Meaning of PINE in English


~ 1

■ noun

1》 (also ~ tree ) an evergreen coniferous tree having clusters of long needle-shaped leaves, grown for its soft wood or for tar and turpentine. [Genus Pinus : many species.]

↘used in names of coniferous trees of other families, e.g. Chile ~ .

2》 used in names of unrelated plants that resemble the ~s in some way, e.g. screw ~ .


~ry noun

piny (also ~y ) adjective


OE, from L. pinus , reinforced in ME by OFr. pin .


~ 2

■ verb suffer a mental and physical decline, especially because of sorrow.

↘( ~ for ) miss and long for the return of.


OE pīnian '(cause to) suffer', of Gmc origin; ult. based on L. poena 'punishment'.

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