on the wing


on the wing
in flight; moving about, wandering

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • On the wing — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Under the wing of — Wing Wing, n. [OE. winge, wenge; probably of Scand. origin; cf. Dan. & Sw. vinge, Icel. v[ae]ngr.] [1913 Webster] 1. One of the two anterior limbs of a bird, pterodactyl, or bat. They correspond to the arms of man, and are usually modified for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the wing — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. In the air; while flying. * /The duck flew away, but John shot it on the wing./ 2. {informal} In constant motion; always very busy. * /Susan was on the wing doing things to get ready for her trip./ * /Mr. Jones had a busy …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the wing — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. In the air; while flying. * /The duck flew away, but John shot it on the wing./ 2. {informal} In constant motion; always very busy. * /Susan was on the wing doing things to get ready for her trip./ * /Mr. Jones had a busy …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • On the wing — On On ([o^]n), prep. [OE. on, an, o, a, AS. on, an; akin to D. aan, OS. & G. an, OHG. ana, Icel. [=a], Sw. [*a], Goth. ana, Russ. na, L. an , in anhelare to pant, Gr. ana , Zend ana. [root]195. Cf. {A }, 1, {Ana }, {Anon}.] The general… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the wing — phrasal 1. in flight ; flying 2. in motion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pigs on the Wing — Song infobox Name = Pigs on the Wing Artist = Pink Floyd Album = Animals Released = January 23 1977 (UK) February 2 1977 (US) Recorded = November 1976 Genre = Folk rock Length = 1:25 (Each) 2:50 (Put together) Writer = Roger Waters Label =… …   Wikipedia

  • Lord of the Wing — Jimmy Johnstone: Lord of the Wing is a 2004 documentary narrated by Scottish comedian Billy Connolly, on the career of Jimmy Jinky Johnstone, a Celtic FC and Scottish footballer in the 1960s and 70s and voted Celtic s greatest ever player by the… …   Wikipedia

  • bird-on-the-wing — ird on the wing n. a common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America ({Polygala paucifolia}), having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy purple flowers with winged sepals. Syn: flowering wintergreen, gaywings, gay wings, fringed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat the wing — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wing Chun — A wing chun front kick (right) against a turning kick. This illustrates the principles of centerline and simultaneous attack and defence. Also known as Wing Tsun, Ving Tsun Focus Striking, Trapping …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.