verb (used without object), pined, pin·ing.
verb (used with object), pined, pin·ing.
- pindo palm,
- pine barren,
- pine barrens,
- pine bluff,
- pine cone,
- pine end
Origin of pine2
Examples from the Web for pining
“My character was only intended to be in the pilot, and started out very weepy and pining for Archer,” says Greer.‘Archer’ Season 6 Preview: Cast and Crew on Rebranding and Dropping ISIS|Marlow Stern|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While on her honeymoon with poet W.B. Yeats, she was devastated to discover he was pining for another woman.
As the idea of commercial drones edges closer, one Colorado man is pining for the right to shoot them down.
If the downfall of Alex Rodriguez leaves you pining for a true sports hero, try skateboarder Danny Renaud.
To Rome With Love has us pining for pizzas (and a night with Penelope Cruz).Around the World With Woody Allen’s ‘To Rome With Love,’ More (VIDEO)|The Daily Beast Video|June 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The boys are just pining away from lonesomeness, owing to the fact that no one writes to them.News Writing|M. Lyle Spencer
She appeared to him to be pining "capriciously" when she became thin and neurotic.Married Love|Marie Carmichael Stopes
And even the most sensible kind is said to be fools about getting their hearts broke and pining away and dying over a feller.Danny's Own Story|Don Marquis
Marcoline, who had been pining by herself all day, breathed again when I told her that henceforth I should be all for her.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The heat had grown intolerable, their pining after fresh air and liberty was become too strong for resistance.The Sign Of The Red Cross|Evelyn Everett-Green
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.