wing
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wing(
wihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal anatomy)
a. el ala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bird spread its wings and flew off.El pájaro extendió las alas y salió volando.
2. (aviation)
a. el ala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was a problem with the wing, so we had to land.Había un problema con el ala, así que tuvimos que aterrizar.
3. (architecture)
a. el ala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cafeteria is in the east wing of the hospital.La cafetería está en el ala oriental de la hospital.
4. (politics)
a. el ala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She says she is a conservative, but her opinions are very left-wing.Dice que es una conservadora pero sus opiniones son del ala izquierda.
5. (automobile) (United Kingdom)
a. la aleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She crashed into the wing of the car in front of her.Chocó con la aleta del carro enfrente de ella.
6. (sports)
a. el extremo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He's got the ball and he's out on the wing... GOAL!!!Tiene la pelota, está en el extremo... ¡¡¡GOL!!!
b. el ala
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la ala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My brother is a wing on the hockey team.Mi hermano juega de ala en el equipo de hockey.
c. el alero
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la alero
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In this play, the wings are going to move across the field towards the goal.En esta jugada, los aleros van a atravesar el campo hacia el arco.
7. (part of chair)
a. la oreja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bride was seated, and the groom stood next to the wing of her easy chair.La novia estaba sentada, y el novio se quedó al lado de la oreja de su butaca.
8. (theater)
a. el bastidor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The dancers were waiting for their entrance in the wings.Los bailarines esperaban su entrada en los bastidores.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9. (to injure)
a. herir en el ala (animal)
The cat winged the swallow as it flew from the bush.El gato hirió la golondrina en el ala cuando esta voló del arbusto.
b. herir en el brazo (person)
The bullet winged the soldier's arm.La bala hirió al soldado en el brazo.
10. (to improvise)
a. improvisar
I don't know all the lyrics of the song, but I can wing it.No me sé toda la letra de la canción, pero puedo improvisar.
11. (to travel)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
At 5 pm we'll be winging our way to Moscow.A las 5 pm estaremos de camino a Moscú.
The eagle was winging its way toward the mountain.El águila volaba hacia la montaña.
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wing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of bird, plane)
a. la ala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
to take somebody under one's wingponer a alguien bajo la propia tutela, apadrinar a alguien
3. (fig)
a.
to spread or stretch one's wingsremontar el vuelo, echarse al ruedo
wing nutpalomilla f
4. (of car) (United Kingdom)
a. la aleta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
wing mirror(espejo m) retrovisor lateral
5. (of building, hospital)
a. la ala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
6. (in soccer, rugby; area)
a. la banda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
7. (player)
a. el extremo mf, lateral
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
la extremo mf, lateral
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
wing forwardala m delantero
8. (in theater)
a.
the wingslos bastidores
to be waiting in the wingsesperar entre bastidores
9. (politics)
a.
the left/right wingla izquierda/derecha
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
10. (injure; bird)
a. herir en el ala
11. (person)
a. herir en el brazo
12. (colloquial)
a. (improvise)
to wing itimprovisar
13. (fly; bird)
a.
to wing its way towardvolar hacia
14. (fig)
a.
my report should be winging its way toward youmi informe or
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wing [wɪŋ]
noun
1 [of bird] ala (f)
the bird spread its wings el pájaro extendió las alas
to be on the wing estar volando
to shoot a bird on the wing matar un pájaro al vuelo; on the wings of fantasy en alas de la fantasía
to take wing irse volando; alzar el vuelo
to clip sb's wings cortar las alas a algn
to do sth on a wing and a prayer hacer algo con Dios y ayuda
to stretch or spread one's wings empezar a volar
to take sb under one's wing dar amparo a algn; tomar a algn bajo su protección
2 [of chair] orejera (f); oreja (f)
3 (Dep) (position) extremo (m); ala (f); (player) extremoaextrema (m) (f);a extrema aleroaalera (m) (f);a alera
4 (Archit) ala (f)
the east/west wing el ala este/oeste
5 (section) ala (f)
the left wing of the party el ala izquierda del partido
6 (Britain) (Aut) aleta (f)
7 wings (Teat) bastidores (m)
to be waiting in the wings esperar entre bastidores
transitive verb
1
to wing one's way: soon they were airborne and winging their way south poco tiempo después iban (transportados) por aire en dirección sur
your prize will soon be winging its way to you
2 (wound) [+bird] tocar en el ala; herir en el ala; [+person] herir en el brazo/hombro
He was winged by a sniper
3
to wing it (Teat) also improvisar sobre la marcha
He doesn't come to the studio with the songs ready to record. He just likes to wing it and see where the spirit takes him Usually, I would try to wing it: ask them whether they thought the minister had done well and see if I could guess which party they were from The firm didn't have the 10 years it would take to see if the government of Romania really was a safe investment, and so they winged it and hoped nobody would notice
modifier
wing case (n) (Zool) élitro (m)
wing chair (n) butaca (f) de orejas; butaca (f) orejera
wing collar (n) cuello (m) de puntas
wing commander (n) teniente (m) coronel de aviación
wing mirror (n) retrovisor (m)
wing nut (n) tuerca (f) mariposa
wing tip (n) punta (f) del ala
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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