- To provide the impetus for or enable (something):
a mentor who gave wing to my career.
- To free from constraints or allow to operate freely:
a poet who gave wing to her imagination.
- In the stage wings, unseen by the audience.
- Close by in the background; available at short notice:
a presidential candidate waiting in the wings.
- In flight; flying.
- To fly off; soar away.
- To make progress or have success, especially in a sudden or dramatic manner:
when her career took wing.
- Under one's protection; in one's care.
Other Word Forms of Wing
Origin of Wing
Middle English wenge, winge of Scandinavian origin wē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old Norse vængr.
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