What does pine mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pine, pine tree, true pine(noun)

    a coniferous tree

  2. pine(verb)

    straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus

  3. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish(verb)

    have a desire for something or someone who is not present

    "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pine(noun)

    woe; torment; pain

  2. Pine

    to inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict

  3. Pine

    to grieve or mourn for

  4. Pine(verb)

    to suffer; to be afflicted

  5. Pine(verb)

    to languish; to lose flesh or wear away, under any distress or anexiety of mind; to droop; -- often used with away

  6. Pine(verb)

    to languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; -- usually followed by for

  7. Pine(noun)

    any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See Pinus

  8. Pine(noun)

    the wood of the pine tree

  9. Pine(noun)

    a pineapple

  10. Origin: [AS. pnan to torment, fr. pn torment. See 1st Pine, Pain, n. & v.]


  1. Pine

    Pines are trees in the genus Pinus, in the family Pinaceae. They are the only genus in the subfamily Pinoideae. There are about 115 species of pine, although different authorities accept between 105 and 125 species.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pine

    pīn, n. a northern cone-bearing, evergreen, resinous tree, furnishing valuable timber.—adj. Pin′eal.—ns. Pin′eal-gland, a rounded body about the size of a pea, of a slightly yellowish colour, situated upon the anterior pair of corpora quadrigemina, and connected with the optic thalami by two strands of nerve fibres termed its peduncles; Pine′-app′le, a tropical plant, and its fruit, shaped like a pine-cone; Pine′-barr′en, a level sandy tract growing pines; Pine′-chā′fer, a beetle which eats pine-leaves.—adjs. Pine′-clad, Pine′-crowned, clad or crowned with pine-trees.—ns. Pine′-cone, the cone or strobilus of a pine-tree; Pine′-finch, a small fringilline bird of North America; Pine′-house, a pinery; Pine′-need′le, the circular leaf of the pine-tree; Pine′-oil, an oil obtained from the resinous exudations of pine and fir trees; Pin′ery, a place where pine-apples are raised: a pine forest; Pinē′tum, a plantation of pine-trees: a collection of pine-trees for ornamental purposes; Pine′-wood, a wood of pine-trees: pine timber; Pine′-wool, a fibrous substance prepared from the leaves of the pine, and used for flannels, hosiery, and blankets in hospitals.—adjs. Pī′nic, pertaining to, or obtained from, the pine: noting an acid consisting of the portion of common resin soluble in cold alcohol; Pinic′oline, inhabiting pine-woods; Pī′ny, Pī′ney, abounding in pine-trees.—Pine-tree money, silver money coined at Boston in the 17th century, and so called from the coins bearing the rude figure of a pine-tree on one side. [A.S. pín,—L. pīnus (for pic-nus),—pix, picis, pitch.]

  2. Pine

    pīn, v.i. to waste away under pain or mental distress: to languish with longing.—v.t. to grieve for: to bewail.—n. wasting pain: weary suffering.—Done to pine, starved to death. [A.S. pínian, to torment—L. pœna, punishment.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'pine' in Nouns Frequency: #2720


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pine in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Portuguese proverb:

    Eucalyptus trees are for us, pine trees for our children, and cork trees are for our grandchildren

  2. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    We look before and after, And pine for what is not Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

  3. Tim Morgan:

    John Wilkes Booth Booth stayed nearby in a pine thicket, they were helped by the Confederate underground. He learned here that his act was almost universally condemned.

  4. Edward Kwon:

    Usually in Korea it's served with pine nuts, and julienned, but I changed the way it looked on the plate. But when you dig in, it's yukhoe. It's just shaped differently.

  5. Muhammad Waseem:

    Those (initial) geysers saved seven mature pine trees from felling within one year of their installation, for the project team, it was highly stunning result and a strong reason to upscale the initiative.

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