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vintage

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noun vin·tage \ˈvin-tij\

Definition of vintage

  1. 1a (1) :  a season's yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard (2) :  wine; especially :  a usually superior wine all or most of which comes from a single yearb :  a collection of contemporaneous and similar persons or things :  crop

  2. 2 :  the act or time of harvesting grapes or making wine

  3. 3a :  a period of origin or manufacture a piano of 1845 vintageb :  length of existence :  age

Examples of vintage in a Sentence

  1. a piano of 1845 vintage

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Origin and Etymology of vintage

Middle English, probably alteration of vendage, from Anglo-French vendage, vendenge, from Latin vindemia grape-gathering, vintage, from vinum wine, grapes + demere to take off, from de- + emere to take — more at wine, redeem

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vintage

adjective vin·tage

Definition of vintage

  1. 1 of wine :  of, relating to, or produced in a particular vintage

  2. 2 :  of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality :  classic

  3. 3a :  dating from the past :  oldb :  outmoded, old-fashioned

  4. 4 :  of the best and most characteristic —used with a proper noun vintage Shaw: a wise and winning comedy — Time

Examples of vintage in a Sentence

  1. the designer's bracelets and necklaces have the vintage look of jewelry from the 1920s

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First Known Use of vintage

1601

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VINTAGE Defined for English Language Learners

vintage

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noun

Definition of vintage for English Language Learners

  • : the grapes or wine produced during one season

  • : a period in which something was made or was begun

vintage

adjective

Definition of vintage for English Language Learners

  • —used to describe a wine usually of high quality that was produced in a particular year which is identified on the bottle

  • —used to describe something that is not new but that is valued because of its good condition, attractive design, etc.

  • —used to describe something that has the best qualities or characteristics of the things made or done by a particular person, organization, etc.


VINTAGE Defined for Kids

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vintage

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noun vin·tage \ˈvin-tij\

Definition of vintage for Students

  1. 1 :  the grapes grown or wine made during one season

  2. 2 :  the time when something started or was made He uses slang of recent vintage.


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vintage

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adjective vin·tage

Definition of vintage for Students

  1. 1 :  produced in a particular year a vintage wine

  2. 2 :  of old and continuing interest, importance, or quality vintage cars



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