\ ˈwiŋd How to pronounce winged (audio) also (except for sense 1a(2)) ˈwiŋ-əd How to pronounce winged (audio) \

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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The former Pussycat Dolls member wasn't the only one who thought the winged critter—who turned out to be music legend Gladys Knight—was snubbed. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "‘The Masked Singer’ Fans Are Furious That Gladys Knight Was 'Robbed' in the Finale," 1 Mar. 2019 And after nearly two decades of winged failure, finally, my eyes have it. 1. WSJ, "How to Master the French-Girl Cat Eye," 14 Feb. 2019 As a final insult, a couple of winged missiles went AWOL, taking up roost under a general’s car before exploding. Lucy Cooke, Washington Post, "The batty, explosive history of bats in the military — and why this new idea just might work," 2 July 2018 Pull out your liquid liner, pop a squat in front of the mirror, and follow along for their tips on how do winged eyeliner right. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Exactly How to Do Winged Eyeliner, According to Celebrity Makeup Artists," 31 Jan. 2019 Avangard is a winged glider weapon boosted high into the atmosphere by a ballistic missile, which then descends on its target at speeds in excess of 15,000 miles an hour. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Tests Yet Another Hypersonic Weapon," 27 Dec. 2018 During the intervening years, Virgin Galactic brought manufacturing and testing of its winged spacecraft in-house while revamping safety and quality-control safeguards. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Richard Branson’s Space-Tourism Company Rockets Out of Atmosphere for First Time," 13 Dec. 2018 René Lalique supplied chandeliers and glass entrance doors featuring winged glassy goddesses; Max Ingrand created etched glass panels for some of the reception rooms, and Raymond Subes the elegant metalwork. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Hamish Bowles Makes the Most of His Trip to Tokyo for Valentino Pre-Fall—And Then Some," 2 Dec. 2018 Although the women share some right-winged perspectives, many people on Twitter were quick to point out why Ana brings something different to the table. Eileen Reslen, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Fans Are Freaking Out Over Ana Navarro Joining the Show," 5 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of winged

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

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The first known use of winged was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of winged

: having wings


\ ˈwiŋd How to pronounce winged (audio) , ˈwiŋ-əd\

Kids Definition of winged

: having wings or winglike parts winged insects

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