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

Workers in blue plastic overalls poured sake, a traditional Japanese rice wine, from paper cups onto the first whale to express thanks and celebrate the first catch. Washington Post, "Japan returns to business of whale hunting. But whales may be better off.," 2 July 2019 Sorbet was accidentally invented in the 16th century, when the Italian scientist Giambattista della Porta tried to freeze wine and wound up with boozy slush. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Celebrating America, Scoop by Frosty Scoop," 2 July 2019 In January, a woman was told never to return to another Walmart in the city after spending a morning riding an electric cart around in the parking lot while guzzling wine from a Pringles can. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, "Woman barred from Texas Walmart after eating half a cake, refusing to pay full price," 1 July 2019 The event is held to celebrate St. Peter and the region’s plentiful wine output. Alvaro Barrientos, Twin Cities, "Spanish town hosts annual wine battle. Participants gleefully drench each other.," 1 July 2019 Michael Alberty writes about wine for The Oregonian/OregonLive. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive.com, "Wineries outside Oregon would have to pay same grape tax as in-state wineries under proposed law," 1 July 2019 Go during lunch when the Lincoln Park restaurant will offer specialty cocktails and wine for 40 percent off. Samantha Nelson, chicagotribune.com, "22 spots for 4th of July specials, from patriotic cocktails to a fireworks dinner cruise," 1 July 2019 What will happen to the wine grape growers is a side issue, although a vital one to large investments. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Prohibition closed 55 saloons in San Diego 100 years ago today," 30 June 2019 In theaters Thursday, July 4 Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular: Watching fireworks is way better inside with air conditioning and wine. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "9 TV Shows and Movies to Watch in Between Your July 4th Festivities," 30 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 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 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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