What does vintage mean?

Definitions for vintage
ˈvɪn tɪdʒvin·tage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vintagenoun

    a season's yield of wine from a vineyard

  2. vintage, time of originnoun

    the oldness of wines


  1. vintagenoun

    The yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season

  2. vintagenoun

    Wine, especially high-quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin

  3. vintagenoun

    The harvesting of a grape crop and the initial pressing of juice for winemaking

  4. vintagenoun

    The year or place in which something is produced

  5. vintageverb

    To harvest (grapes).

  6. vintageverb

    To make (wine) from grapes.

  7. vintageadjective

    of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage

  8. vintageadjective

    having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.)

  9. vintageadjective

    of a motor car built between the years 1919 and 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).

  10. Etymology: From Anglo-Norman vintage, from vendage, (cognate with French vendange), from vindemia, from vinum + demo, from de + emo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vintagenoun

    the produce of the vine for one season, in grapes or in wine; as, the vintage is abundant; the vintage of 1840

  2. Vintagenoun

    the act or time of gathering the crop of grapes, or making the wine for a season

  3. Etymology: [Corrupted by influence of vintner, vintry, from OE. vindage, vendage, for vendange, OF. vendenge, F. vendange, from L. vindemia; vinum wine, grapes + demere to take off; de + emere, originally, to take. See Wine, Redeem, and cf. Vindemial.]


  1. Vintage

    Vintage, in winemaking, is the process of picking grapes and creating the finished product. A vintage wine is one made from grapes that were all, or primarily, grown and harvested in a single specified year. In certain wines, it can denote quality, as in Port wine, where Port houses make and declare vintage Port in their best years. From this tradition, a common, though incorrect, usage applies the term to any wine that is perceived to be particularly old or of a particularly high quality. Most countries allow a vintage wine to include a portion of wine that is not from the year denoted on the label. In Chile and South Africa, the requirement is 75% same-year content for vintage-dated wine. In Australia, New Zealand, and the member states of the European Union, the requirement is 85%. In the United States, the requirement is 85%, unless the wine is designated with an AVA, in which case it is 95%. Technically, the 85% rule in the United States applies equally to imports, but there are obvious difficulties in enforcing the regulation. The opposite of a vintage wine is a nonvintage wine, which is usually a blend from the produce of two or more years. This is a common practice for winemakers seeking a consistent style of wine, year on year.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vintage

    vin′tāj, n. the gathering of grapes: the yearly produce of grapes: the time of grape-gathering: wine.—n. Vin′tāger. [Fr. vendange—L. vindemiavinum, wine, grapes, demĕre, to remove—de, out of or away, emĕre, to take.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vintage in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vintage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of vintage in a Sentence

  1. John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath:

    In the hearts and minds of the people, the grapes of wrath were growing heavy for the vintage.

  2. Filippo Pignatti Morano:

    There is a big demand for vintage cars because they are tangible assets that are in limited supply.

  3. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images:

    You just have to keep an open mind and be open to shopping for things out of season, i purchased a vintage 1992 Elvira life-sized cutout for our store window from a garage sale back in July.

  4. Alberto Hernandez:

    He'll come, take a ride in a vintage car and smoke a cigar - then he's gone.

  5. Robert Parker:

    I think they have to go 30 percent down in prices, the Bordelais have been slow to realize it's a global marketplace now ... I think they have to be real smart and look at the big picture when they price this new vintage.

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