What does WINE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wine, vinonoun

    fermented juice (of grapes especially)

  2. wine, wine-colored, wine-colouredverb

    a red as dark as red wine

  3. wineverb

    drink wine

  4. wineverb

    treat to wine

    "Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for a week"


  1. winenoun


    Etymology: From winiz, from wen-. Cognate with Old High German wini, Old Norse vinr (Danish ven, Swedish vän, Norwegian ven/venn), Old Saxon wini. Related to Old English wynn, wenian. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin venus, wenja- (Old Irish fine, Breton gwenn, Welsh gwen).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Winenoun

    the expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment

    Etymology: [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel. vn; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, , and E. withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]

  2. Winenoun

    a liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as, currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine

    Etymology: [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel. vn; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, , and E. withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]

  3. Winenoun

    the effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication

    Etymology: [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel. vn; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, , and E. withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wine

    wīn, n. the fermented juice of the grape: a liquor made from other fruits: (fig.) intoxication: a wine-drinking, a wine-party.—ns. Wine′-bag, a wine-skin: a tippler; Wine′-bibb′er, a bibber or drinker of wine: a drunkard; Wine′-bibb′ing; Wine′-bis′cuit, a sweet biscuit intended to be served with wine; Wine′-cask, a cask for holding wine; Wine′-cell′ar, a cellar for storing wine.—adj. Wine′-col′oured, of the colour of red wine.—ns. Wine′-cool′er, a receptacle for cooling wine in bottles about to be served at table; Wine′-fat, the vat receiving the liquor from a wine-press; Wine′-glass, a small glass used in drinking wine; Wine′-glass′ful; Wine′-grow′er, one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine; Wine′-meas′ure, an old English liquid measure, its gallon 56 of the gallon in beer-measure, containing 231 cubic inches—the standard United States gallon; Wine′-mer′chant, a merchant who deals in wine, esp. at wholesale; Wine′-par′ty, a drinking-party; Wine′-press, a machine in which grapes are pressed in the manufacture of wine; Wine′-skin, a skin for holding wine; Wine′-stone, crude argol; Wine′-tāst′er, one whose business it is to sample wines; Wine′-vault, a vaulted wine-cellar: (pl.) a place where wine is tasted or drunk.—Adam's wine, water; Rhine, Rhenish, wine, wine produced on the banks of the Rhine, esp. hock; Spirit of wine, alcohol; White wine, Chablis, Sauterne, the wines of Germany—formerly Madeira and sherry. [A.S. wín; Goth, wein, Ger. wein; all from L. vinum; cog. with Gr. oinos.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. wine

    An infallible antidote to commonsense and seriousness; an excuse for deeds otherwise unforgivable.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Wine

    Fermented juice of fresh grapes or of other fruit or plant products used as a beverage.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'WINE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1669

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    Rank popularity for the word 'WINE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1676

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'WINE' in Nouns Frequency: #639

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WINE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WINE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of WINE in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    No nation was ever drunk when wine was cheap.

  2. Michel Flamant:

    Last week, I returned to the bakery at 1030, 11 at night as usual and discovered that Jerome had set up a bar of sorts with wine and beer, and all his homeless friends in the oven room. I told him this was not part of the deal, tempers rose and he started insulting me, so I told him to pack his bags and go.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    With Age comes the Experience and Expertise. Most importantly, it empowers one with a clear vision to see through the hour glass of life, as more sand has already escaped through it with time. Like an early morning dream, life becomes brighter, clearer, and much less mysterious the longer one lives. It's also the wonderful phase of crisp creativity and innovative inventions, in my view, because even the crooked paths start to appear straighter the longer one travels on those. Just like wine, even people mature with age, and offer their best to the world, more so than ever before. Cheers to Age, and exceptional Experience that comes with it!

  4. Johnny Wowk:

    When it comes to wine, the redder the better.

  5. Judith Flanders:

    The names of the pubs stank. The names of the pubs were dreadful, (They) sounded like cheap 1990s wine bars. We really worked on the names of the pubs (from a published list of names from the 1850s).

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