wine

noun, often attributive
\ ˈwīn How to pronounce wine (audio) \

Definition of wine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : the alcoholic fermented juice of fresh grapes used as a beverage
b : wine or a substitute used in Christian communion services
2 : the alcoholic usually fermented juice of a plant product (such as a fruit) used as a beverage blackberry wine
3 : something that invigorates or intoxicates
4 : a dark red

wine

verb
wined; wining

Definition of wine (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to drink wine

transitive verb

: to give wine to wined and dined his friends

Examples of wine in a Sentence

Noun

apple, blueberry, and other fruit wines

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In an interactive showroom, up to 100 guests can play trivia games or jot down wine-tasting notes on screens at their tables while MCs host the action. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "The New Retail Tenant: A High-Tech Amusement Park," 22 Aug. 2018 There’s stuff around these pills that people are selling, these wine ... Eric Johnson, Recode, "The internet’s favorite Goop critic Dr. Jen Gunter says ‘medical conspiracy theories’ are running amok online," 20 Aug. 2018 Unlike Filicudi, where the terraced farming operations are largely abandoned, Salina has 11 working vineyards, which grow the Malvasia grapes that produce the wine of the same name. Howie Kahn, Smithsonian, "These Volcanic, Italian Islands Have Been Beloved by Travelers Since Homeric Times," 11 July 2018 While the service was professional and inviting, and the food was reasonably priced for the complexity of the preparation, the prices of the wines by the glass seemed high and the pours small. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Sorrel off to a stellar start in Pacific Heights," 6 July 2018 The thoughtfulness and attention to detail can be seen all throughout the property—from the cuisine to the impressive wine list—and the staff goes to great lengths to ensure that guests (quite literally) don’t lift a finger. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Baros Maldives," 4 May 2019 Nearby is Le Restaurant , a bijou Francophile enclave, with charming owners and a superb wine list. Steve King, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why We Keep Going Back to Amsterdam," 24 Dec. 2018 To be sure, a great wine should taste of a place, but are there truly discernible differences between a Pinot from the Russian River Valley and one produced in the Sonoma Coast? Lettie Teague, WSJ, "How to Read the Label of a Sonoma Pinot," 3 May 2019 Earlier this month, they were spotted enjoying some wine at a restaurant in London's Soho neighborhood. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Crown Stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith to Reunite for a Play," 30 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Purists, like Hovhannisyan, insist that fresh lavash—torn and folded for easy scooping—is the only acceptable utensil for eating khash, and that vodka, never wine or beer, is its only worthy sidekick. Benjamin Kemper, Smithsonian, "A Brief History of Khash, Armenia’s Love-It-or-Hate-It Hangover Cure (Recipe)," 27 Feb. 2018 Purchases of growlers and kegs include a chance to wine one of four $50 Beer Engine gift cards. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Buckeye Beer Engine anniversary aids Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corp.: A Place in the Sun," 26 Feb. 2018 Cocktails frequently lose out to wine and beer at home because so much of what’s on menus requires more effort and expense than non-professionals are willing to commit to. Anne Brockhoff, kansascity, "Simple and delicious cocktails you can make at home | The Kansas City Star," 20 Feb. 2018 Pence’s press secretary’s comment comes after the Times reported last week that the vice president has been wineing and dining influential Republican donors at the Naval Observatory. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "Is Mike Pence Hedging Bets The Russia Scandal Will Make Him President?," 12 July 2017 SANTA ROSA, Calif. — In the heart of Northern California’s wine country, a civil engineer turned marijuana entrepreneur is adding a new dimension to the art of matching fine wines with gourmet food: cannabis and wine pairing dinners. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, "Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California’s Wine Country," 18 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of wine

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1829, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for wine

Noun

Middle English win, from Old English wīn; akin to Old High German wīn wine; both ultimately from Latin vinum wine, perhaps of non-Indo-European origin; akin to the source of Greek oinos wine

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wine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wine

: an alcoholic drink made from the juice of grapes
: an alcoholic drink made from plants or fruits other than grapes
: a dark reddish-purple color

wine

noun
\ ˈwīn How to pronounce wine (audio) \

Kids Definition of wine

1 : an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of grapes
2 : an alcoholic beverage made from the usually fermented juice of fruits (as peaches) other than grapes

wine

noun
\ ˈwīn How to pronounce wine (audio) \

Medical Definition of wine

1 : fermented grape juice containing varying percentages of alcohol together with ethers and esters that give it bouquet and flavor
2 : a pharmaceutical preparation using wine as a vehicle

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