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 awards, though, like so many other things now, may be viewed online — glass of wine in hand. Richard Ruelas, The Arizona Republic, "The winners of the 2020 azcentral Arizona wine competition to be revealed Thursday," 11 Nov. 2020 Mixed packs or single type of wine is available via grahamandfisk.com. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Cleveland’s Firehouse Can Co. offering wine advent calendar," 11 Nov. 2020 The functional, not-too-formal design encourages kicking up your feet with a snack or a glass of wine. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "20 Inspiring Designs You Need to See from the Fall One Room Challenge," 11 Nov. 2020 Arnie Esterer, a pioneer of Ohio’s wine industry, died Oct. 28. Washington Post, "Good wine is now being made in most parts of the country. Here’s how to find it.," 6 Nov. 2020 In the wine industry, changes in consumer habits have been more focused on packaging than the product itself. Garrett Snyder Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "What are we drinking during the pandemic?," 5 Nov. 2020 With just 100 calories per can, it’s being marketed as a lighter beverage for people who prefer the taste of wine over hard seltzer. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Sam ‘The Cooking Guy’ Zien adapts to a crazy culinary year," 3 Nov. 2020 Get your prettiest lace, silks, and camis ready for the full-24 hour sprint, from your morning matcha to your evening glass of wine. Annie Powers, Harper's BAZAAR, "8 Winter Trends That You'll Truly Want to Wear," 2 Nov. 2020 University of Minnesota's Itasca grape is the latest grape from the U that could make Minnesota a major player in the global wine industry. Star Tribune, "University of Minnesota grape could put state wines on map," 15 Oct. 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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19 Nov 2020

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“Wine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wine. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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More Definitions for wine

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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