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.

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 forms

vine·less, adjectivevine·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vines (1 of 2)

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 Forms

vined, 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

British Dictionary definitions for vines (2 of 2)

Vine

/ (vaɪn) /

noun

Barbara. See (Ruth) Rendell
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Idioms and Phrases with vines

vine


see clinging vine; wither on the vine.

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