Meaning of PINE in English

PINE

[pine] n, often attrib [ME, fr. OE pin, fr. L pinus; prob. akin to Gk pitys pine] (bef. 12c) 1: any of a genus (Pinus of the family Pinaceae, the pine family) of coniferous evergreen trees that have slender elongated needles and include some valuable timber trees and ornamentals

2: the straight-grained white or yellow usu. durable and resinous wood of a pine varying from extreme softness in the white pine to hardness in the longleaf pine

3: any of various Australian coniferous trees (as of the genera Callitris or Araucaria)

4: pineapple

5: bench 1c -- pin.ey also piny adj

[2]pine vi pined ; pin.ing [ME, fr. OE pinian to suffer, fr. (assumed) OE pin punishment, fr. L poena--more at pain] (14c) 1: to lose vigor, health, or flesh (as through grief): languish

2: to yearn intensely and persistently esp. for something unattainable "they still pined for their lost wealth" syn see long

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