- 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 wining
The last two presidential elections raised doubts about whether Democrats were capable of wining at all.
But how would it have wining your gentle and loving heart to know that I should have inherited your secret griefs and sufferings?The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain|William Carleton
As if life were all gas, and wining, and electric light, and the things you don't talk about before ladies.The Incredible Honeymoon|E. Nesbit
Consequently, now that everyone is settled, the dining and wining has begun.Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888|Frances M.A. Roe
This was another place where the North was close to wining the war and did not.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Six|Abraham Lincoln
- 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.