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vintage

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noun vin·tage \ˈvin-tij\

Simple Definition of vintage

  • : the grapes or wine produced during one season

  • : a period in which something was made or was begun

Full Definition of vintage

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  the act or time of harvesting grapes or making wine

  3. 3 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

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vintage

adjective vin·tage

Simple Definition of 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

  1. 1 of wine :  of, relating to, or produced in a particular vintage

  2. 2 :  of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality :  classic

  3. 3 a :  dating from the past :  old b :  outmoded, old-fashioned

  4. 4 :  of the best and most characteristic —used with a proper noun <vintage Shaw: a wise and winning comedy — Time>


VINTAGE Defined for Kids

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vintage

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noun vin·tage \ˈvin-tij\

Definition of vintage

  1. 1 :  the grapes grown or wine made during one season

  2. 2 :  the time when something started or was made <He uses slang of recent vintage.>




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vintage

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adjective vin·tage

Definition of vintage

  1. 1 :  produced in a particular year <a vintage wine>

  2. 2 :  of old and continuing interest, importance, or quality <vintage cars>





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