Jim Mason who co-wrote the Peter, Paul and Mary song " I Dig Rock and Roll Music". Also playing in the band were keyboardist Steve Knight, who later joined Mountain, Jefferson Airplane drummer Jerry Peloquin, and guitarist Jack McNichol.

Wings (Little Mix song)

"Wings" is a song by British girl group Little Mix. It was co-written by the group in collaboration with Iain James, Erika Nuri, Michelle Lewis, Mischke, Heidi Rojas and the song's producers, TMS. It was released as their second single after winning the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011, and the lead single from their debut studio album DNA (2012). Syco Music serviced the single to BBC Radio 1 in the United Kingdom on 2 July 2012 and it was released for digital download on 24 August 2012. The uptempo song, which features modern beats, drums, horns and clapping, is a pop arrangement with elements of R&B and old school. Lyrically, the song has themes of girl power, maternal advice and individuality.

"Wings" was well received by contemporary music critics, who praised its lyrical message, upbeat sound and vocals. "Wings" was the group's most successful single to date, until they released " Black Magic" in 2015. It topped the UK Singles Chart with sales of 107,000 copies in its first week. The single also reached number one in Ireland and Scotland and number three in Australia, where it was certified triple platinum. It charted in the top 40 in three other countries, peaking at number 79 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 26 on the US Billboard Pop Songs chart.

The accompanying music video was directed by Max and Dania at an abandoned warehouse. The clip shows the group dancing and singing in front of colourful backdrops and a pink Union Jack flag, wearing urban-styled outfits corresponding to the backdrops. The video received favorable reviews from critics, who praised the group's fashion sense, dancing and confidence. Little Mix promoted the song by performing it live on a number of television shows (including Red or Black? and The X Factor Australia) and during their 2013 DNA Tour.

Wings (1966 film)

Wings (, tr.Krylya) is a 1966 Soviet black-and-white drama film directed by Larisa Shepitko, her first feature film made after graduating from the All-Russian State Institute for Cinematography.

Wings (duo)

Wings (; often stylized as WINGS) are a South Korean female duo formed by Sony Music Korea in 2014. The duo consists of leader Yeseul and Nayoung.

The duo's debut single "Hair Short" was released on March 12, 2014 and their follow-up single "Blossom" on July 3, 2014.

Wings (2012 film)

Wings is a 2012 Russian animated film directed by Olga Lopato.

Wings (Delta Goodrem song)

"Wings" is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem, released as the lead single from her fifth studio album Wings of the Wild. It was written by Goodrem with Anthony Egizii and David Musumeci, the song's producers known as DNA Songs. Sony Music released it as a digital download and CD single on 24 July 2015. "Wings" is a pop song, with heavy drums, keyboards, piano, guitar riff and strings as its mains instrumentation. Lyrically, "Wings" has a focus on self-empowerment, where Goodrem uses "the extended metaphor of flight to explore feelings of catharsis and one’s ability to overcome adversity".

Inspired by listening to Calvin Harris and Haim, Ella Henderson, and London Grammar after a creative block, the song received positive reviews from music critics, who commended its empowering atmosphere, the pre-chorus and the song's production. "Wings" debuted at number eight on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, peaking at number one in its third week on the chart, becoming her ninth number-one in the country and her first in eight years. Its music video premiered on 6 August 2015, and it features the singer with spinning pianos, dove flying, ballet jumping and heavy duty wind machines.

Wings (1927 song)

Wings is a song for voice and piano written by Ballard Macdonald and composed by J.S. Zamecnik. Included is also an ukulele arrangement of the song by May Singhi Breen.The song was first published in 1927 by Sam Fox Pub. Co. in Cleveland, Ohio. The sheet music cover illustration features a photograph of Charles Rogers and Clara Bow with a border design of airplanes.

This song was written for the film Wings, directed by Wild Bill Wellman.

The sheet music can be found at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

Usage examples of "wings".

They ran alongside the flyer as he came in, and helped to stop him, and afterward they did something to his wings that made them collapse.

The two of them folded up the wings, slowly and with care, while the flyer undid the straps that bound them to his body.

On the ledge Gina and Tor unfolded her wings and locked the struts in place, and the tissue metal stretched tight and taut and silvery.

She tied the wings carefully to a tether rope, then walked out to a wingtip and began to fold them up.

Maris often had seen flyers, impatient with their land-bound help, draw their almost-open wings up and shake out the last joint or two with a sharp snap.

They might take your wings away and give them to someone with more respect, like they did to Lind the smuggler.

The first-born child of each of the flying families would inherit the wings of the parent.

Russ said goodnight just inside the door and took the wings upstairs with him.

Anni of Culhall, the boy Jamis the Younger, Helmer of Greater Amberly, whose own daughter would claim his wings in less than a year, a half-dozen others from the West, three cliquish Easterners.

The Old Captain and his crew, they were flyers too, though their wings were star-wings.

They were giving her the name of flyer even as they took away her wings, Maris thought.

Landsman handed the folded wings to Russ, who took them and turned to Coll.

Coll to accept them, and it would be folly to strap on wings in a house.

Alone by the edge, Russ, one-handed and disdaining help, strapped the wings onto his son.

He stood very still while Russ unfolded the wings, and looked straight down at the abyss before him, where dark waves clawed against the beach.