wine

1 of 2

noun

often attributive
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

wine

2 of 2

verb

wined; wining

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
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Noun
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Verb
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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun

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

Verb

1829, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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

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Cite this Entry

“Wine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wine. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

wine

1 of 2 noun
1
: an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grape juice
2
: an alcoholic beverage made from the usually fermented juice of fruits (as peaches or berries) other than grapes
3
: a dark red color

wine

2 of 2 verb
wined; wining
1
: to drink wine
2
: to provide with wine
wined and dined my friends

Medical Definition

wine

noun
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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