vine·​yard | \ ˈvin-yərd How to pronounce vineyard (audio) , British also -ˌyärd \

Definition of vineyard

1 : a planting of grapevines
2 : a sphere of activity : field of endeavor toilers in the vineyard of diplomacy— Daniel Schorr

Examples of vineyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On October 20, Pompeii’s archeological park will celebrate the annual harvest in the Foro Boario and welcome visitors into the vineyard. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 Each guest is assigned a guide who for about half an hour not only walks the visitor through the wines but out into the vineyard behind the tasting room and then through the barrel room. Mike Dunne,, 15 June 2020 Molin contracted with Arizona Stronghold to buy merlot grapes from its Bonita Springs vineyard in Willcox. Richard Ruelas, The Arizona Republic, 24 Mar. 2022 Jezebel plots and executes the murder of a man in order to take his vineyard, supports pagan worship contrary to God’s law, and routinely persecutes the prophet Elijah. Adam M. Carrington, National Review, 20 Mar. 2022 In 2014, the couple married on the grounds of the vineyard before divorcing two years later. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 18 Feb. 2022 According to the complaint, Tenute del Mondo's press release announcing its purchase of the share of the vineyard was the first time Pitt and his lawyers had heard of the sale, and Pitt was shocked by it. Christian Holub,, 18 Feb. 2022 Made with grapes from the most stressed section of the vineyard, Lutz said this was Lenné's biggest, most intense and rustic pinot noir. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 7 Feb. 2022 Instead of adding packets of commercial yeast to turn sugar into alcohol, Walden depends on whatever tiny yeast beasts live on the grapes in the vineyard to do the trick. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 21 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of vineyard

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 May 2022

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“Vineyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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vine·​yard | \ ˈvin-yərd How to pronounce vineyard (audio) \

Kids Definition of vineyard

: a field of grapevines


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