wine
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English win, from Old English wīn; akin to Old High German wīn wine; both ultimately from Latin vinum wine, perhaps of non-Indo-European origin; akin to the source of Greek oinos wine Date: before 12th century 1. a. the alcoholic fermented juice of fresh grapes used as a beverage b. wine or a substitute used in Christian communion services 2. the alcoholic usually fermented juice of a plant product (as a fruit) used as a beverage <
blackberry wine
>
3. something that invigorates or intoxicates 4. a dark red II. verb (wined; wining) Date: 1829 intransitive verb to drink wine transitive verb to give wine to <
wined and dined his friends
>

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