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[ vin-tij ]


  1. the wine from a particular harvest or crop.
  2. the annual produce of the grape harvest, especially with reference to the wine obtained.
  3. an exceptionally fine wine from the crop of a good year.
  4. the time of gathering grapes, or of winemaking.
  5. the act or process of producing wine; winemaking.
  6. the class of a dated object with reference to era of production or use:

    a hat of last year's vintage.


  1. of or relating to wines or winemaking.
  2. being of a specified vintage:

    Vintage wines are usually more expensive than nonvintage wines.

  3. representing the high quality of a past time:

    vintage cars;

    vintage movies.

  4. old-fashioned or obsolete:

    vintage jokes.

  5. being the best of its kind:

    They praised the play as vintage O'Neill.

verb (used with object)

, vin·taged, vin·tag·ing.
  1. to gather or harvest (grapes) for wine-making:

    The muscats were vintaged too early.

  2. to make (wine) from grapes:

    a region that vintages a truly great champagne.

verb (used without object)

, vin·taged, vin·tag·ing.
  1. to harvest grapes for wine-making.


/ ˈvɪntɪdʒ /


  1. the wine obtained from a harvest of grapes, esp in an outstandingly good year, referred to by the year involved, the district, or the vineyard
  2. the harvest from which such a wine is obtained
    1. the harvesting of wine grapes
    2. the season of harvesting these grapes or for making wine
  3. a time of origin

    a car of Edwardian vintage

  4. informal.
    a group of people or objects of the same period

    a fashion of last season's vintage


  1. (of wine) of an outstandingly good year
  2. representative of the best and most typical

    vintage Shakespeare

  3. of lasting interest and importance; venerable; classic

    vintage films

  4. old-fashioned; dated


  1. tr to gather (grapes) or make (wine)

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Other Words From

  • non·vintage adjective noun
  • un·vintaged adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vintage1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English (noun), from Anglo-French, from vint(er) vintner + -age -age; replacing Middle English vendage, vindage, from Anglo-French; Old French vendange, from Latin vīndēmia “grape-gathering,” equivalent to vīn(um) “grape, wine” ( wine ) + dēm(ere) “to take from” (from dē- de- + (e)mere “to buy, obtain, take”) + -ia -y 3

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vintage1

C15: from Old French vendage (influenced by vintener vintner ), from Latin vindēmia, from vīnum wine , grape + dēmere to take away (from dē- away + emere to take)

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Example Sentences

She’s the leading rookie in total rebounding percentage and the league leader in true shooting percentage, using her vintage around-the-rim moves and strength, a Bri Jones-type player with a few extra inches of height.

The five-piece set brings a minimalist, vintage vibe to your office or home.

That means that whether you’re in Topeka, or Tokyo, or Toronto you can finally shop an amazing vintage boutique in Portland.

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Record stores, vintage shops, and hip cafes line the street.

The detection is a stunning vindication of a vintage theory.

He was an on-and-off drug addict and sometimes a criminal; he was a collector of switchblades and vintage Disney T-shirts.

Their fighting was poorly coordinated, their weapons were vintage pieces, mostly seized from the Ukrainian military.

A few were rock songs of roughly the same vintage as Highway 61 or Blonde on Blonde.

The Daily Beast also reached out to Urban Outfitters to ask who designed the “sun-faded vintage collection” shirt.

The one-of-a-kind item was purchased as part of our sun-faded vintage collection.

Urbanity ushers in water that needs no apology, and gives a zest to the worst vintage.

The vintage hath mourned, the vine hath languished away, all the merry have sighed.

True vintage, right out of the whodunits—wouldn't you agree, Mrs. Carmack?

Crops grew, orchards bloomed, vines bore a full vintage, and bushes yielded because he made them do so.

When you refer to wine it means any kind of vintage, and not necessarily champagne.


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