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Word of the Day 04/15/17 Wine

Wine (noun, adjective, verb)
wine [wahyn] (previously 02-24-13)


noun
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. Pharmacology , vinum.
6. something that invigorates, cheers, or intoxicates like wine.
7. British.
a. a social gathering at which wine is the major beverage.
b. a party, especially one held by university students, for drinking wine.
8. Obsolete. intoxication due to the drinking of wine.

adjective
1. dark red in color.

verb (used with object)
1. to supply with wine: He wined his cellar with rare vintages.

verb (used without object)
1. to drink wine.

Idioms
1. new wine in old bottles, something new placed in or superimposed on an old or existing form, system, etc. Matt. 9:17
2. wine and dine, to entertain lavishly: They wined and dined us in order to get us to sign the new contract.

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Origin: before 900; Middle English (noun), Old English win (cognate with Dutch wijn, German Wein, Old Norse vin, Gothic wein ) « Latin vinum (cognate with Greek oînos )



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