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pine1

[pahyn] /paɪn/
noun
1.
any evergreen, coniferous tree of the genus Pinus, having long, needle-shaped leaves, certain species of which yield timber, turpentine, tar, pitch, etc.
Compare pine family.
2.
any of various similar coniferous trees.
3.
the wood of the pine tree.
4.
Informal. the pineapple.
Origin of pine1
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English pīn < Latin pīnus
Related forms
pinelike, adjective

pine2

[pahyn] /paɪn/
verb (used without object), pined, pining.
1.
to yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully (often followed by for):
to pine for one's home and family.
2.
to fail gradually in health or vitality from grief, regret, or longing (often followed by away):
Separated by their families, the lovers pined away.
3.
Archaic. to be discontented; fret.
verb (used with object), pined, pining.
4.
Archaic. to suffer grief or regret over.
noun
5.
Archaic. painful longing.
Origin
before 900; Middle English pinen to torture, torment, inflict pain, be in pain; Old English pīnian to torture, derivative of pīn torture (Middle English pine) < Late Latin pēna, Latin poena punishment. See pain
Synonyms
1. See yearn. 2. dwindle, decline, languish, droop, waste.
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  • This is why the leaves of the spruce, the pine, and the juniper are always green.

    The Book of Nature Myths Florence Holbrook
  • My mother will not pine away if you will leave her alone for at least three hours a day.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • This question was started, why the Isthmian garland was made of pine.

  • If some people have been chastised with whips, they pine after scorpions.

    The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Not that I pine for company, but I do want to find somebody to climb with me.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for pine

pine1

/paɪn/
noun
1.
any evergreen resinous coniferous tree of the genus Pinus, of the N hemisphere, with long needle-shaped leaves and brown cones: family Pinaceae See also longleaf pine, nut pine, pitch pine, Scots pine
2.
any other tree or shrub of the family Pinaceae
3.
the wood of any of these trees
4.
any of various similar but unrelated plants, such as ground pine and screw pine
Word Origin
Old English pīn, from Latin pīnus pine

pine2

/paɪn/
verb
1.
(intransitive; often foll by for or an infinitive) to feel great longing or desire; yearn
2.
(intransitive) often foll by away. to become ill, feeble, or thin through worry, longing, etc
3.
(transitive) (archaic) to mourn or grieve for
Word Origin
Old English pīnian to torture, from pīn pain, from Medieval Latin pēna, from Latin poenapain

Pine

/paɪn/
noun
1.
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Word Origin and History for pine
n.

"coniferous tree," Old English pin (in compounds), from Old French pin and directly from Latin pinus "pine, pine-tree, fir-tree," perhaps in reference to the sap or pitch, from PIE *peie- "to be fat, swell" (see fat (adj.)). Cf. Sanskrit pituh "juice, sap, resin," pitudaruh "pine tree," Greek pitys "pine tree." Also cf. pitch (n.1). Pine-top "cheap illicit whiskey," first recorded 1858, Southern U.S. slang. Pine-needle (n.) attested from 1866.

v.

Old English pinian "to torture, torment, afflict, cause to suffer," from *pine "pain, torture, punishment," possibly ultimately from Latin poena "punishment, penalty," from Greek poine (see penal). A Latin word borrowed into Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch pinen, Old High German pinon, German Pein, Old Norse pina) with Christianity. Intransitive sense of "to languish, waste away," the main modern meaning, is first recorded early 14c. Related: Pined; pining.

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