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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grapevine, pipeline, word of mouthnoun

    gossip spread by spoken communication

    "the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth"

  2. grape, grapevine, grape vinenoun

    any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries


  1. grapevinenoun

    The plant, a vine of genus Vitis, on which grapes grow

    Although many grape vines have geographical names, those rarely reflect their real origin, if known at all

  2. grapevinenoun

    A rumor

  3. grapevinenoun

    An informal person-to-person means of circulating information or gossip.

    I heard through the grapevine that Jim will be leaving soon.

  4. grapevinenoun

    A move in which the feet are alternately placed in front of each other, while both remaining on the ice or ground, incorporating half-turns.


  1. grapevine

    Vitis (grapevine) is a genus of 79 accepted species of vining plants in the flowering plant family Vitaceae. The genus is made up of species predominantly from the Northern Hemisphere. It is economically important as the source of grapes, both for direct consumption of the fruit and for fermentation to produce wine. The study and cultivation of grapevines is called viticulture. Most cultivated Vitis varieties are wind-pollinated with hermaphroditic flowers containing both male and female reproductive structures, while wild species are dieceous. These flowers are grouped in bunches called inflorescences. In many species, such as Vitis vinifera, each successfully pollinated flower becomes a grape berry with the inflorescence turning into a cluster of grapes. While the flowers of the grapevines are usually very small, the berries are often large and brightly colored with sweet flavors that attract birds and other animals to disperse the seeds contained within the berries.Grapevines usually only produce fruit on shoots that came from buds that were developed during the previous growing season. In viticulture, this is one of the principles behind pruning the previous year's growth (or "One year old wood") that includes shoots that have turned hard and woody during the winter (after harvest in commercial viticulture). These vines will be pruned either into a cane which will support 8 to 15 buds or to a smaller spur which holds 2 to 3 buds.


  1. grapevine

    A grapevine typically refers to two things: 1) A type of vine or climbing plant on which grapes grow. This is commonly seen in vineyards for wine production. 2) Informally, it's also used as a term for rumors or unverified information that is passed informally from person to person, often word of mouth within an organization or community. The saying "heard it through the grapevine" refers to this usage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grapevinenoun

    a vine or climbing shrub, of the genus Vitis, having small green flowers and lobed leaves, and bearing the fruit called grapes


  1. Grapevine

    Grapevine is a city in northeast Tarrant County, Texas, United States located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census the city population was 46,334. The city's moniker is derived from the native grapes prevalent in the area. In recent years several wineries have opened in Grapevine, and the city has been very active in maintaining its historic downtown corridor. The city is adjacent to Grapevine Lake, a large reservoir impounded by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1952 and serves as both a source of water and recreational area. Part of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located within Grapevine city limits, the largest portion of any municipality bordering the facility. In 2007 CNNMoney.com rated Grapevine as one of "America's Best Places to Live."

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Grapevine is ranked #143149 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Grapevine surname appeared 116 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Grapevine.

    96.5% or 112 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grapevine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grapevine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of grapevine in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Baron:

    We now know the full genome of the grapevine, and we can actually see which genes are turned on and off by inducing water stress at different phases in the growth cycle of the plant, we’ve developed a team of people who really believe in the scientific method and use it every day, so our knowledge base just keeps increasing.

  2. Stetson Clark:

    Because of his extreme views, I ask that a full review of Mr. Whitfield's tenure in Grapevine Colleyville Independent School District be examined and that his contract be terminated effective immediately.

  3. Lynda Carter:

    Who you are going to tell except your girlfriends and your circle of friends? You’d say or hear, ‘Stay away from that guy.’ ‘Watch out for this casting director.’ And so you would hear it from other people, other people would hear it from other people. ‘Watch out for so and so.’ That’s how you protected yourself: through the grapevine.

  4. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Reliance share is most likely to fall within the last 1 hour today and may close around Rs.2450 as per market grapevine. So obviously all shares mostly Govt share likeSAIL, NALCO, BOI, GAIL. BHEL. IRCON ONGC ETC will fall more panicingly. Retail investors have this drama everyday that opening in green and closing market in red

  5. Charles Faddis:

    We heard through the grapevine that these things were being done.

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