see also: Wine, WINE
Pronunciation Noun


  1. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting the juice of grapes.
    Wine is stronger than beer.
    She ordered some wine for the meal.
    • 1962 (quoting 1381 text), Hans Kurath & Sherman M. Kuhn, eds., Middle English Dictionary, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, ISBN 978-0-472-01044-8, page 1242:
      dorrẹ̅, dōrī adj. & n. […] cook. glazed with a yellow substance; pome(s ~, sopes ~. […] 1381 Pegge Cook. Recipes page 114: For to make Soupys dorry. Nym onyons […] Nym wyn […] toste wyte bred and do yt in dischis, and god Almande mylk.
  2. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting the juice of fruits or vegetables other than grapes, usually preceded by the type of the fruit or vegetable; for example, "dandelion wine".
  3. (countable) A serving of wine.
    I'd like three beers and two wines, please.
  4. (uncountable) A dark purplish red colour; the colour of red wine.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

wine (wines, present participle wining; past and past participle wined)

  1. (transitive) To entertain with wine.
    • 1919, Lee Meriwether, The War Diary of a Diplomat, Dodd, Mead and Company, page 159:
      Neither Major Wadhams nor I is accustomed to being wined and dined by perfect strangers who do not even present themselves, but leave servants to do the honors, consequently to both of us our present situation smacks of romance and adventure;
  2. (intransitive) To drink wine.
  • French: arroser, fêter en buvant
  • German: mit Wein traktieren
  • Italian: offrire pranzi e cene
  • French: boire du vin
  • German: Wein trinken
  • Italian: bere del vino, bere il vino
  • Portuguese: beber vinho
  • Spanish: tomar/beber vino

wine (uncountable)

  1. (British dialect) Wind.

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. (software) A free and [[open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow computer programs developed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems.]]
  3. (dated) Acronym of Windows Emulator
  4. Acronym of Wine is not an emulator

Proper noun
  1. (software) Alternative form of Wine

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