Meaning of VINE in English

I. ˈvīn noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

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


a. : grape 2

b. : a plant having a woody or herbaceous stem that is too slender, flexible, or weak to hold itself erect and that supports itself in nature by climbing over an object (as a wall, fence, or trellis) or other plants by tendrils or by twining or that extends itself horizontally by running along the ground

honeysuckle vine

cucumber vine

c. : any of various lax sprawling herbaceous plants (as a tomato or potato plant) that lack modification for climbing — not used technically

2. archaic : vinea

II. verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

intransitive verb

: to form a vine : grow in the manner of a vine

the grapes began to vine soon after planting

morning glories vining up the corn — J.H.Stuart

transitive verb

: to harvest (as peas) by means of a mechanical viner

III. noun

slang : an article of clothing ; especially : a man's suit — usually used in plural

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