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wing·less

 (wĭng′lĭs)
adj.
Having no wings or only rudimentary wings.

wing′less·ness n.

wingless

(ˈwɪŋlɪs)
adj
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

wing•less

(ˈwɪŋ lɪs)

adj.
1. having no wings.
2. having only rudimentary wings, as a kiwi.
[1585–95]
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";
Translations
بدون أجْنِحَه
vingeløs
szárny nélküliszárnyatlan
vængjalaus
bezkrídly
kanatsız

wingless

[ˈwɪŋlɪs] ADJsin alas

wingless

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

wing

(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.
-winged
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 periodicals archive ?
When it comes to the infant's voice, he is referred to as "featherless little boy," which is not only a mark of his being the speaker in the novel (not the writer), but also an indication of his winglessness, his lack of freedom and entrapment in the closet.
73) His winglessness is synonymous with his subsequent "fall".