From Middle English wyn, win, from Old English wīn, from Proto-West Germanic *wīn, from Proto-Germanic *wīną, either directly or via Latin vīnum from Proto-Indo-European *wóyh₁nom (wine). Doublet of vine.
wine (countable and uncountable, plural wines)
- An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting grape juice, with an ABV ranging from 5.5–16%.
- Wine is usually stronger than beer.
- An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting other substances, producing a similar ABV.
- Dandelion wine, rice wine, plum wine and cherry wine are just a few examples of the different types of wine; wine made with grapes is only the beginning.
- (countable) A serving of wine.
- I'd like three beers and two wines, please. My friend will have the same.
- (uncountable) The color of red wine, a deep reddish purple.
- apple wine
- barley wine
- bishop's wine
- dandelion wine
- fruit wine
- ginger wine
- grape wine
- honey wine
- house wine
- orange wine
- palm wine
- plum wine
- red wine
- rice wine
- rosé wine
- sparkling wine
- strawberry wine
- table wine
- white wine
- wine bottle
- wine cellar
- wine cooler
- wine grape
- wine gum
- wine vinegar
wine (third-person singular simple present wines, present participle wining, simple past and past participle wined)
- To entertain someone with wine.
- The party guests were wined and dined.
- To drink wine.
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