- a social gathering at which wine is the major beverage.
- a party, especially one held by university students, for drinking wine.
verb (used with object), wined, win·ing.
verb (used without object), wined, win·ing.
- windward passage,
- windy city,
- wine and dine,
- wine bar,
- wine box,
- wine cellar,
- wine cooler
Origin of wine
Examples from the Web for wine
I guess we know how Bacchus kept his title as the god of wine and intoxication.
The possibilities seem endless: Who needs a trip to the liquor store when the toddler can turn water into wine, amirite?
“Enjoying the bubbles is as important as enjoying the wine,” Goldston says.
The wine cellar—one of the best in the world—survived World War II and is guarded around the clock.
You meant to chase every glass of wine with a pitcher of H2O, but the holiday cheer somehow steered you off course.
Morewood came back, sat down, and poured out a glass of wine.Quisant|Anthony Hope
James asked, when he and his brother were left alone with the wine.Poor Relations|Compton Mackenzie
A dose of marchlor in a glass of wine had done what fifty men could not have accomplished by main strength.The Martian Cabal|Roman Frederick Starzl
Apparently satisfied with his scrutiny, Kennedy got up to go, complimenting the proprietor on his wine.The Silent Bullet|Arthur B. Reeve
The same is true in regard to taking of wine or liquors by brain-workers with their meals.Eden|Edgar Saltus
- 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
Word Origin for wine
Old English win, from Proto-Germanic *winam (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian, Old High German win, Old Norse vin, Dutch wijn, German Wein), an early borrowing from Latin vinum "wine," from PIE *win-o-, from an Italic noun related to words for "wine" in Greek (oinos), Armenian, Hittite, and non-Indo-European Georgian and West Semitic (cf. Arabic wain, Hebrew yayin), probably from a lost Mediterranean language word *win-/*woin- "wine." Also from Latin vinum are Old Church Slavonic vino, Lithuanian vynas, Welsh gwin, Old Irish fin. Essentially the same word as vine (q.v.). Wine snob is recorded from 1951.
"entertain with wine," 1862, from wine (n.). Related: Wined; wining.