\ˈwiŋd also (except for sense 1a(2)) ˈwiŋ-əd \

Definition of winged 

1a(1) : having wings winged seeds

(2) : having wings of a specified kind used in combination strong-winged

b : using wings in flight

2a : soaring with or as if with wings : elevated

b : swift, rapid

Examples of winged in a Sentence

birds and other winged creatures

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By wielding a giant sword and chanting a mantra, Adora changes from mumsy space cadet into a disco-interpretation of a goddess: gold go-go boots, matching golden gauntlets, a winged vaguely Nordic tiara, and a crimson cape. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power honors and challenges the original She-Ra.," 21 Nov. 2018 The earphones fit securely in your ears thanks to winged tips., The Seattle Times, "The best wireless headphones for running," 23 Oct. 2018 This is a chair with a high back, wooden legs, and winged sides. Sienna Fantozzi, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need To Know About Traditional Design," 12 Oct. 2018 The long-winged aircraft look something like prehistoric creatures, too, measuring just a stubby 21 meters long compared to an overly broad 37.5-meter wingspan. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Three high-flying birds soar together for the first time since the 1970s," 11 Nov. 2018 Yes, while Americans were celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday, Brits were battling billions of winged insects that have fled the nest in an attempt to reproduce. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, "For Americans, it’s the Fourth of July. For Brits, it’s Flying Ant Day.," 4 July 2018 Other insects include psocids (small, winged, grey creatures), praying mantis', mites, and ticks when the weather is unseasonably warm outside. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "Your Christmas Tree Might Be Filled With Bugs," 29 Nov. 2016 So is Pierce’s disease, which causes entire vineyards to wither and die and is transmitted by small winged insects called sharpshooters. Kevin Begos, Smithsonian, "The Quest to Grow the First Great American Wine Grape," 6 June 2018 Kenny Omega and Cody Rhodes also provided closure to their story Omega defeated Rhodes with his one-winged angel finisher in a match that lasted over 30 minutes and accomplished multiple objectives. Justin Barrasso,, "Takeaways From New Japan, WWE and UFC After a Night in July That Changed the Business," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of winged

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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English Language Learners Definition of winged

: having wings


\ˈwiŋd, ˈwiŋ-əd\

Kids Definition of winged

: having wings or winglike parts winged insects

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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