\ 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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Perhaps an even more pristine bat-winged creature is waiting to be unearthed. National Geographic, "New species of bat-wing dinosaur discovered," 8 May 2019 The bat-winged B-2s and 200 airmen deployed to Andersen Air Force Base on the U.S. island territory from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, "Air Force deployed B-2 stealth bombers to Guam as sensitive talks involving North Korea commenced," 11 Jan. 2018 The kaleidoscopic swarm of 1,500 winged creatures spanned all three floors, with each butterfly representing 1,000 children of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Holocaust Museum Houston surprises Sue Smith, remembers late wildcatter Lester Smith at "First Look"," 17 June 2019 Other images: scenes of New York City by a teenage Stanley Kubrick, Southern California bathing beauties and a house cat dressed heroically like the Valkyrie Brünnhilde, with breastplate and tiny winged helmet. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Essential Arts: A violinist's royal wedding call, L.A.'s disappeared public art, 'Soft Power' debuts," 19 May 2018 The winged helmet made people like Denard Robinson, not the other way around. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "It's time: Allow college athletes to make money off their names," 16 May 2018 Both winged ants and termites have wings longer than their bodies, though termite wings are much longer. Ellen Nibali,, "Despite their name, groundhogs can climb, and how to tell an ant from a termite," 6 June 2019 The cover is made from genuine Bentley leather, and the winged badge on the front is the same piece used on Bentley's cars. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "Bentley's Coffee-Table Book Costs Over $250,000 and Is Covered in Diamonds," 17 May 2019 Here’s a preview: The full video shows the bat-winged bomber, part of the 13th Bomb Squadron of the 509th Bomb Wing, cozying up to a KC-135 Stratotanker for refueling. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Look Inside the Cockpit of a B-2 Bomber for the First Time," 29 Apr. 2019

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

Kids Definition of winged

: having wings or winglike parts winged insects

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