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wine

noun, often attributive \ ˈwīn \

Definition of wine

1 a :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

Examples of wine in a Sentence

  1. apple, blueberry, and other fruit wines

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Origin and Etymology of wine

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

verb

Definition of wine

wined; wining
intransitive verb
:to drink wine
transitive verb
:to give wine to
  • wined and dined his friends

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First Known Use of wine

1829

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WINE Defined for English Language Learners

wine

noun

Definition of wine for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

wine

noun \ ˈwīn \

Definition of wine for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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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