- The definition of vintage is something classic or was made a long time ago
An example of vintage is a dress made in 1955.
- Vintage is defined as how much wine was produced in a particular area during one season, the year and region a wine was produced or a specific model of car from a particular production year.
- An example of vintage is 2003 Napa Valley Pinot Noir.
- An example of a vintage is a car of the post war vintage such as a 1954 Chevy Impala.
A vintage race car.
- the crop or yield of a particular vineyard or grape-growing region in a single season, with reference either to the grapes or to the wine made from them
- wine; specif., the wine, esp. a prized wine, of a particular region in a specified year
- the region or year of a particular wine
- the act or season of gathering grapes or of making wine
- the type or model of a particular year or period: a car of prewar vintage
Origin of vintageMiddle English earlier vendage ; from Old French vendange ; from Classical Latin vindemia, vintage ; from vinum, wine (see vine) + demere, to remove ; from de-, off + emere, to take: see redeem
- of or produced in a particular vintage: said of wine
- of a good period, choice, representative of the best, etc.: vintage Hemingway
- representative of or dating from a period long past: vintage clothes
- The yield of wine or grapes from a vineyard or district during one season.
- Wine, usually of high quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
- The year or place in which a wine is bottled.
- a. The harvesting of a grape crop.b. The initial stages of winemaking.
- Informal a. A group or collection of people or things sharing certain characteristics.b. A year or period of origin: a car of 1942 vintage.c. Length of existence; age.
- Of or relating to a vintage.
- Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
- Old or outmoded.
- a. Of the best: played songs that were vintage Cole Porter.b. Of the most distinctive: “Fatalism has coexisted with vintage American overconfidence” (Thomas Oliphant).
Origin of vintageMiddle English, from Anglo-Norman, alteration (influenced by viniter, vintner) of Old French vendange, from Latin vīndēmia : vīnum, grapes + dēmere, to take off (dē, de- + emere, to obtain; see em- in Indo-European roots).
(comparative more vintage, superlative most vintage)
- Of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage.
- Having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.).
- Of a motor car, built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
- Of a watch, produced between the years 1870 and 1980.
(third-person singular simple present vintages, present participle vintaging, simple past and past participle vintaged)
- To harvest (grapes).
- To make (wine) from grapes.