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 wine

wine·less, adjectivewin·ish, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wine

wine whine
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British Dictionary definitions for wine and dine

wine
/ (waɪn) /

noun

verb

(intr) to drink wine
wine and dine to entertain or be entertained with wine and fine food

Derived forms of wine

wineless, 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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