vineyard

[ vin-yerd ]
/ ˈvɪn yərd /

noun

a plantation of grapevines, especially one producing grapes for winemaking.
a sphere of activity, especially on a high spiritual plane.

Nearby words

  1. vinegarroon,
  2. vinegarweed,
  3. vinegary,
  4. vineland,
  5. vinery,
  6. vineyardist,
  7. vingt-et-un,
  8. vinho verde,
  9. vini-,
  10. vinic

Origin of vineyard

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

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British Dictionary definitions for vineyard

vineyard

/ (ˈvɪnjəd) /

noun

a plantation of grapevines, esp where wine grapes are produced
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

vineyard

n.

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

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