Definition of wine
1a : the alcoholic fermented juice of fresh grapes used as a beverageb : 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
apple, blueberry, and other fruit wines
Recent Examples of wine from the Web
A consumer in London checking the provenance of a bottle of fine wine, for example, could confirm the vintage, or be alerted to the possibility of counterfeiting if the bottle had actually been dispatched to a different country.
But before celebrity fans like Jimmy Kimmel and Patton Oswalt could rub elbows with cast over official Game of Thrones wine and beer, there was, of course, the episode itself.
Using natural yeast produces a drink that slowly changes and ages like wine, hitting peaks at different points.
In the main dining room, lit by votive candles, a group of 15 were celebrating the birthday of YSL’s studio director, while waiters in tan hide aprons circulated with wine bottles and glasses.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The family-friendly concert will feature local food vendors, craft beer and wine.
Barstow farmers market Fresh produce, baked goods, local wines, seafood and cut flowers. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Calvert County Fairgrounds, Route 231, Barstow.
There’s no wine or beer, but plenty of aguas frescas, bottled soft drinks, shakes and smoothies.
There’s a small wine bar with bottles overhead and high back stools, white brick walls and faux wood tiles on the floor.
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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
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of wine
: to drink wine
: to give wine to wined and dined his friends
First Known Use of wine
WINE Defined for English Language Learners
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
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 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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