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vineyard

[vin-yerd]
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noun
  1. a plantation of grapevines, especially one producing grapes for winemaking.
  2. a sphere of activity, especially on a high spiritual plane.
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Origin of vineyard

1300–50; Middle English (see vine, yard2); replacing win(e)yard, Old English wīngeard
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Related Words for vineyard

vines

Examples from the Web for vineyard

Contemporary Examples of vineyard

Historical Examples of vineyard

  • When I begin to enjoy my work in the vineyard, I cease to do it well.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • When I have a strong desire to pray, I go out into the vineyard and work.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • And what do you do when you are not working in your vineyard or praying?

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • In his vineyard the Hermit is most thorough, even scientific.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • Your own duties will be chiefly concerned with our excellent hospital of Martha's Vineyard.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine


British Dictionary definitions for vineyard

vineyard

noun
  1. a plantation of grapevines, esp where wine grapes are produced
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Derived Formsvineyardist, noun

Word Origin for vineyard

Old English wīngeard; see vine, yard ²; related to Old High German wīngart, Old Norse vingarthr
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Word Origin and History for vineyard

n.

c.1300, replacing Old English wingeard, from vine + yard (n.1). Cf. German weingarten.

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