Vintner Vint"ner, n. [OE. vintener, viniter, OF. vinetier, vinotier, LL. vinetarius, fr. L. vinetum a vineyard, fr. vinum wine. See {Wine}.] One who deals in wine; a wine seller, or wine merchant. [1913 Webster]

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  • vintner — [vint′nər] n. [altered < ME viniter, vintner < OFr vinetier < ML vinetarius < L vinetum, vineyard < vinum: see VINE] 1. a person who sells wine; wine merchant 2. a person who makes wine …   English World dictionary

  • vintner — (n.) wine merchant, early 15c., alteration of vinter (c.1300), from Anglo Fr. vineter, O.Fr. vinetier, from M.L. vinetarius a wine dealer, from L. vinetum vineyard, from vinum wine (see VINE (Cf. vine)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vintner — ► NOUN ▪ a wine merchant. ORIGIN Old French vinetier, from Latin vinetum vineyard …   English terms dictionary

  • vintner — [[t]vɪ̱ntnə(r)[/t]] vintners 1) N COUNT A vintner is someone whose job is to buy and sell wine. [FORMAL] 2) N COUNT A vintner is someone who grows grapes and makes wine. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • vintner — UK [ˈvɪntnə(r)] / US [ˈvɪntnər] noun [countable] Word forms vintner : singular vintner plural vintners formal someone whose job is to sell wine. A more usual word is wine merchant …   English dictionary

  • vintner — /vintnar/ One who sells wine. A covenant prohibiting the trade of a vintner includes a person selling wines not to be drunk on the premises …   Black's law dictionary

  • vintner — noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of vineter, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin vinetarius, from Latin vinetum vineyard, from vinum wine Date: 15th century 1. a wine merchant 2. a person who makes wine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vintner — /vint neuhr/, n. a person who makes wine or sells wines. [1400 50; late ME vint(e)ner, deriv. of vin(e)ter < AF; OF vinetier < ML vinetarius, equiv. to L vinet(um) vineyard (vin(um) WINE + etum suffix denoting place where a given plant grows) +… …   Universalium

  • vintner — noun a) A seller of wine b) A manufacturer of wine …   Wiktionary

  • vintner — Synonyms and related words: baker, barkeep, barkeeper, barmaid, barman, bartender, bookdealer, bookseller, bootlegger, brewer, brewmaster, butcher, chandler, clothing merchant, confectioner, distiller, draper, drysalter, fishmonger, fishwife,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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