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1wine

noun, often attributive \ˈwīn\

: an alcoholic drink made from the juice of grapes

: an alcoholic drink made from plants or fruits other than grapes

: a dark reddish-purple color

Full Definition of WINE

1
a :  the alcoholic fermented juice of fresh grapes used as a beverage
b :  wine or a substitute used in Christian communion services
2
:  the alcoholic usually fermented juice of a plant product (as a fruit) used as a beverage <blackberry wine>
3
:  something that invigorates or intoxicates
4
:  a dark red

Examples of WINE

  1. apple, blueberry, and other fruit wines

Origin of WINE

Middle English win, from Old English wīn; akin to Old High German wīn wine; both ultimately from Latin vinum wine, perhaps of non-IE origin; akin to the source of Greek oinos wine
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

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

2wine

verb
winedwin·ing

Definition of WINE

intransitive verb
:  to drink wine
transitive verb
:  to give wine to <wined and dined his friends>

First Known Use of WINE

1829

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail
WINING Defined for Kids

wine

noun \ˈwīn\

Definition of WINE for Kids

1
:  an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of grapes
2
:  an alcoholic beverage made from the usually fermented juice of fruits (as peaches) other than grapes
Medical Dictionary

wine

noun \ˈwīn\

Medical Definition of WINE

1
:  fermented grape juice containing varying percentages of alcohol together with ethers and esters that give it bouquet and flavor
2
:  a pharmaceutical preparation using wine as a vehicle

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