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Wine appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Wow, race winners really want red wine right away!

Wine appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Five wine experts jokingly quizzed sample Chablis. (43 letters)
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Wine appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • For a tsar evens a wine den I was never a star of.
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Wine is sometimes a misspelling of when or women.

The word wine is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun wine

What does wine mean as a name of something?

Wine is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: wines

  1. fermented juice (of grapes especially)
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of wine: vino
    • more generic terms: alcohol / alcoholic beverage / alcoholic drink / inebriant / intoxicant = a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
    • more specific terms:
      • vintage = a season's yield of wine from a vineyard
      • red wine = wine having a red color derived from skins of dark-colored grapes
      • white wine = pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
      • blush wine / pink wine / rose wine / rose = pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
      • sacramental wine / altar wine = used in a communion service
      • sparkling wine = effervescent wine
      • Burgundy wine / Burgundy = red table wine from the Burgundy region of France
      • Bordeaux wine / Bordeaux = any of several red or white wines produced around Bordeaux, France or wines resembling them
      • California wine = any of various wines produced in California
      • Cotes de Provence = a wine from southeastern France on the Mediterranean coast
      • dessert wine = still sweet wine often served with dessert or after a meal
      • Dubonnet = a sweet aromatic French wine (red or white) used chiefly as an aperitif
      • jug wine = inexpensive wine sold in large bottles or jugs
      • maconnais / macon = fine Burgundy wine usually white and dry
      • plonk = a cheap wine of inferior quality
      • retsina = Greek wine flavored with resin
      • Rhone wine = any of various wines from the Rhone River valley in France
      • table wine = wine containing not more than 14 percent alcohol usually served with a meal
      • Tokay = Hungarian wine made from Tokay grapes
      • vermouth = any of several white wines flavored with aromatic herbs
      • generic wine / generic = wine that does not meet the minimum qualifications and standards for use of a designation by appellation of origin (where the grapes are grown) or by varietal content
      • varietal wine / varietal = a wine made principally from one grape and carrying the name of that grape
      • fortified wine = wine to which alcohol (usually grape brandy) has been added
      • mulled wine = wine heated with sugar and spices and often citrus fruit
    • substance of: grape = any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; negus = wine and hot water with sugar and lemon juice and nutmeg
  2. a red as dark as red wine

Alternative definition of the noun wine


  1. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting juice of grapes.
  2. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting 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
  4. [uncountable] A dark purplish red colour; the colour of red wine.
  5. [context: nonstandard, British] wind

Definition of the verb wine

What does wine mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wined | wining | wines

  1. drink wine
  2. treat to wine
    • example: Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for a week
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • more generic words: regale / treat = provide with choice or abundant food or drink

Alternative definition of the verb wine


  1. [transitive] To entertain with wine.
  2. [intransitive] To drink wine.


  1. "Wine" was a 1924 American silent melodrama directed by Louis J. Gasnier, produced and released by Universal Pictures under their 'Jewel' banner. The film featured Clara Bow in her first starring role. The film is now presumed lost.
  2. "Wine" is a 1913 short comedy film featuring Fatty Arbuckle.


Who is Wine?

Wine is a film director.

Phrases with Wine

Phrases starting with the word Wine:

  1. wine bar
  2. Wine gum
  3. Wine Key
  4. wine-red
  5. wine cask

Phrases ending with the word Wine:

  1. Box wine
  2. Ice Wine
  3. jug wine
  4. may wine
  5. red wine
  6. Cask Wine
  7. Coca wine
  8. Palm wine
  9. pink wine
  10. Plum Wine
  11. port wine
  12. Rice wine
  13. rose wine
  14. Rosé Wine
  15. Tent Wine

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wine

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Google previewAnnual Plant Reviews, Biology of Plant Metabolomics (2011)

by Robert D. Hall

Chapter 10 PROGRESS IN CHEMOMETRICS AND BIOSTATISTICS FOR PLANT APPLICATIONS, OR: A GOOD RED WINE IS A BAD WHITE WINE Joachim Kopka1, Dirk Walther1, J. William Allwood2 and Royston Goodacre2 1Max Planck ...

Google previewThe Gospel According to St. Luke (2014)

With Notes Critical and Practical by M. F. Sadler

The old cloth and the old wine is the old or Jewish dispensation, the new cloth or new wine is the Christian, and the Lord here teaches a lesson which even the Apostles were very slow in learning, viz., that the Christian Church cannot be put ...

Google previewWine and Culture (2013)

Vineyard to Glass by Rachel E. Black, Robert C. Ulin

Wine is a product of nature as much as it is a product of human craft and ingenuity. Although there are important microclimatic and geographic considerations, winegrowing involves human intervention in nearly every step of the process—from ...

Google previewLandscapes Of Bacchus (2014)

The Vine in Portugal by Dan Stanislawski

The Douro Area ort Wine is a great wine because it is the product of long experimentation, meticulous attention to details, and strict controls; and no Portuguese vineyardist would doubt that the environment of the Douro valley, its place of ...

Google previewNutrition and Health in the Bible (2008)

by Kathleen O'Bannon

WINE IS A MOCKER! PROVERBS 20: 1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not ...

Google previewWine Quality (2009)

Tasting and Selection by Keith Grainger

Wine is an elegant drink, and more. What may appear to be a simple glass of wine can contain a complexity of aromas, flavours, textures and colours encapsulating the skills of generations of winemakers developed in many countries and on ...

Google previewHugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine 2001 (2010)

by Hugh Johnson

Anchovies A robust wine: red, white or rosé-try Rioja. Or Muscadet. Bass, sea Weissburgunder from Baden or Pfalz. Vg for any fine/delicate white, eg Coonawarra dry Riesling, Chablis, white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Beurre blanc, fish with ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink (2005)

An A-Z of Alcoholic Beverages by Ned Halley

Liot, Château wine estate of ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of the Wines and Domaines of France (2000)

by Clive Coates

Champagne is the celehration wine. lt launches ships; it commemorates anniversaries; it toasts weddings. As Talleyrand. foreign minister of France in 1814 said. it is a civihsing wine; an elevating wine. as Jorrocks neatly put it (' champagne ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Restaurant Forms (2004)

A Complete Kit of Ready-to-use Checklists, Worksheets, and Training Aids for a Successful Food Service Operation by Douglas Robert Brown

C3-6 Wine Terminology ........................................................C3-8 Wine ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Foods (2002)

A Guide to Healthy Nutrition by Experts from Dole Food Company, Experts from The Mayo Clinic, Experts from UCLA Center for H

Serves 4 4 whole pears 1/2 cup sugar 1 fresh lemon 1/2 bottle red wine 1/2 stick cinnamon (1 tsp ground) Pinch of nutmeg Peel pears, leaving stem. Remove core from the bottom. Lightly rub pears with cut lemon to prevent browning.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Religion (2009)

by Molefi Kete Asante, Ama Mazama

Turkey Duck, Rice, Liquor, Fruit Raw Rice, Gin, Palm Wine Candy, Cookies, Cake, Honey, Fanta Orange Soda, Fruity Wine, Nana Esi Ketewaa Sugar Cane, Yams, Eggs Kola Nuts, Beer, Schnapps, Rum, Tiger Nuts Peanuts, Green Bananas, ...

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Quotes about Wine

With the first glass a man drinks wine, with the second glass the wine drinks the wine, with the third glass the wine drinks the man.
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Scrabble value of W4I1N1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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