vintage
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably alteration of vendage, from Anglo-French vendage, vendenge, from Latin vindemia grape-gathering, vintage, from vinum wine, grapes + demere to take off, from de- + emere to take — more at wine, redeem Date: 15th century 1. a. (1) a season's yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard (2) wine; especially a usually superior wine all or most of which comes from a single year b. a collection of contemporaneous and similar persons or things ; crop 2. the act or time of harvesting grapes or making wine 3. a. a period of origin or manufacture <
a piano of 1845 vintage
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b. length of existence ; age II. adjective Date: 1601 1. of wine of, relating to, or produced in a particular vintage 2. of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality ; classic 3. a. dating from the past ; old b. outmoded, old-fashioned 4. of the best and most characteristic — used with a proper noun <
vintage Shaw: a wise and winning comedy — Time
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Vintage — (engl. Weinlese, als adjektiv: klassisch) bezeichnet: (als Anglizismus) einen besonders ausgezeichneten Jahrgang eines Weines, Portweins, Whiskeys oder Madeiras, siehe Jahrgang (Wein) Vintage Computer Festival Europe, die größte europäische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • vintage — [vin′tij] n. [ME, earlier vendage < OFr vendange < L vindemia, vintage < vinum, wine (see VINE) + demere, to remove < de , off + emere, to take: see REDEEM] 1. a) the crop or yield of a particular vineyard or grape growing region in a …   English World dictionary

  • Vintage — Vint age (?; 48), n. [Corrupted by influence of vintner, vintry, from OE. vindage, vendage, for vendange, OF. vendenge, F. vendange, from L. vindemia; vinum wine, grapes + demere to take off; de + emere, originally, to take. See {Wine}, {Redeem} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vintage — puede referirse a: Vintage es un término tomado del inglés, procedente a su vez del latín (‘vindemia’), para designar cualquier objeto antiguo, de diseño artístico y una factura de calidad. Vintage, álbum musical de 2001 de Los Tipitos. The… …   Wikipedia Español

  • vintage — s. m. 1.  [Enologia] Ano de boa colheita vinícola. • adj. 2 g. 2 núm. s. m. 2.  [Enologia] Diz se de ou vinho fino de uma só colheita, produzido em ano de reconhecida qualidade, com características organolépticas excepcionais, retinto e encorpado …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • vintage — (n.) mid 15c., harvest of grapes, yield of wine from a vineyard, from Anglo Fr. vintage (mid 14c.), from O.Fr. vendage yield from a vineyard, from L. vindemia a gathering of grapes, yield of grapes, from comb. form of vinum wine (see WINE (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • vintage — index age, old Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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