Wine meaning

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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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Something that intoxicates or exhilarates.
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The color of red wine.
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To provide or entertain with wine.
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To drink 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)
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The fermented juice of other fruits or plants, used as an alcoholic beverage.

Dandelion wine.

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A dark, purplish red resembling the color of red wines.
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To provide with or drink wine.
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(Wine Is Not an Emulator) Software that runs Windows applications under Linux and Unix on an x86 PC. Wine runs Windows executables intact, trapping calls from the application to the Windows interface, converting them as necessary and directing them to X Window routines, which do the processing. For more information, visit www.winehq.com. See X Window, WABI, Odin and Linspire.
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An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting juice of grapes.

Wine is stronger than beer.

She ordered some wine for the meal.

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An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting juice of fruits or vegetables other than grapes, usually preceded by the type of the fruit or vegetable; for example, "dandelion wine".
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(countable) A serving of wine.

I'd like three beers and two wines, please.

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(uncountable) A dark purplish red colour; the colour of red wine.

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To entertain with wine.
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(intransitive) To drink wine.
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1869, James Jennings, The Dialect of the West of England, particularly Somersetshire.

Aw how sholl I tell o'm"”vor âll pirty maidensWhen I pass'd 'em look'd back"”ther smill rawze on tha wine.

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Anything having an intoxicating or exhilarating effect.
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Origin of wine

  • Middle English from Old English wīn from Latin vīnum
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English win, from Old English wÄ«n, from Proto-Germanic *wÄ«nÄ… (compare Dutch wijn, German Wein, Icelandic vín), from Latin vÄ«num, from Proto-Indo-European *wóih₁nom (compare Hittite wiyan [Cuneiform?], Armenian Õ£Õ«Õ¶Õ« (gini), Albanian verë, Ancient Greek οἶνος (oinos), neuter of *wih₁ḗn 'grapevine' (compare Ancient Greek wiḗn), from *weih- 'to plait, wattle' (compare Norwegian vegg (“wall"), Latin vieō (“to bind, interweave"), Serbo-Croatian vȉjem (“I twist, wind"), Sanskrit [script?] (vájati, “he weaves").
    From Wiktionary