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

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But at the mostly alfresco Arabian Tea House Café, the courtyard buzzes at brunch, as huge platters of Arab mezes and breads hit tables shaded by vines, and women in abayas gossip over pots of mint tea. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "Andrew Zimmern's Back-Alley Tour of Dubai Dining," 18 Oct. 2018 The thin wooden planks are woven together with the hardy Japanese native kiwi vine and generously spaced for gaping views of the rushing river 45 feet below. Jamie Moore, USA TODAY, "The world’s 10 most amazing suspension bridges," 26 Apr. 2018 But the vines and weeds growing on the storage buildings threatened their structural integrity. Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, "Visiting Navy, Marines help restore World War II ammunition depots in Belle Chasse," 25 Apr. 2018 Here's how to keep pumpkins from rotting on the vine—as well as tips for how to keep a carved pumpkin from rotting around Halloween, too. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "How to Keep Pumpkins From Rotting and Ruining Everything You Love About Fall," 23 Aug. 2018 In a state that strictly enforces noncompete agreements, in contrast, job-switching might not be a practical option, causing the idea to wither on the vine. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Massachusetts gives workers new protections against noncompete clauses," 21 Aug. 2018 Arrange cherry tomatoes on the vine on a rimmed baking sheet. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chile-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella," 25 July 2018 One of the joys of the summer garden is slicing up a cucumber straight off the vine and savoring that first crisp, cool bite. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Growing Crisp Cucumbers," 12 July 2018 To make your leafy halo look straight from the jungle, add moss, feathers, stick-on pearls, and a little birdie friend (ours is named Henry) into the vines. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "5 Stunning DIY Halloween Crowns That Are Better Than a Costume," 20 Oct. 2017

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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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