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[wahyn] /waɪn/
noun
1.
the fermented juice of grapes, made in many varieties, such as red, white, sweet, dry, still, and sparkling, for use as a beverage, in cooking, in religious rites, etc., and usually having an alcoholic content of 14 percent or less.
2.
a particular variety of such fermented grape juice:
port and sherry wines.
3.
the juice, fermented or unfermented, of various other fruits or plants, used as a beverage, sauce, etc.:
gooseberry wine; currant wine.
4.
a dark reddish color, as of red wines.
5.
Pharmacology. vinum.
6.
something that invigorates, cheers, or intoxicates like wine.
7.
British.
  1. a social gathering at which wine is the major beverage.
  2. a party, especially one held by university students, for drinking wine.
8.
Obsolete. intoxication due to the drinking of wine.
adjective
9.
dark red in color.
verb (used with object), wined, wining.
10.
to supply with wine:
He wined his cellar with rare vintages.
verb (used without object), wined, wining.
11.
to drink wine.
Idioms
12.
new wine in old bottles, something new placed in or superimposed on an old or existing form, system, etc. Matt. 9:17.
13.
wine and dine, to entertain lavishly:
They wined and dined us in order to get us to sign the new contract.
Origin of wine
900
before 900; Middle English (noun), Old English wīn (cognate with Dutch wijn, German Wein, Old Norse vīn, Gothic wein) ≪ Latin vīnum (cognate with Greek oînos)
Related forms
wineless, adjective
winish, adjective
Can be confused
wine, whine.
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British Dictionary definitions for winish

wine

/waɪn/
noun
1.
  1. an alcoholic drink produced by the fermenting of grapes with water and sugar related adjectives vinaceous vinous
  2. an alcoholic drink produced in this way from other fruits, flowers, etc: elderberry wine
2.
  1. a dark red colour, sometimes with a purplish tinge
  2. (as adjective): wine-coloured
3.
anything resembling wine in its intoxicating or invigorating effect
4.
(pharmacol, obsolete) fermented grape juice containing medicaments
5.
(Brit) Adam's wine, a dialect word for water
6.
new wine in old bottles, something new added to or imposed upon an old or established order
verb
7.
(intransitive) to drink wine
8.
wine and dine, to entertain or be entertained with wine and fine food
Derived Forms
wineless, adjective
Word Origin
Old English wīn, from Latin vīnum; related to Greek oinos, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for winish

wine

n.

Old English win, from Proto-Germanic *winam (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German win, Old Norse vin, Dutch wijn, German Wein), an early borrowing from Latin vinum "wine," from PIE *win-o-, from an Italic noun related to words for "wine" in Greek (oinos), Armenian, Hittite, and non-Indo-European Georgian and West Semitic (cf. Arabic wain, Hebrew yayin), probably from a lost Mediterranean language word *win-/*woin- "wine." Also from Latin vinum are Old Church Slavonic vino, Lithuanian vynas, Welsh gwin, Old Irish fin. Essentially the same word as vine (q.v.). Wine snob is recorded from 1951.

v.

"entertain with wine," 1862, from wine (n.). Related: Wined; wining.

wine

v.

"entertain with wine," 1862, from wine (n.). Related: Wined; wining.

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Slang definitions & phrases for winish

wine

Related Terms

jug wine, pop wine

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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