the wings

Definition of the wings

:the areas on the sides of a stage where performers wait before going onto the stage
  • She was standing in the wings, waiting for her cue.
often used figuratively
  • The issue has been lurking/waiting in the wings for several years.

Word by Word Definitions

wing play wings
  1. : one of the movable feathered or membranous paired appendages by means of which a bird, bat, or insect is able to fly

  2. : any of various anatomical structures (as of a flying fish or flying lemur) providing means of limited flight

  3. : an appendage or part resembling a wing in appearance, position, or function: such as

  1. : to fit with wings

  2. : to enable to fly or move swiftly

  3. : to traverse with or as if with wings


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