wine

noun, often attributive
\ ˈwīn \

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

Magazine The Fly, a 1,600-square-foot, 60-seat wine bar near Hart’s, is their most ambitious effort yet. Thomas Gebremedhin, WSJ, "The Restaurateurs Behind Hart’s and Cervo’s Open a New Wine Bar in Brooklyn," 9 Jan. 2019 Don't stress: There will still be craft cocktails, naturally, and at Hotel Peter and Paul, the Elysian Bar is brought to you by local wine bar Bacchanal, which hosts the best backyard party in the Bywater. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 But perhaps the most important of the tests was the wine glass one, which determines the motion transfer. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Important: Your Full Wine Glass Will Not Spill On A Casper Mattress," 20 Nov. 2018 Airbnb Plus found that among the countries surveyed, simple offerings like a coffee maker or a set of wine glasses go a long way in pleasing the modern traveler. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Airbnb Plus Reveals the Amenities Travelers Really Care About," 28 Aug. 2018 Workstead, the studio behind Brooklyn’s hip Wythe Hotel and upstate New York’s cozy Rivertown Lodge, transformed a former brothel into the posh Vintage wine bar by pulling inspiration from Tulsa’s wealth of Art Deco architecture. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Dazzling wine bar draws inspiration from Art Deco architecture," 20 Aug. 2018 The food hall includes a poke bar, an organic chicken sandwich counter, a wine bar and a Malaysian restaurant. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco officials to tech workers: Leave the office, buy your lunch," 31 July 2018 After several years and world travels, the pair has returned to their Baltimore roots to open Le Comptoir du Vin, a bistro and wine bar that pays homage to a favorite cafe in Lyon, France. Anna Muckerman, baltimoresun.com, "European-style cafe and wine bar coming to Station North," 13 July 2018 The event will feature music from Fantasy Band Featuring Lady Patice and the Motown Reflections, dancing and an open beer and wine bar. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 11 July 2018

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 \

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 \

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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