Meaning of VINE in English

I. ˈvīn noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French vigne, from Latin vinea vine, vineyard, from feminine of vineus of wine, from vinum wine — more at wine

Date: 14th century

1. : grape 2


a. : a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground ; also : the stem of such a plant

b. : any of various sprawling herbaceous plants (as a tomato or potato) that lack specialized adaptations for climbing

II. intransitive verb

( vined ; vin·ing )

Date: 1796

: to form or grow in the manner of a vine

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.