Definitions for vinegarˈvɪn ɪ gər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vin•e•garˈvɪn ɪ gər(n.)
a sour liquid consisting of dilute and impure acetic acid, obtained by acetous fermentation from wine, cider, beer, or the like: used as a condiment, preservative, etc.
sour or irritable speech, manner, or countenance.
Origin of vinegar:
1250–1300; vinegre < OF, =vinwine+egre, aigre sour (see eager )
sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative
dilute acetic acid
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
vinegar(noun)ˈvɪn ɪ gər
a sour liquid used to preserve or flavor food
too much vinegar in the dressing
A sour liquid formed by the fermentation of alcohol used as a condiment or preservative; a dilute solution of acetic acid.
Any variety of vinegar.
a range of herb-flavoured vinegars
To season with vinegar.
Origin: Via and ; compare French vinaigre
a sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the like
hence, anything sour; -- used also metaphorically
to convert into vinegar; to make like vinegar; to render sour or sharp
Translations for vinegar
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sour liquid made from wine, beer etc, used in seasoning or preparing food
Mix some oil and vinegar as a dressing for the salad.
- vinagrePortuguese (BR)
- der EssigGerman
- 醋Chinese (Trad.)
- 醋Chinese (Simp.)
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