wine

n. & v.
—n.
1 fermented grape-juice as an alcoholic drink.
2 a fermented drink resembling this made from other fruits etc. as specified (elderberry wine; ginger wine).
3 the dark-red colour of red wine.
—v.
1 intr. drink wine.
2 tr. entertain to wine.
Phrases and idioms:
wine and dine entertain to or have a meal with wine. wine bar a bar or small restaurant where wine is the main drink available. wine bottle a glass bottle for wine, the standard size holding 75 cl or 26 2/3 fl. oz. wine box a square carton of wine with a dispensing tap. wine cellar
1 a cellar for storing wine.
2 the contents of this. wine-grower a cultivator of grapes for wine. wine list a list of wines available in a restaurant etc.
wine-tasting
1 judging the quality of wine by tasting it.
2 an occasion for this. wine vinegar vinegar made from wine as distinct from malt. wine waiter a waiter responsible for serving wine.
Derivatives:
wineless adj.
Etymology: OE win f. Gmc f. L vinum

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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