- any plant having a long, slender stem that trails or creeps on the ground or climbs by winding itself about a support or holding fast with tendrils or claspers.
- the stem of any such plant.
- a grape plant.
Origin of vine
Related Words for vinecreeper
Examples from the Web for vine
Contemporary Examples of vine
The vine and the ceremony are deeply entwined with South American indigenous religions of the Amazon.Spirit Tripping With Colombian Shamans
August 24, 2014
Never mind whatever podcast, Vine, Tumblr, talk radio host or triple-digit cable network is spouting off about at the moment.Hillary’s Outside Enforcers Are Led by a Former Foe
July 10, 2014
It takes imagination and a steady smartphone to shoot a Vine with seamless effects.Duck-pocalypse, Animated Mormons, and More Viral Videos
June 22, 2014
In the last month, the 25-year-old comedian has seen his Vine following grow from less than a million to over 1.9 million.
Bachelor was introduced to Vine by his pal Furlan, and he fired off his first one on May 29.
Historical Examples of vine
Everywhere we see the vine, and with every bend we seem nearer the South.The Roof of France
He rather pitied the vine—it seemed to have been badly used by fate, just as he had been.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
No matter how it grows, to my thinking the vine is a lovely thing.In the Heart of Vosges
"You will be warm now," said the vine, kissing Barbara's forehead.
Then the vine and the snowdrop wept, and the pine-tree and the fir were very sad.
- any of various plants, esp the grapevine, having long flexible stems that creep along the ground or climb by clinging to a support by means of tendrils, leafstalks, etc
- the stem of such a plant
Word Origin for vine
- Barbara. See (Ruth) Rendell
c.1300, from Old French vigne, from Latin vinea "vine, vineyard," from vinum "wine," from PIE *win-o-, from an Italic noun related to words for "wine" in Greek, Armenian, Hittite, and non-Indo-European Georgian and West Semitic (cf. Hebrew yayin, Ethiopian wayn); probably ultimately from a lost Mediterranean language word *w(o)in- "wine." The European grape vine was imported to California via Mexico by priests in 1564.
see clinging vine; wither on the vine.