What does whine mean?

Definitions for whine
ʰwaɪn, waɪnwhine

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word whine.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. whimper, whine(verb)

    a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way

  2. whine(verb)

    move with a whining sound

    "The bullets were whining past us"

  3. snivel, whine(verb)

    talk in a tearful manner

  4. whine, squeak, screech, creak, screak, skreak(verb)

    make a high-pitched, screeching noise

    "The door creaked when I opened it slowly"; "My car engine makes a whining noise"

  5. whine, grizzle, yammer, yawp(verb)

    complain whiningly


  1. whine(Noun)

    a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound

  2. whine(Noun)

    a complaint or criticism

  3. whine(Verb)

    to utter a whine

    The jet engines whined at take off.

  4. whine(Verb)

    to complain or protest in a childish manner or about trivial things

    Kelly Queen was whining that the boss made him put on his tie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whine(verb)

    to utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress, or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely

  2. Whine(verb)

    to utter or express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way; as, to whine out an excuse

  3. Whine(noun)

    a plaintive tone; the nasal, childish tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint

  4. Origin: [OE. whinen, AS. hwnan to make a whistling, whizzing sound; akin to Icel. hvna, Sw. hvina, Dan. hvine, and probably to G. wiehern to neigh, OHG. wihn, hweijn; perhaps of imitative origin. Cf. Whinny, v. i.]


  1. Whine

    Whine is an album by Scorn, originally released in 1997 on Invisible Records in the United States, and KK Records in Europe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whine

    hwīn, v.i. to utter a plaintive, shrill cry: to complain in an unmanly way.—n. a plaintive cry: an affected nasal tone of complaint.—ns. Whī′ner; Whī′ning.—adv. Whī′ningly. [A.S. hwínan, to whine; Ice. hvína.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whine in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of whine in a Sentence

  1. Swedish Proverb:

    Fear less, hope more Whine less, breathe more

  2. Lowman Henry:

    All we've noticed is a bunch of whining about it, our response is : They whine, we win.

  3. Anthony D'Angelo:

    Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.

  4. James McNeill Whistler:

    Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.

  5. "Swedish Proverb":

    Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.

Images & Illustrations of whine

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  • kňouratCzech
  • hvine, hvinDanish
  • jaulen, jammern, quengeln, Gejammer, heulenGerman
  • gimoteo, gimotear, lloriquear, zumbar, lloriqueoSpanish
  • فغان, نالیدن, نق زدن, نالهPersian
  • vikistä, vinkua, kitistä, ujeltaa, ulvonta, uikuttaaFinnish
  • pleurnicherie, couiner, pleurnicher, geindreFrench
  • cuachIrish
  • vinnyog, siránkozikHungarian
  • lagna, frigno, uggiolio, sibilare, piagnucolare, piagnisteo, sibilo, piagnucolioItalian
  • ueneMāori
  • zeuren, huilen, jammerenDutch
  • hvin, hvine, hyle, jamre, hyl, sutre, syteNorwegian
  • reclamar, birraPortuguese
  • вой, выть, скулить, завывать, плакатьсяRussian
  • inilti, inleyiş, inleme, sızlanma, inlemekTurkish

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