1 of 3

noun (1)

plural -s


2 of 3

noun (2)

plural -s
: one that pines
specifically : an animal that suffers from pine


3 of 3

noun (3)

plural -s
: a pine-forest lumberman

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English pynour, from Middle Dutch piner, from pinen to punish, suffer pain, work hard, from pine punishment, torment, from Latin poena

Noun (2)

pine entry 2 + -er

Noun (3)

pine entry 3 + -er

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“Piner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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