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 Another way to have Oregon wine delivered to your loved one’s door is through Winc.com, Wine.com and Drizly, which offers cupid’s picks of champagnes. oregonlive, "Last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts that look well planned: Cooking classes? Flowers, chocolate, wine are ready for pick up or delivery," 11 Feb. 2021 For those who prefer quality time, gift something around a future date night like a living room campsite, backyard wine tasting or at-home spa. Acts of Service. Lauren Levy, NBC News, "Valentine's Day 2021: Best ways to celebrate during a pandemic," 9 Feb. 2021 Napa and Sonoma wineries reopen Tuesday: Several Sonoma County and Napa Valley wineries will resume outdoor wine tasting beginning Tuesday, following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s cancellation of the stay-at-home order. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Jan. 21-27, 2021," 6 Feb. 2021 Sonsie Pick up a Valentine’s Day menu to-go (327 Newbury St. at Hereford Street) on Saturday, Feb. 13, or Sunday, Feb. 14, with three courses and a bottle of wine or champagne. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day," 5 Feb. 2021 And the alluring performances and setting kept us on the edge of our seat (and longing to hop on a plane for French bread, cheese and wine). David Oliver, USA TODAY, "Sundance: The 6 best movies for representation you haven't heard about yet," 4 Feb. 2021 Beyond food, Anise will specialize in wine and La Mina is focusing on margaritas and beer. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Inside one of Dallas’ biggest restaurant construction projects in a decade: The Village and its 10+ new eateries," 1 Feb. 2021 Dinner also includes a glass of wine or beer, and will be held on Feb. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Celebrate Valentine's Day with dinner, brunch and takeout at these Twin Cities restaurants," 29 Jan. 2021 For the simmering and broth, put the beef, fresh sausages (not the fully cooked sausages), chicken, bacon, garlic, onion, carrot, celery, ginger and vermouth or wine into a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Boiled dinner sounds so much sexier in French: Pot au feu. Either way, it’s the warm comfort you need now.," 25 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Feeling fine and ready to wine and dine with a dozen different dudes? Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, "Dating app etiquette in a time of quarantine," 5 Apr. 2020 The Press: Where to wine down on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve — wineries open for the holidays. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: What would a 2010 San Franciscan think of the city now?," 18 Dec. 2019 Louisiana Purchase will wine and dine guests at its second Sicilian Chefs Table dinner party. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: San Diego taco institution opens third location in Mission Valley," 12 Sep. 2019 Patrons can wine and dine on the small front patio, which captures the authentic neighborhood charm near the heart of the city. 603 E. 6th Ave. The Know Staff, The Know, "The coolest patios and rooftops to eat and drink on in the Front Range," 27 June 2019 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

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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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The first known use of wine was before the 12th century

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17 Feb 2021

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“Wine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wine. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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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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