vintage

noun
vin·​tage | \ ˈvin-tij How to pronounce vintage (audio) \

Definition of vintage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 year
b : a collection of contemporaneous and similar persons or things : crop
2 : the act or time of harvesting grapes or making wine
3a : a period of origin or manufacture a piano of 1845 vintage
b : length of existence : age

vintage

adjective

Definition of vintage (Entry 2 of 2)

1 of wine : of, relating to, or produced in a particular vintage
2 : of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality : classic
3a : dating from the past : old
4 : of the best and most characteristic used with a proper nounvintage Shaw: a wise and winning comedyTime

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Examples of vintage in a Sentence

Noun a piano of 1845 vintage Adjective the designer's bracelets and necklaces have the vintage look of jewelry from the 1920s
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Snarky signs aren't anything new for Phoenix vintage shop Antique Sugar, but a recent notice asking customers to wear a mask hit a nerve online. Helen Wieffering, USA TODAY, "Shocking 'masks required' sign at Arizona shop aims to shame customers. It seems to be working, the owner says.," 3 July 2020 Dear Readers: Many of us love vintage items and going to garage sales to find treasures, but there are some items that may not be a bargain. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Is it a bargain?," 3 July 2020 Check out your local thrift store, pop in some earphones and get to searching for all of your vintage needs. Nandi Howard, Essence, "How To Get A New Summer Wardrobe On A Budget," 2 July 2020 Indiana's largest antiques and vintage-only market takes place from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds (351 E. Eads Parkway). Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: July 3-5," 1 July 2020 Snarky signs aren't anything new for Phoenix vintage shop Antique Sugar, but a recent notice asking customers to wear a mask hit a nerve online. Helen Wieffering, The Arizona Republic, "'TL;DR: Masks required': Phoenix vintage shop sign goes viral for mandating masks," 30 June 2020 The group’s vintage vibe has drawn comparisons to performers like the Everly Brothers at The Prom Queens’ live shows. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Listen local: 12 recent releases by Cleveland bands and musicians," 30 June 2020 Skip the hunt to find quality vintage seating, art, lighting and textiles. oregonlive, "Top-of-the-list gifts for newlyweds, from housewares to getaways," 28 June 2020 Last year’s excellent vintage of Bordeaux reds is selling for 15-30% less than the crop of 2018. The Economist, "Claret correction Why covid-19 is good for Bordeaux wines," 27 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Road America, meanwhile, has had three weekends open to fans and well attended, the national club-level SCCA June Sprints, rescheduled SVRA vintage races and a second round for MotoAmerica after its opener was held with no spectators. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "IndyCar gets back to racing in front of fans at Road America. What will it look like?," 6 July 2020 This romantic space boasts vintage décor and two patios. Julie Washington, cleveland, "GardenWalk Cleveland to highlight hard yard work during coronavirus shutdown with masks, social distancing," 6 July 2020 Popoca is the latest pop-up to establish a residency at Classic Cars West, a sprawling complex in Uptown Oakland that stitches together a vintage car dealership, a bar, an art gallery, a pinball arcade and a zine publisher. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Wood-fired pupusas on an ample, friendly patio at Oakland’s Popoca," 3 July 2020 Mary Anne in a vintage navy blue taffeta floor-length gown by Alfred Sung; and Dawn in a boho-esque Ulla Johnson maxi. Irina Grechko, refinery29.com, "The Baby-Sitters Club Leans Into ‘90s Fashion — With A Gen Z Twist," 2 July 2020 Located on a one-acre property in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, the inn features elegant guest rooms and suites that have been completely restored inside a collection of nine vintage structures—the oldest dating back to 1790. Kara Franker, Southern Living, "Things to Do in St. Augustine, Florida: Attractions and Travel Guide," 30 June 2020 The fervent bidding wasn't all for vintage watches. Daniel Bentley, Fortune, "Not even a pandemic can slow down vintage Patek Philippe prices," 29 June 2020 Jayson Home offers an ever-evolving collection of modern and vintage furniture and unique home furnishings. oregonlive, "Top-of-the-list gifts for newlyweds, from housewares to getaways," 28 June 2020 Grapes from different years are blended to maintain consistency, thus the lot number rather than a vintage date. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Summer sipping doesn’t get much better than these five wines under $20," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of vintage

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Adjective

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vintage

Noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vintage. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for vintage

vintage

noun
How to pronounce vintage (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of vintage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the grapes or wine produced during one season
: a period in which something was made or was begun

vintage

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of vintage (Entry 2 of 2)

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

noun
vin·​tage | \ ˈvin-tij How to pronounce vintage (audio) \

Kids Definition of vintage

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the grapes grown or wine made during one season
2 : the time when something started or was made He uses slang of recent vintage.

vintage

adjective

Kids Definition of vintage (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : produced in a particular year a vintage wine
2 : of old and continuing interest, importance, or quality vintage cars

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