• (British, America) IPA: /paɪn/


  1. (countable, uncountable) Any coniferous tree of the genus Pinus.
    Synonyms: pine tree
    The northern slopes were covered mainly in pine.
  2. (countable) Any tree (usually coniferous) which resembles a member of this genus in some respect.
  3. (uncountable) The wood of this tree.
    Synonyms: pinewood
  4. (archaic, except, South Africa) A pineapple.
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  • German: kiefernartiger Baum, pinienartiger Baum
  • Spanish: pino
Translations Noun

pine (plural pines)

  1. (archaic) A painful longing.
Translations Verb

pine (pines, present participle pining; past and past participle pined)

  1. To languish; to lose flesh or wear away through distress.
    Synonyms: languish, droop
    • 1855, John Sullivan Dwight (translator), “Oh Holy Night”, as printed in 1871, Adolphe-Charles Adam (music), “Cantique de Noël”, G. Schirmer (New York), originally by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, 1847
      Long lay the world in sin and error pining / Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth
  2. (intransitive) To long, to yearn so much that it causes suffering.
    Synonyms: long, yearn
    Laura was pining for Bill all the time he was gone.
  3. (transitive) To grieve or mourn for.
  4. (transitive) To inflict pain upon; to torment.
    Synonyms: torment, torture, afflict
    • One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack.
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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