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wine definition

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This page has 15 definitions of wine in English and Middle English. Wine is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use wine in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: Wine, WINE, winę, and Wîne

English wine definition

A glass of red wine

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English wyn, win, from Old English wīn, from Proto-West Germanic *wīn, from Latin vīnum, from Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom (wine). Doublet of vine.

Noun

wine (countable and uncountable, plural wines)

  1. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting the juice of grapes.
    Wine is stronger than beer.
    She ordered some wine for the meal.
  2. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting the juice of fruits or vegetables other than grapes, usually preceded by the type of the fruit or vegetable; for example, "dandelion wine".
  3. (countable) A serving of wine.
    I'd like three beers and two wines, please.
  4. (uncountable) A dark purplish red colour; the colour of red wine.
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    Verb

    wine (third-person singular simple present wines, present participle wining, simple past and past participle wined)

    1. (transitive) To entertain with wine.
      • 1919, Lee Meriwether, The War Diary of a Diplomat, Dodd, Mead and Company, page 159:
        Neither Major Wadhams nor I is accustomed to being wined and dined by perfect strangers who do not even present themselves, but leave servants to do the honors, consequently to both of us our present situation smacks of romance and adventure;
    2. (intransitive) To drink wine.
      • 1839, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, The Clockmaker:
        I rushed into my cabin, coffeed, wined, and went to bed sobbing.
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    Etymology 2

    A variant of wind with simplification of the final consonant cluster; for the vowel quality, compare find, mind, rind.

    Noun

    wine (uncountable)

    1. (Britain dialect) Wind.
      • 1850, James Orchard Halliwell, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century:
        Vor voices rawze upon tha wine
      • 1869, James Jennings, The Dialect of the West of England, particularly Somersetshire:
        Aw how sholl I tell o’m—vor âll pirty maidens / When I pass’d ’em look’d back—ther smill rawze on tha wine.

    Middle English wine definition

    Etymology 1

    From Old English wine, from earlier wini.

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    Noun

    wine (plural wines or wine) (Early Middle English)

    1. friend
    2. relative
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    Etymology 2

    Verb

    wine

    1. Alternative form of wyn (wine)

    Etymology 3

    Verb

    wine

    1. Alternative form of winnen (to win)

    Etymology 4

    Noun

    wine

    1. Alternative form of vine (grapevine)

    Middle High German wine definition

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    From Old High German wini.

    Noun

    wine m

    1. friend

    Old English wine definition

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    From Proto-West Germanic *wini.

    Cognate with Old Frisian wine, Old Saxon wini, Old High German wini, Old Norse vinr. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin venus, Proto-Celtic *wenja- (Old Irish fine).

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    Noun

    wine m

    1. (poetic) friend

    Usage notes

    Used as a second element of many personal names. It could be appended to mythical creatures (Ælfwine "elf friend," Entwine "giant friend"), animals (Ēowine "horse friend," Earnwine "eagle friend," Seolhwine "seal friend," Lēowine "lion friend," Gōswine "goose friend," Eoforwine "boar friend," Wulfwine "wolf friend," Hundwine "dog friend"), inanimate objects (Seaxwine "knife friend," Goldwine "gold friend," Ealuwine "ale friend"), locations (Centwine "friend of Kent"), features of nature (Sǣwine "sea friend," Wealdwine "forest friend"), kinds of people (Wealhwine "friend of foreigners," Cnihtwine "friend of boys"), or abstract concepts (Mōdwine "mind friend"). It was also often used with adjectives, usually praising the owner of the name, as in Beorhtwine ("bright friend"), Ealdwine ("old friend"), and Dēorwine ("dear friend").

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    Unami wine definition

    Etymology

    • /win/: of snow, snowy
    • /e/: verb marker
    • /-w/: third person suffix

    Verb

    wine (inanimate intransitive)

    1. (inanimate, intransitive) it snows, it is snowing

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    • Rementer, Jim; Pearson, Bruce L. (2005) , “wine”, in Leneaux, Grant; Whritenour, Raymond, editors, The Lenape Talking Dictionary, The Lenape Language Preservation Project