Definitions of wine

  1. To entertain or treat with wine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. drink wine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. fermented juice (of grapes especially) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a red as dark as red wine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as, currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The formented juice of grapes; a drink made from the juice of other fruits or plants. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. The fermented juice of the grape of fruit of the vine (Vitis vinifera). Wines are distinguished practically by their color, hardness or softness on the palate, their flavor, and their being still or effervescing. The difference in the quality of wines depend partly upon differences in the vines, but more on the differences of the soils in which they are planted, in the exposure of the vineyards, in the treatment of the grapes, and the mode of manufacturing the wines. When the grapes are fully ripe, they generally yield the most perfect wine as to strength and flavor. The leading character of wine, however, must be referred to the alcohol which it contains, and upon which its intoxicating powers principally depend. The amount of alcohol in the stronger ports and sherries is from 16 to 25 per cent; in hock, claret, and other light wines from 7 per cent. Wine containing more than 13 per cent of alcohol may be assumed to be fortified with brandy or other spirit. The most celebrated ancient wines were those of Lesbos and Chios among the Greeks, and the Falernian and Cecuban among the Romans. The principal modern wines are Port, Sherry, Claret, Champagne, Madeira, Hock, Marsala, etc., etc. The varieties of wine produced are almost endless, and differ in every constituent according to the locality, season, and age; but generally the produce of each vineyard retains its own leading characteristics. The principal wine-producing countries are France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sicily, Greece, Cape Colony, Australia, and America. The name wine is also given to the juice of certain fruits prepared in imitation of wine obtained from grapes, but distinguished by naming the source whence it is derived, as currant wine, gooseberry wine; to the effect of drinking wine in excess, intoxication, as "Noah a woke from his wine."-Gen. ix. 24; to the act of drinking wine, as "Who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine."-Prov. xxiii. 29, 30; to a wine party at the English universities, as "The ex-coach was drinking brandy-and-water, and maundering about great wines, and patrician bear-fights."-Miss Braddon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Fermented juice of grapes, or of other fruits. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The fermented juice of the grape or other fruit; also, the unfermented juice of the grape. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. The fermented juice of grapes; the juice of certain fruits, prepared with sugar, spirits, &c.; intoxication; drinking. Spirit of wine, alcohol. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The fermented juice of grapes; intoxication; the juice of other fruits prepared in imitation of wine. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for wine

  1. Will you take wine – Foes by Mary Johnston
  2. But let's have another taste of wine – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly