noun, plural vins [van] /vɛ̃/. French.




a male given name, form of Vincent.


vehicle identification number.


variant of vini-, especially before a vowel.


(in prescriptions) wine.

Origin of vin.

From the Latin word vīnum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vin

Contemporary Examples of vin

Historical Examples of vin

  • No cover for one, nor filet, nor vin ordinaire, nor waiter had appeared.

    The Underdog

    F. Hopkinson Smith

  • If he did not have charge of the plans, then the chances were that Vin.

  • Le Bossu silently presented him with a measure of vin ordinaire.

  • The Casino was always there, and we had never heard of vin mousseux on the Riviera.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons

  • His breakfast—the gaol-allowance of bread and vin ordinaire—was by his side.

    My Lady Ludlow

    Elizabeth Gaskell

British Dictionary definitions for vin


combining form

a variant of vini-
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