pine for

Definition of pine for

  1. :  to feel very sad because one wants (something) or because one is not with (someone) She was pining for the old days. He's pining for his college sweetheart.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  any of a genus (Pinus of the family Pinaceae, the pine family) of coniferous evergreen trees that have slender elongated needles and include some valuable timber trees and ornamentals

    :  the straight-grained white or yellow usually durable and resinous wood of a pine varying from extreme softness in the white pine to hardness in the longleaf pine

    :  any of various Australian coniferous trees (as of the genera Callitris or Araucaria)

  1. :  to lose vigor, health, or flesh (as through grief) :  languish

    :  to yearn intensely and persistently especially for something unattainable

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