Vintage definition

vĭntĭj
Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
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The definition of vintage is something classic or was made a long time ago.

An example of vintage is a dress made in 1955.

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Representative of or dating from a particular period of the past.

Vintage clothes.

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Representative of the best; choice.

Vintage Hemingway.

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Wine, usually of high quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
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The act or season of gathering grapes or of making wine.
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Old or outmoded.
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Of or relating to a vintage.
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The harvesting of a grape crop.
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Of the best.

Played songs that were vintage Cole Porter.

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Of the most distinctive.
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Of or produced in a particular vintage.
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Wine, especially high-quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
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The yield of wine or grapes from a vineyard or district during one season.
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Length of existence; age.
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The initial stages of winemaking.
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A group or collection of people or things sharing certain characteristics.
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The type or model of a particular year or period.

A car of prewar vintage.

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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.
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The region or year of a particular wine.
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The yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season.
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The harvesting of a grape crop and the initial pressing of juice for winemaking.
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The year or place in which something is produced.
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Of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage.
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Having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.).
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Of a motor car, built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
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Of a watch, produced between the years 1870 and 1980.
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To harvest (grapes).
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To make (wine) from grapes.
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The year or place in which a wine is bottled.
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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.

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A year or period of origin.

A car of 1942 vintage.

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Wine; specif., the wine, esp. a prized wine, of a particular region in a specified year.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vintage
Plural:
vintages

Origin of vintage

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman alteration (influenced by viniter vintner) of Old French vendange from Latin vīndēmia vīnum grapes dēmere to take off ( de-) (emere to obtain em- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman vendenge, from Old French vendage, (cognate with French vendange), from Latin vÄ«ndÄ“mia (“a gathering of grapes, vintage"), from vÄ«num (“wine") + dÄ“mō (“take off or away, remove"), from de (“of; from, away from") + emō (“acquire, obtain").

    From Wiktionary