wine: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (wīn), [key]
— n., adj., v., wined, win•ing.
  1. the fermented juice of grapes, made in many varieties, such as red, white, sweet, dry, still, and sparkling, for use as a beverage, in cooking, in religious rites, etc., and usually having an alcoholic content of 14 percent or less.
  2. a particular variety of such fermented grape juice: port and sherry wines.
  3. the juice, fermented or unfermented, of various other fruits or plants, used as a beverage, sauce, etc.: gooseberry wine; currant wine.
  4. a dark reddish color, as of red wines.
  5. vinum.
  6. something that invigorates, cheers, or intoxicates like wine.
    1. a social gathering at which wine is the major beverage.
    2. a party, esp. one held by university students, for drinking wine.
  7. intoxication due to the drinking of wine.
  8. something new placed in or superimposed on an old or existing form, system, etc. Matt. 9:17.
  1. dark red in color.
  1. to supply with wine: He wined his cellar with rare vintages.
  1. to drink wine.
  2. to entertain lavishly: They wined and dined us in order to get us to sign the new contract.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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