wine

noun, often attributive
\ˈwīn \

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

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Getty ImagesChris Jackson The facilities are more like a hotel than a hospital, with fresh food prepared on site (including afternoon tea), wine and champagne available on request, and amenities like satellite television and wi-fi. Megan Friedman, Marie Claire, "The Ultimate Guide to the Royal Family," 5 Oct. 2018 And, for the record, this craft goes real well with wine. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Here's How to Make an Ombré Rope Basket," 7 Sep. 2018 Brands would send free products, wine and dine editors, and give them access to those celebrity ambassadors for interviews. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "The shady world of beauty influencers and the brands that pay them, explained," 31 Aug. 2018 While there, younger visitors can meet with Santa and his elves and toast marshmallows, while adults enjoy mulled wine and shop for stocking stuffers. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Things to Do in London At Christmas Time," 9 Aug. 2018 My dearest friends who work for Microsoft, but live in Capitol Hill, Seattle’s historic queerborhood, invite me to wine and dine at the 2018 Greater Seattle Business Association event held on a cruise line. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "How autonomous vehicle planner Yes Segura gets around Seattle," 26 July 2018 In June, the BrewVino Roast featured special releases of von Stiehl wine and Ahnapee beer plus a steer roast. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Algoma is a day trip away along Lake Michigan," 12 July 2018 Sahm and his son and business partner Eddie Sahm aren't sure what the boxy cinder block building closer to Monon Trail will become, but Eddie Sahm said a wine and whisky rooftop will cap the structure. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Liter House restaurant brings German beer, food south of Broad Ripple," 11 July 2018 There's also a private dining room with a single large table that can be reserved for extra-charge wine-and-food-pairing dinners. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "New Crystal Cruises river ship, Crystal Ravel, christened on Danube," 11 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 \

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 \

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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