noun vin·tage \ˈvin-tij\

: the grapes or wine produced during one season

: a period in which something was made or was begun

Full Definition of VINTAGE

a (1) :  a season's yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard (2) :  wine; especially :  a usually superior wine all or most of which comes from a single year
b :  a collection of contemporaneous and similar persons or things :  crop
:  the act or time of harvesting grapes or making wine
a :  a period of origin or manufacture <a piano of 1845 vintage>
b :  length of existence :  age

Examples of VINTAGE

  1. a piano of 1845 vintage

Origin of VINTAGE

Middle English, probably alteration of vendage, from Anglo-French vendage, vendenge, from Latin vindemia grape-gathering, vintage, from vinum wine, grapes + demere to take off, from de- + emere to take — more at wine, redeem
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with VINTAGE



—used to describe a wine usually of high quality that was produced in a particular year which is identified on the bottle

—used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc.

—used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.

Full Definition of VINTAGE

of wine :  of, relating to, or produced in a particular vintage
:  of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality :  classic
a :  dating from the past :  old
b :  outmoded, old-fashioned
:  of the best and most characteristic —used with a proper noun <vintage Shaw: a wise and winning comedy — Time>

Examples of VINTAGE

  1. <the designer's bracelets and necklaces have the vintage look of jewelry from the 1920s>

First Known Use of VINTAGE


Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail


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