vine

noun
\ ˈvīn \

Definition of vine 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground also : the stem of such a plant

b : any of various sprawling herbaceous plants (such as a tomato or potato) that lack specialized adaptations for climbing

vine

verb
vined; vining

Definition of vine (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to form or grow in the manner of a vine

Examples of vine in a Sentence

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The vines didn’t have to be a certain age to be called old, Mr. Bucklin said. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "How a Bottle Makes Its Way Onto a Wine List," 21 June 2018 Ayahuasca in the Quechua language means the vine of the soul — or death, depending on the translation — and it has been used for hundreds of years by indigenous communities throughout the Amazon basin, mostly in religious rituals. Fox News, "Psychedelic tourism thrives in Peru despite recent killing," 7 June 2018 Ayahuasca in the Quechua language means the vine of the soul — or death, depending on the translation — and it has been used for hundreds of years by indigenous communities throughout the Amazon basin, mostly in religious rituals. Washington Post, "Psychedelic tourism thrives in Peru despite recent killing," 7 June 2018 And humidity levels here are extremely low, which can overstress the vines. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "The rise of the Red Hills of Lake County," 1 June 2018 At the farm, customers can buy fresh produce from a stand as well as pick zucchinis and peppers off the vine or cut fresh kale. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Apopka 'market on a farm' teaches as it feeds local folks," 25 May 2018 To our left, the green vines climbed in dramatic steps—some of the stone walls are 20 feet high—up to bare rock and, eventually, the Savoy Alps. Ray Isle, Smithsonian, "Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spain," 23 May 2018 The stark landscape, intense sun and dry heat result in an austere and fiercely mineral wine, whose textural thrust seems to be a vinous version of the vines' stark surroundings. Patrick Comiskey, latimes.com, "Cool white wines from hot climates," 15 May 2018 Chickens strut up and down the rows, eating bugs and picking out weeds around the vines. Patricia Harris And David Lyon, BostonGlobe.com, "Beyond the falls: the delicious tastes of Niagara," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of vine

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vine

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French vigne, from Latin vinea vine, vineyard, from feminine of vineus of wine, from vinum wine — more at wine

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vine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vine

: a plant that has very long stems and that grows along the ground or up and around something (such as a wall or tree)

vine

noun
\ ˈvīn \

Kids Definition of vine

: a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground

Other words from vine

vinelike \-ˌlīk \ adjective

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