- pinelike, adjective
Other definitions for pine (2 of 2)
to yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully (often followed by for): to pine for one's home and family.
to fail gradually in health or vitality from grief, regret, or longing (often followed by away): Separated by their families, the lovers pined away.
Archaic. to be discontented; fret.
Archaic. to suffer grief or regret over.
Archaic. painful longing.
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How to use pine in a sentence
This stands in sharp contrast to “stereotypical tropes” where the female dancer pines for the man or a male God, Sarabhai says.No Dirty Dancing: India’s Classical Dancers Break Caste Taboos | Charu Kasturi | December 4, 2020 | Ozy
With roasted red bell peppers, pine nuts and baby spinach, this soup’s bold flavors will keep you warm.
Beyond the decorative aspect, Engle said he believes the experience of buying a real tree—stomping through the mud, smelling the pine needles—offers something many people are craving after months spent mostly in front a computer.Christmas trees are getting more expensive as Americans remain homebound | Rachel King | December 2, 2020 | Fortune
Many conifers traditionally used on the East Coast were marginally adapted to the sticky climate, and in an age of milder winters and hotter summers, we should steer clear of firs, at least, not to mention larches and the more coldblooded pines.Winter wonders: Conifers revive the sleeping garden. But remember, less is more. | Adrian Higgins | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
It has a mild pine flavor and is good for extending your food supply by blending in with other flours.
So I dropped Elite, and Ford—this agency that pined for me—is the same one that dropped me three months later.
Robbins pined for her, writing her passionate letters and visiting her in Warm Springs.The Tragic Downfall of Tanaquil Le Clercq, Ballet’s Greatest Muse | Nancy Buirski | February 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Moreau, however, actually pined over a Greek gigolo that was brought along on a trip with her and Richardson.
Across the ocean, in 1942, in her diary Anne Frank pined for a dog just like Rin Tin Tin while trapped in an attic.
But on the other, what Costas calls a new "meanness" is really the kind of sportswriterly hard-headedness that Lipsyte pined for.
She yearned and pined to see him once more; but she had reasoned herself down into something like patience.Ruth | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
What hopes must it raise in a young creature who, in the midst of sordid elements, had pined for a life of elegance!At the Sign of the Cat and Racket | Honore de Balzac
She warn't ever the same after that; she never complained, but she kinder pined away and did not live long.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
For this I had pined day and night for four or five years, and now that escape was within my grasp I was obliged to throw it away.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
Nevertheless, I pined for civilisation, and never let a day go by without scanning the bay and the open sea for a passing sail.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
British Dictionary definitions for pine (1 of 3)
any other tree or shrub of the family Pinaceae
the wood of any of these trees
any of various similar but unrelated plants, such as ground pine and screw pine
British Dictionary definitions for pine (2 of 3)
(intr; often foll by for or an infinitive) to feel great longing or desire; yearn
(intr often foll by away) to become ill, feeble, or thin through worry, longing, etc
(tr) archaic to mourn or grieve for
British Dictionary definitions for Pine (3 of 3)
Courtney. born 1964, British jazz saxophonist and clarinettist
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