Meaning of PINE in English
/ paɪn; NAmE / noun , verb
[ C , U ] (also ˈpine tree ) a tall forest tree with leaves like needles. Pine trees are evergreen and grow in cool northern countries :
a Scots pine
(also pine·wood ) [ U ] the pale soft wood of the pine tree, used in making furniture, etc. :
a pine table
[ v ] to become very sad because sb has died or gone away :
She pined for months after he'd gone.
- pine away
- pine for sb/sth
noun Old English , from Latin pinus , reinforced in Middle English by Old French pin .
verb Old English pīnian (cause to) suffer , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch pijnen , German peinen experience pain, also to obsolete pine punishment ; ultimately based on Latin poena punishment.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005