verb (used with object), vin·taged, vin·tag·ing.
verb (used without object), vin·taged, vin·tag·ing.
- vinson massif,
- vinson, frederick moore,
- vintage car,
- vintage wine,
- vintage year,
Origin of vintage
Examples from the Web for vintage
He was an on-and-off drug addict and sometimes a criminal; he was a collector of switchblades and vintage Disney T-shirts.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their fighting was poorly coordinated, their weapons were vintage pieces, mostly seized from the Ukrainian military.
In 1998, Joel Thomas Zimmerman was 16 years old, noodling around with vintage DOS music software like Impulse Tracker.
Its microclimate and soil cannot be replicated, nor can the wine (a bottle of the 1999 vintage fetches $1,795).Napa’s Earthquake Is Not The Only Thing Shaking The Vineyards|Clive Irving|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was on the Internet that Amoruso turned her love of vintage clothing into a successful business.
Nothing but the stern necessity of returning to work could have kept me from seeing the vintage out.An Autobiography|Elizabeth Butler
Too soon were we also for "the heyday of the vintage, when Nature is pouring her abundance into everyone's lap."East of Paris|Matilda Betham-Edwards
Then, too, the vintage commenced and lasted for about fifteen days,—days of enchantment for us.The Story of a Child|Pierre Loti
Those relating to the date of the vintage are of peculiar interest.
To know the vintage and quality of a wine one need not drink the whole cask.Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man|Oscar Wilde
- the harvesting of wine grapes
- the season of harvesting these grapes or for making wine
Word Origin for vintage
mid-15c., "harvest of grapes, yield of wine from a vineyard," from Anglo-French vintage (mid-14c.), from Old French vendage "yield from a vineyard," from Latin vindemia "a gathering of grapes, yield of grapes," from comb. form of vinum "wine" (see wine) + stem of demere "take off" (from de- "from, away from" + emere "to take;" see exempt). Sense shifted to "age or year of a particular wine" (1746), then to a general adjectival sense of "being of an earlier time" (1883). Used of cars since 1928.