- Wine is an alcoholic drink made from fermented fruits and plants, or a purplish red color.
- An example of wine is Cabernet Sauvignon made from fermented grapes.
- An example of wine as a color is the color of red wine.
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- the fermented juice of grapes, used as an alcoholic beverage and in cooking, religious ceremonies, etc.: wines vary in color (red, white, rosé, etc.) and sugar content (sweet, dry, etc.), may be effervescent (sparkling) or noneffervescent (still), and are sometimes strengthened with additional alcohol (fortified)
- the fermented juice of other fruits or plants, used as an alcoholic beverage: dandelion wine
- anything having an intoxicating or exhilarating effect
- a dark, purplish red resembling the color of red wines
Origin: Middle English from Old English win, akin to Old Norse vin, German and amp; Gothic wein from early Germanic borrowing from Classical Latin vinum, wine: see vine
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- a. A beverage made of the fermented juice of any of various kinds of grapes, usually containing from 10 to 15 percent alcohol by volume.b. A beverage made of the fermented juice of any of various other fruits or plants.
- Something that intoxicates or exhilarates.
- The color of red wine.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English wīn, from Latin vīnum.
wine - Ologies & -Isms Definition
wine - Computer Definition
(Wine Is Not an Emulator) Software that runs Windows applications under Linux and other versions of Unix running on an x86 PC. Wine runs Windows executables as they are. It executes them by trapping the calls from the application to the Windows interface (the Windows API), converting the arguments in the call where necessary and directing them to X Window routines, which perform the actual processing. For example, Linspire (formerly Lindows) is a Linux desktop operating system that uses Wine to also run Windows programs. For more information, visit www.winehq.com. See X Window, WABI, Odin and Linspire.
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