\ 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 combinationstrong-winged
b : using wings in flight
2a : soaring with or as if with wings : elevated

Examples of winged in a Sentence

birds and other winged creatures
Recent Examples on the Web The winged creature slowly stalked a potential victim along the water’s edge, stealthily seeking out a tasty meal, its eyes turning this way and that. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Trail grant means Seabrook will get own ‘mountain’ view," 10 June 2020 Albatross—majestic, wide-winged seabirds—skim the ocean’s surface or dive into the water to catch fish, squid and crustaceans. Tara Santora, Scientific American, "Should Ecologists Treat Male and Female Animals like ‘Different Species’?," 2 June 2020 Such was the case for the golden-winged warbler, a rapidly declining migratory songbird. Tara Santora, Scientific American, "Should Ecologists Treat Male and Female Animals like ‘Different Species’?," 2 June 2020 The three-winged structure was designed by architects George Schipporeit and John Heinrich, who studied under Ludwig Mies van der Rohe at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Ryan Ori,, "Investors were eyeing the 70-story Lake Point Tower for a condo deconversion. The owners just fought back.," 4 Oct. 2019 Us Weekly reports the garden party featured a butterfly theme, and the winged creatures were everywhere, decorating the tables, the greenery, and Stormi's pretty pink and white tulle dress. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Celebrates Stormi Collection With a Party Perfect for Her Daughter," 28 Jan. 2020 Wind turbines do kill birds, though cats and cell towers kill significantly more winged creatures. NBC News, "President Donald Trump's 10 biggest false claims in 2019 — and one that finally became true," 31 Dec. 2019 This impressive art form began in 710 B.C. by Greek settlers, and, in the past 20 years, archaeologists have found Crotone creations made between 600 B.C. and 400 B.C., ranging from a golden tiara to a winged sphinx. Mary Elizabeth Andriotis, House Beautiful, "8 Art Exhibits You Can Virtually Visit Right Now," 20 Apr. 2020 But a winged, vampire-like frenemy could be the difference between a rhino roaming scot-free and being surrounded by danger. Sara Kiley Watson, Popular Science, "Rhinos pay a painful price for oxpecker protection," 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of winged

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

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“Winged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of winged

: having wings


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Kids Definition of winged

: having wings or winglike parts winged insects

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