Meaning of WINE in English


[wine] n, often attrib [ME win, fr. OE win; akin to OHG win wine; both fr. L vinum wine, prob. of non-IE origin; akin to the source of Gk oinos wine] (bef. 12c) 1 a: the fermented juice of fresh grapes used as a beverage b: wine or a substitute used in Christian communion services

2: the usu. fermented juice of a plant product (as a fruit) used as a beverage

3: something that invigorates or intoxicates

4: a dark red

[2]wine vb wined ; vi (1829): to drink wine ~ vt: to give wine to "wined and dined his friends"

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