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tine

noun \ ˈtīn \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of tine

1 : a slender pointed projecting part : prong
2 : a pointed branch of an antler

tined

play \ˈtīnd\ adjective

Examples of tine in a Sentence

  1. One of the fork's tines was bent.

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Origin and Etymology of tine

Middle English tind, from Old English; akin to Old High German zint point, tine


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tine

verb

Definition of tine

tined play \ˈtīnd\ or tint play \ˈtint\; tining play \ˈtī-niŋ\
transitive verb
dialectal British : lose
intransitive verb
dialectal British : to become lost

Origin and Etymology of tine

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse tȳna to lose, destroy, tjōn injury, loss — more at 2teen


TINE Defined for English Language Learners

tine

noun

Definition of tine for English Language Learners

  • : one of the thin, pointed parts on a fork


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