Origin of pine1
verb (used without object), pined, pin·ing.
verb (used with object), pined, pin·ing.
Origin of pine2
Synonyms for pine
Related Words for pinesgrieve, crave, hanker, yearn, mourn, ache, desire, brood, agonize, wish, covet, want, sigh, mope, dream, fret
Examples from the Web for pines
Contemporary Examples of pines
Heightening his angst, Warren pines for precocious Jessica (Gevinson).Michael Cera Brings ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway After 18 Years
September 12, 2014
Very impressed with Bradley Cooper in The Place Beyond the Pines.Morgan Freeman on God, Satan, and How the Human Race Has ‘Become A Parasite’
January 28, 2014
The heartbroken masses got two last films from Gosling in 2013, both exceptional: Place Beyond the Pines and Only God Forgives.The Biggest Surprises and Disappointments in 2013
December 24, 2013
There are the olive trees and the pines that always keep their leaves.Cézanne’s Letter to Pissarro: Picture Business Isn’t Going Well
October 13, 2013
Secretly, however, Marie pines for Emil Bergson, a dreamer and intellect who seems ill-suited to life on a farm.American Dreams: ‘O Pioneers!’ by Willa Cather
February 27, 2013
Historical Examples of pines
As a rule he waited on the top of the hill in the clump of pines.Way of the Lawless
You can see the bare places under the pines where they have their dancing-places.The Trail Book
At length he cocked his ears and galloped off into the pines, as another Blackbear appeared.Johnny Bear
E. T. Seton
Compared with the telegraph post the pines were crooked—and alive.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
That evening I asked Mr. Wetherell: "Has there ever been a field beyond the pines?"
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.