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Wine - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] a red as dark as red wine
[n] fermented juice (of grapes especially)
[v] treat to wine; "Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for a week"
[v] drink wine

Synonyms

vino - (2 syllables), wine-colored - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel. v[=i]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E. withy. Cf. {Vine}, {Vineyard}, {Vinous}, {Withy}.]
1. 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. ``Red wine of Gascoigne.'' --Piers Plowman. Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov. xx.
1. Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton. Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol, containing also certain small quantities of ethers and ethereal salts which give character and bouquet. According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines are called {red}, {white}, {spirituous}, {dry}, {light}, {still}, etc.
2. 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.
3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication. Noah awoke from his wine. --Gen. ix. 2
4. {Birch wine}, {Cape wine}, etc. See under {Birch}, {Cape}, etc. {Spirit of wine}. See under {Spirit}. {To have drunk wine of ape} or {wine ape}, to be so drunk as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer. {Wine acid}. (Chem.) See {Tartaric acid}, under {Tartaric}. [Colloq.] {Wine apple} (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a rich, vinous flavor. {Wine bag}, a wine skin. {Wine biscuit}, a kind of sweet biscuit served with wine. {Wine cask}, a cask for holding wine, or which holds, or has held, wine. {Wine cellar}, a cellar adapted or used for storing wine. {Wine cooler}, a vessel of porous earthenware used to cool wine by the evaporation of water; also, a stand for wine bottles, containing ice. {Wine fly} (Zo["o]l.), small two-winged fly of the genus {Piophila}, whose larva lives in wine, cider, and other fermented liquors. {Wine grower}, one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine. {Wine measure}, the measure by which wines and other spirits are sold, smaller than beer measure. {Wine merchant}, a merchant who deals in wines. {Wine of opium} (Pharm.), a solution of opium in aromatized sherry wine, having the same strength as ordinary laudanum; -- also {Sydenham's laudanum}. {Wine press}, a machine or apparatus in which grapes are pressed to extract their juice. {Wine skin}, a bottle or bag of skin, used, in various countries, for carrying wine. {Wine stone}, a kind of crust deposited in wine casks. See 1st {Tartar},
1. {Wine vault}. (a) A vault where wine is stored. (b) A place where wine is served at the bar, or at tables; a dramshop. --Dickens. {Wine vinegar}, vinegar made from wine. {Wine whey}, whey made from milk coagulated by the use of wine.

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