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, whineverb

    a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way

  2. whineverb

    move with a whining sound

    "The bullets were whining past us"

  3. snivel, whineverb

    talk in a tearful manner

  4. whine, squeak, screech, creak, screak, skreakverb

    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, yawpverb

    complain whiningly

Wiktionary

  1. whinenoun

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

  2. whinenoun

    a complaint or criticism

  3. whineverb

    to utter a whine

    The jet engines whined at take off.

  4. whineverb

    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. Whineverb

    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. Whineverb

    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. Whinenoun

    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. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Wine will make you whine all the day long.

  2. 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.

  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. 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. Thomas Tusser:

    For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine, For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine, For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve, For the next matrons or drudges they serve, For the next doth crave a staff for a stay, For the next a bier to fetch them away.

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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
  • สะอื้นThai
  • inilti, inleyiş, inleme, sızlanma, inlemekTurkish

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