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Webster 1913 Edition


Winged

Winged

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Adj.
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.”
Shak.
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.”
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Winged

WINGED

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pp.
1.
Furnished with wings; transported by flying.
2.
a. Having wings; as a winged fowl. Genesis 1.
3.
Swift; rapid; as with winged haste.
4.
Wounded; hurt.
5.
In botany, furnished with longitudinal membranous appendages, as a winged stalk or stem; or with downy or hairy appendages, as winged seeds.
Winged petiole, having a thing membrane or border on each side, or dilated on the sides.
Winged leaf, a pennate leaf; a species of compound leaf, wherein a simple leaf has several leaflets fastened to each side of it.
6.
In heraldry, represented with wings, or having wings of a different color from the body.
7.
Fanned with wings; swarming with birds.

Definition 2021


winged

winged

See also: wingèd

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

winged (not comparable)

  1. Having wings.
    • 2013 July 26, Nick Miroff, Mexico gets a taste for eating insects ”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 7, page 32:
      The San Juan market is Mexico City's most famous deli of exotic meats, where an adventurous shopper can hunt down hard-to-find critters  But the priciest items in the market aren't the armadillo steaks or even the bluefin tuna. That would be the frozen chicatanas – giant winged ants – at around $500 a kilo.
  2. Flying or soaring as if on wings.
  3. Swift.
  4. (in combination) having wings of a specified kind
    weak-winged
  5. (in combination) having the specified number of wings
    The six-winged Seraphim are the angels closest to God.
  6. Having lost a child. I am a winged parent.
Translations

Etymology 2

See wing (verb)

Verb

winged

  1. simple past tense and past participle of wing

Etymology 3

See winge (verb)

Verb

winged

  1. simple past tense and past participle of winge

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