Meaning of pine


Pronunciation: (pīn), [key]
— n.
  1. any evergreen, coniferous tree of the genus Pinus, having long, needle-shaped leaves, certain species of which yield timber, turpentine, tar, pitch, etc. Cf.
  2. any of various similar coniferous trees.
  3. the wood of the pine tree.
  4. the pineapple.


Pronunciation: (pīn), [key]
— v., n. pined, pin•ing,
  1. to yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully (often fol. by for): to pine for one's home and family.
  2. to fail gradually in health or vitality from grief, regret, or longing (often fol. by away): Separated by their families, the lovers pined away.
  3. to be discontented; fret.
  1. to suffer grief or regret over.
  1. painful longing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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