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wine

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noun, often attributive \ˈwīn\

Definition of wine

  1. 1a :  the alcoholic fermented juice of fresh grapes used as a beverageb :  wine or a substitute used in Christian communion services

  2. 2 :  the alcoholic usually fermented juice of a plant product (as a fruit) used as a beverage <blackberry wine>

  3. 3 :  something that invigorates or intoxicates

  4. 4 :  a dark red

Examples of wine in a sentence

  1. apple, blueberry, and other fruit wines

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 century

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wine

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Definition of wine

wined

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wining

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to drink wine

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to give wine to <wined and dined his friends>

1829

First Known Use of wine

1829

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WINE Defined for English Language Learners

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wine

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noun, often attributive \ˈwīn\

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

wine

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noun \ˈwīn\

Definition of wine for Students

  1. 1 :  an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of grapes

  2. 2 :  an alcoholic beverage made from the usually fermented juice of fruits (as peaches) other than grapes


Medical Dictionary

wine

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noun \ˈwīn\

Medical Definition of wine

  1. 1:  fermented grape juice containing varying percentages of alcohol together with ethers and esters that give it bouquet and flavor

  2. 2:  a pharmaceutical preparation using wine as a vehicle



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