Wine definition

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To drink wine.
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(countable) A serving of wine.

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

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Something that intoxicates or exhilarates.
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To provide or entertain with wine.
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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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The color of red wine.
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A beverage made of the fermented juice of any of various kinds of grapes, usually containing from 10 to 15 percent alcohol by volume.
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A beverage made of the fermented juice of any of various other fruits or plants.
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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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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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(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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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
wine
Plural:
wines

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