\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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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 The big showcase destination, the lost city of Atlantis, has been converted to a casino, where winged beasts and dark lords sit dead-eyed in front of flashing slot machines. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "Monsters go on vacation in 'Hotel Transylvania 3'," 12 July 2018 Other sightings around the Cape included 2 blue-winged warblers at Scusset Beach State Reservation in Sandwich, a clapper rail and a seaside sparrow at Sandy Neck in Barnstable, a sora in North Truro, and 2 Northern fulmars at sea east of Truro., "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 11 June 2018 This bird was later joined by a bunny swinging in a hammock down the street and winged creatures floating around a barn on the adjoining street. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Artist with special needs brightens up Berkley with chalk drawings," 12 July 2018 An amphitheater hosts a Birds of Prey show, where hawks, owls and other winged predators swoop over the audience. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Bearizona: Top things to do at drive-thru wildlife park in Williams," 12 July 2018 And with the influx of winged creatures, its attempts to chimb up a pole to get a snack has lessened. Jerry Shnay, Daily Southtown, "Shnay: June brings colorful birds to my yard," 11 June 2018 The library closes before nightfall, which is when the winged creatures make their nightly migration between the stacks and the palace’s gardens. Julie H. Case, Smithsonian, "These Portuguese Libraries Are Infested With Bats—and They Like It That Way," 7 June 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


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Kids Definition of winged

: having wings or winglike parts winged insects

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evasion of direct action or statement

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