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 The study also envisioned full-service and fast-casual restaurants, a beer garden and wine bar, a grocery and drug store, merchandise retailers, fitness and recreational centers and social spaces. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, "Angels owner Arte Moreno expected to reveal stadium development plan this month," 7 May 2020 Folding tables can be big enough to skin a deer on, or small enough to simply hold a book and a glass of wine. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Keys to Finding Your Next Folding Outdoor Table," 4 May 2020 But the team behind the small chain of wine bar and restaurants thought up a creative solution to continue serving the community. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Postino's Wine Wagon rolls out to the East Valley next. Here's the menu and how to order," 24 Apr. 2020 Schissler, for now the former general manager of Balzac wine bar, applied for unemployment benefits about a week and a half ago. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "More than 300,000 Wisconsin residents have filed for unemployment in the past month. Many still await a payment.," 14 Apr. 2020 Their own favorite new place is Tiers Paysage, a conceptual cave à manger (a Parisian term for a wine bar with small plates and bottles) on the cobblestone Rue Saint Paul, the oldest street in the city (dinner for two from $80; tierspaysage.com). Adam Gollner, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Young Chefs Transforming Montreal's Food Scene," 1 Apr. 2020 Hawke’s husband, Luke, is executive chef at Domaine South, a popular wine bar and restaurant on the square, so that’s where the food giveaway was held. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, "Company gives Huntsville 65,000 pounds of free food," 29 Mar. 2020 The restaurant and wine bar Rhodora, in Brooklyn, does not have a trash can. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Rise of ‘Zero-Waste’ Restaurants," 16 Mar. 2020 Le Comptoir du Vin is owned by chef Will Mester and his partner, Rosemary Liss, whose travels to small wine bars abroad begat ideas for a place of their own. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "It’s tough to score a table at this tiny Baltimore bistro, but you’ll be so happy you did," 11 Mar. 2020 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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Cite this Entry

“Wine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wine. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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wine

noun
How to pronounce wine (audio)

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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