What does whine mean?

Definitions for whine
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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

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Whine(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Whine(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. James Abbott McNeill Whistler:

    Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the ameteur for three, or the cry of the critc for five. (from Whistler vs. Ruskin, 1878)

  2. Joan Didion:

    When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a pragmatic necessity for us to have it, but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen, and then is when the thin whine of hysteria is heard in the land, and then is when we are in bad trouble.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    All good things in life will come to you, as our Swedish friends say, if you: Fear less, Hope more; Whine less, Breathe more; Talk less, Say more; Hate less, Love more. And all good things are yours!

  4. Larry Sabato:

    Maybe he gets on TV to whine about the debate, but he uses the rest of the time to say, 'Here's what I stand for,' then suddenly people start paying attention. Democratic activists will actually know who he is.

  5. Richard Dawkins:

    We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?

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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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