Origin of pine1
verb (used without object), pined, pin·ing.
verb (used with object), pined, pin·ing.
Origin of pine2
Synonyms for pine
Examples from the Web for pine
Contemporary Examples of pine
Blister rust is like having the flu; the pine beetle is like fast acting leukemia.
Meat, especially outside the park, is a nutritious but deadly alternative to pine nuts.
And, if these alternative foods were indeed similar in food value to pine nuts, why are the bears not already wolfing them down?
And pine nuts are 30 times more caloric than false truffles.
Snow-capped mountains emerge gently into view in the distance, covered in pine trees at the highest elevations.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
Historical Examples of pine
Do you remember that picture you drew with charcoal on a piece of pine board?Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
At least, I did not pine overmuch for the Valley I had left behind.In the Valley
She did not pine or grieve; she only began slowly to wonder what she could do for Eben now.Hetty's Strange History
They were thickly wooded, for the most part with juniper and pine.The Inn at the Red Oak
The pine kissed the leaping flames and a fire was kindled in its own heart.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
Word Origin for pine
Word Origin for pine
"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.
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.