Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.
a moth's delicate wings
The bird flapped its wings excitedly.
barbecued chicken wings
the east/main wing
He works in the psychiatric wing of the hospital.
I'm a member of the Green Party's youth wing.
The small conservation group is under the wing of the United Nations.
There was already someone waiting in the wings when he retired.
It's time for him to leave home and stretch his wings.
Jose took Alison under his wing during her first weeks.
This is the British English definition of wing. View American English definition of wing.
Change your default dictionary and thesaurus to American English.
View the pronunciation for wing.
a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a horn that is blown during some Jewish religious festivals
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.
Definition of wing from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.