vine

[ vahyn ]
/ vaɪn /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. vindicative,
  2. vindicatory,
  3. vindictive,
  4. vindictively,
  5. vindictiveness,
  6. vine cactus,
  7. vine maple,
  8. vine snake,
  9. vineal,
  10. vined

Origin of vine

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French vi(g)ne < Latin vīnea vine(yard), equivalent to vīn(um) wine + -ea, feminine of -eus -eous

Related formsvine·less, adjectivevine·like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for vines

vine

/ (vaɪn) /

noun

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
Derived Formsvined, adjectivevineless, adjectivevinelike, adjectiveviny, adjective

Word Origin for vine

C13: from Old French vine, from Latin vīnea vineyard, from vīneus belonging to wine, from vīnum wine

Vine

/ (vaɪn) /

noun

Barbara. See (Ruth) Rendell
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Word Origin and History for vines

vine

n.

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.

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Idioms and Phrases with vines

vine

see clinging vine; wither on the vine.

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