[ wahyn ]
/ waɪn /
the fermented juice of grapes, made in many varieties, such as red, white, sweet, dry, still, and sparkling, for use as a beverage, in cooking, in religious rites, etc., and usually having an alcoholic content of 14 percent or less.
a particular variety of such fermented grape juice: port and sherry wines.
the juice, fermented or unfermented, of various other fruits or plants, used as a beverage, sauce, etc.: gooseberry wine; currant wine.
a dark reddish color, as of red wines.
something that invigorates, cheers, or intoxicates like wine.
- a social gathering at which wine is the major beverage.
- a party, especially one held by university students, for drinking wine.
Obsolete. intoxication due to the drinking of wine.
dark red in color.
verb (used with object), wined, win·ing.
to supply with wine: He wined his cellar with rare vintages.
verb (used without object), wined, win·ing.
to drink wine.
Words nearby wine
Idioms for wine
new wine in old bottles, something new placed in or superimposed on an old or existing form, system, etc. Matt. 9:17.
wine and dine, to entertain lavishly: They wined and dined us in order to get us to sign the new contract.
Origin of wine
before 900; Middle English (noun), Old English wīn (cognate with Dutch wijn, German Wein, Old Norse vīn, Gothic wein) ≪ Latin vīnum (cognate with Greek oînos)
OTHER WORDS FROM winewine·less, adjectivewin·ish, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH winewine whine
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British Dictionary definitions for wine and dine
/ (waɪn) /
- an alcoholic drink produced by the fermenting of grapes with water and sugarRelated adjectives: vinaceous, vinous
- an alcoholic drink produced in this way from other fruits, flowers, etcelderberry wine
- a dark red colour, sometimes with a purplish tinge
- (as adjective)wine-coloured
anything resembling wine in its intoxicating or invigorating effect
pharmacol obsolete fermented grape juice containing medicaments
Adam's wine British a dialect word for water
new wine in old bottles something new added to or imposed upon an old or established order
(intr) to drink wine
wine and dine to entertain or be entertained with wine and fine food
Derived forms of winewineless, adjective
Word Origin for wine
Old English wīn, from Latin vīnum; related to Greek oinos, of obscure origin
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Idioms and Phrases with wine and dine
wine and dine
Entertain someone or treat someone to a fine meal, as in The company likes to wine and dine visiting scientists. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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