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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vinenoun

    a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface


  1. vinenoun

    the climbing plant that produces grapes

  2. vinenoun

    any plant of the genus Vitis

  3. vinenoun

    by extension, any similar climbing or trailing plant

  4. Etymology: vigne, from vinea


  1. VINE

    Vinelink.com (VINE) is a national website in the United States that allows victims of crime, and the general public, to track the movements of prisoners held by the various states and territories. The first four letters in the websites name, "vine", are an acronym for "Victim Information and Notification Everyday". Vinelink.com displays information, based on the information provided by the various states' departments of correction and other law enforcement agencies, on whether an inmate is in custody, has been released, has been granted parole or probation, or has escaped from custody. In some cases, the website will reveal whether a defendant has been granted parole or probation, but then subsequently violated conditions of their release and become a fugitive. Information provided on Vinelink.com represents metadata, in that the website lists a defendant's custody status; but does not list what the individual is charged with, their criminal history, or the amount of their bail, if applicable. Internet users accessing the Vinelink.com website choose from a map of states and provinces within the United States where they wish to perform a search for an inmate. The user may then search for an individual using the inmate's or parolee's name, or by entering the inmate's specific department of corrections inmate number, if known. When the inmate's custody status changes, users who have registered to be notified of such changes will be notified via email, phone or both. This information is currently released upon request, without the website requesting reasons for the users search or requiring payment, as public records available to the general public. Inmate information is available for most states, and for Puerto Rico, on the website. The states of Arizona, Georgia, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire and West Virginia provide very limited information on the site. The states of Maine and South Dakota do not participate in the VINE system. The website does not provide data on prisoners detained by the Federal Bureau of Prisons which has its own inmate locator web site nor for inmates of the U.S. military prisons.


  1. vine

    A vine is a type of plant that typically grows in a trailing or a climbing manner, along with the ground or up other supporting structures. They usually have a thinner stem and use either tendrils, suckers, or other means to attach themselves to these structures. Some common examples include grape, ivy, and climbing rose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vinenoun

    any woody climbing plant which bears grapes

  2. Vinenoun

    hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper; as, the hop vine; the bean vine; the vines of melons, squashes, pumpkins, and other cucurbitaceous plants

  3. Etymology: [F. vigne, L. vinea a vineyard, vine from vineus of or belonging to wine, vinum wine, grapes. See Wine, and cf. Vignette.]


  1. Vine

    A vine in the narrowest sense is the grapevine, but more generally it can refer to any plant with a growth habit of trailing or scandent, that is to say climbing, stems or runners. The word also can refer to such stems or runners themselves, for instance when used in wicker work. In the United Kingdom, the term "vine" applies almost exclusively to the grapevine. The term "climber" is used for all climbing plants.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vine

    vīn, n. the plant from which wine is made: the woody climbing plant that produces grapes: (hort.) a climbing or trailing plant, or its stem.—adj. Vīnā′ceous, belonging to wine or grapes: wine-coloured.—ns. Vī′nāge, the addition of spirit to wine to enable it to stand transportation; Vīnā′lia, a wine festival in honour of Jupiter, celebrated on 23d April.—adjs. Vīnā′rian, relating to wine; Vine′-clad, covered with vines.—ns. Vine′-cul′ture (same as Viticulture); Vine′-curcu′lio, a small reddish curculio producing galls on the stems of grape-vines; Vine′-disease′, a disease affecting the vine; Vine′-dress′er, one who dresses or trims and cultivates vines; Vine′-fret′ter, a small insect that infests vines; Vine′-gall, a gall made on the stem of the vine by a vine-curculio; Vine′-land, land on which vines are grown; Vī′nery, a hot-house for rearing vines; Vineyard (vin′yard), a plantation of grape vines.—adj. Vī′nic, pertaining to, or derived from, wine.—ns. Vin′iculture, the cultivation of the vine; Vin′icultūrist; Vin′-ordinaire′, common wine: cheap wine mixed with water, commonly drunk in France and the south of Europe.—adjs. Vī′nose, Vī′nous, pertaining to wine: wine-coloured: caused by wine.—n. Vinos′ity, state or quality of being vinous.—adj. Vī′ny, pertaining to or producing vines.—Dwell under one's vine and fig-tree, to live at peace on one's own land. [O. Fr.,—L. vinea, a vine—vinum; Gr. oinos, wine.]


  1. Vine

    Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.

Editors Contribution

  1. vine

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    Examples of vine include the grapevine, ivy, grape and Japanese honeysuckle.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2016  

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  1. VINE

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. VINE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Vine is ranked #13267 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Vine surname appeared 2,299 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Vine.

    83.6% or 1,924 total occurrences were White.
    10% or 230 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 79 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 41 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of vine in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Aelius Aurelius:

    We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.

  2. Doris Meissner:

    The refugee resettlement agency infrastructure in United States is absolutely starving for resources and for skilled staff, because it was allowed to wither on the vine during the last four years.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    Listen, can you hear it Spring's sweet cantata. The strains of grass pushing through the snow. The song of buds swelling on the vine. The tender timpani of a baby robin's heart. Spring.

  4. Chris Bryant:

    When Vine first came out, I was instantly hooked. The simplicity and just the sheer ease of creating fun content on your phone with a few taps was a big deal, i know it's hard to live up to the original, but my expectations are high.

  5. Omar Khayyám:

    You know, my friends, with what a brave carouse I made a Second Marriage in my house; favored old barren reason from my bed, and took the daughter of the vine to spouse.

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