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.
to supply with wine: He wined his cellar with rare vintages.
to drink wine.
Idioms about wine
new wine in old bottles, something new placed in or superimposed on an old or existing form, system, etc. Matthew 9:17.
wine and dine, to entertain lavishly: They wined and dined us in order to get us to sign the new contract.
- wineless, adjective
- winish, adjective
- wine , whine
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How to use wine in a sentence
My partner and I decided to grab a drink and a bite at a local wine bar, assuming we could order at the sidewalk window and then take the food to one of the high-tops set up in the street.People Are Dining Out, They Just Don’t Want Anyone to Know About It | Jaya Saxena | September 3, 2020 | Eater
This tray has a slot for your phone, a reinforced book prop that folds down when not in use, wine glass holder, and double hooks to hang a washcloth, loofah, or razor.Bathtub trays that will keep you entertained and relaxed | PopSci Commerce Team | September 2, 2020 | Popular-Science
In Boston, for example, they’ll get early check-in and late checkout, breakfast included, a bottle of wine, and a $50 credit toward other purchases.5 businesses that pivoted to new business models creatively during the pandemic | Geoffrey Colvin | August 31, 2020 | Fortune
We’ll miss celebrating with you and hope that we can cheers over a good glass of wine together sometime in the future.How to update your guests about your pandemic wedding plans | Brooke Henderson | August 29, 2020 | Fortune
For example, The Fat Jewish built the wine brand Babe Rose and sold that to Anheuser-Busch for last June.‘A different language’: Why venturing into meme-based marketing can be risky for brands | Kristina Monllos | August 28, 2020 | Digiday
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?
All Champagne is sparkling wine but not all sparkling wine is Champagne.
“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.
HE ordered a lunch which he thought the girl would like, with wine to revive the faculties that he knew must be failing.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
And when wine had unselfed my noble father, you received his passionate insults with forbearance and forgiveness!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
“Let us have some of your best wine to-day, waiter,” said old Wardle, rubbing his hands.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2) | Charles Dickens
He smoked two cigars; then he went inside and drank another glass of wine.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Aristide called on Madame Coquereau, who entertained him with sweet Frontignan wine, dry sponge cakes and conversation.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for wine
an alcoholic drink produced by the fermenting of grapes with water and sugar: Related adjectives: vinaceous, vinous
an alcoholic drink produced in this way from other fruits, flowers, etc: elderberry 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
- wineless, adjective
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