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Definitions of vine

  1. A weak-stemmed plant that derives its support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing anything with its tendrils, or claspers; a creeper; as, the hop vine; the bean vine; the vines of melons, squashes, pumpkins, and other cucurbitaceous plants. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A grapevine; a climbing or tralling plant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The plant from which wine is made: the woody climbing plant that produces grapes: (hort.) a climbing or trailing plant, or its stem. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Any climbing or twining plant, especially a grape-vine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The climbing plant which produces the grape, of which there are several varieties; the long, slender stem of any plant that trails on the ground, or climbs and supports itself by winding round a fixed object. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The woody climbing plant that bears grapes; the long slender stem of any plant that trails or climbs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for vine

  1. From the terrace of the courtyard one gets an impressive view of the Loire, which glides by two or more kilometres away, and of the towers and roof- tops of Tours, and the vine carpeted hills which stretch away along the river's bank in either direction. – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun
  2. Or the vine may be supported by a stake driven in the ground. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
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