\ 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
Recent Examples on the Web Mosquito head net: Being distracted by winged pests is an instant spirit assassin. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, 29 May 2021 The high-winged plane was flown by a bootlegger who carried illicit liquor during World War II to Kansas, which had remained dry after national Prohibition ended. Jack Schnedler, Arkansas Online, 25 May 2021 But with too much weight and drag, many multi-winged aircraft ended in disaster. Walter J. Boyne And Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, 23 May 2021 But when the Philadelphia rookies got to work on Friday, Dickerson was on the field at the NovaCare Complex wearing his new winged helmet and No. 51 jersey. Mark Inabinett |, al, 15 May 2021 The scene also includes Winter Park landmarks, paintbrushes, orange blossoms and other winged creatures. Patrick Connolly,, 13 May 2021 Ground-dwelling birds, for instance, often have shorter life spans than strong-winged, tree-nesting species, which are less susceptible to predators. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2021 When in flight, Ingenuity’s shadow gives the impression of an oversized, four-winged dragonfly. Amina Khan Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2021 The feat signals the advent of a promising new way for humans—aided by winged computers—to explore Earth’s neighboring planets. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of winged

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

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4 Jun 2021

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“Winged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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