Meaning of WINE in English


I. ˈwīn noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English win, from Old English wīn; akin to Old High German wīn wine; both ultimately from Latin vinum wine, perhaps of non-Indo-European origin; akin to the source of Greek oinos wine

Date: before 12th century


a. : the alcoholic fermented juice of fresh grapes used as a beverage

b. : wine or a substitute used in Christian communion services

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

blackberry wine

3. : something that invigorates or intoxicates

4. : a dark red

II. verb

( wined ; win·ing )

Date: 1829

intransitive verb

: to drink wine

transitive verb

: to give wine to

wined and dined his friends

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