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Having no wings or only rudimentary wings.

wing′less·ness n.


1. having no wings or vestigial wings
2. (Animals) designating primitive insects of the subclass Apterygota, characterized by small size, lack of wings, and larvae resembling the adults: includes the springtails and bristletails
ˈwinglessness n


(ˈwɪŋ lɪs)

1. having no wings.
2. having only rudimentary wings, as a kiwi.
wing′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wingless - lacking wings
winged - having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind; "the winged feet of Mercury";
بدون أجْنِحَه
szárny nélküliszárnyatlan


[ˈwɪŋlɪs] ADJsin alas


[ˈwɪŋlɪs] adj (insect) → privo/a di ali


(wiŋ) noun
1. one of the arm-like limbs of a bird or bat, which it usually uses in flying, or one of the similar limbs of an insect. The eagle spread his wings and flew away; The bird cannot fly as it has an injured wing; These butterflies have red and brown wings.
2. a similar structure jutting out from the side of an aeroplane. the wings of a jet.
3. a section built out to the side of a (usually large) house. the west wing of the hospital.
4. any of the corner sections of a motor vehicle. The rear left wing of the car was damaged.
5. a section of a political party or of politics in general. the Left/Right wing.
6. one side of a football etc field. He made a great run down the left wing.
7. in rugby and hockey, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field.
8. in the air force, a group of three squadrons of aircraft.
winged adjective
having wings. a winged creature.
a four-winged insect.
ˈwinger noun
in football etc, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field.
ˈwingless adjective
wings noun plural
the sides of a theatre stage. She waited in the wings.
wing commander
in the air force, the rank above squadron leader.
ˈwingspan noun
the distance from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other when outstretched (of birds, aeroplanes etc).
on the wing
flying, especially away. The wild geese are on the wing.
take under one's wing
to take (someone) under one's protection.
References in classic literature ?
As the larger ground-feeding birds seldom take flight except to escape danger, I believe that the nearly wingless condition of several birds, which now inhabit or have lately inhabited several oceanic islands, tenanted by no beast of prey, has been caused by disuse.
Wollaston, lie much concealed, until the wind lulls and the sun shines; that the proportion of wingless beetles is larger on the exposed Dezertas than in Madeira itself; and especially the extraordinary fact, so strongly insisted on by Mr.
It is most disgusting to feel soft wingless insects, about an inch long, crawling over one's body.
Turning quickly he saw that the thing was what he had immediately guessed it to be--a headless and wingless Wieroo corpse.
It's a wrap Wrap grease bands around the trunks of apples and pears to catch the wingless females of the winter moth that climb the trees to lay eggs in the branches.
He ends up painting her wingless but every day she gains height as she sings, drawing fresh water from the well, lantern in hand, drying tea leaves in the delicate moonlight.
The insect is tiny and wingless with long thin legs.
3 He has many creatures named after him, including a wingless beetle, dinosaurs, a ghost shrimp, a pygmy locust and flowering plants called Sirdavidia.
com Groups of juvenile wingless hoppers and adults, as well as hopper bands and at least one swarm had formed on the southern coast of Yemen in March, where heavy rains associated with tropical cyclones Chapala and Megh fell in November 2015.
The atypical colony had 466 individuals (five workers, 432 wingless females + 29 winged, distributed into a fungal volume of about 0.
In the nocturnal Lampyris noctiluca, the wingless females use a green glow to attract flying males.
Apply grease bands at the bottom of your fruit trees which will prevent wingless moths from crawling up to lay their eggs.