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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Wine
  1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment."Red wineof Gascoigne." [Piers Plowman.]" Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." [Prov. xx. 1.]"Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine." [Milton.]
  2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as, currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
  3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication."Noah awoke from his wine." [Gen. ix. 24.]

Note: ☞ Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol, containing also certain small quantities of ethers and ethereal salts which give character and bouquet. According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines are called red white spirituous dry light still, etc.

Etymology: OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinumcf. Icel. vīn; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos , and E. withy. Cf. Vine Vineyard Vinous Withy

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  1. A red as dark as red wine
  2. Fermented juice (of grapes especially)
  3. Treat to wine ("Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for a week")
  4. Drink wine

From Middle English win, from Old English wīn, from Proto-Germanic *wīną (compare Dutch wijn, German Wein, Icelandic vín), from Latin vīnum, from Proto-Indo-European *wóih₁nom (compare Hittite 𒃾𒅖 (wiyan-), Armenian գինի (gini), Albanian verë, Ancient Greek οἶνος (oînos), neuter of *wih₁ḗn (“grapevine”), from *weih₁- (“to plait, wattle”) (compare Norwegian vegg (“wall”), Latin vieō (“to bind, interweave”), Serbo-Croatian vȉjem (“I twist, wind”), Sanskrit वयति (vayati, “he weaves”).

  1. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting the juice of grapes.
    is stronger than beer.
    She ordered some for the meal.
  2. An alcoholic beverage made by fermenting the 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.
    I'd like three beers and two , please.
  4. (uncountable) A dark purplish red colour; the colour of red wine.

  1. (nonstandard, Britain) wind

    wine was also found in the following language(s): Middle High German and Old English

    Notable Persons Named Wine


    Wine Chit Aung is an athlete for the Nay Pyi Taw F.C.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Wine

    Iron & Wine is a folk music, folk rock, and indie folk musician. He plays Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Percussion instrument, Harmonica, Bass guitar, and Vocals. Iron was given the name Samuel Beam on July 26th, 1974 in Chapin, South Carolina.


    Bobby Wine is a baseball player. Bobby was born on September 17th, 1938 in New York City.


    Bobi Wine is a musician, entrepreneur, entertainer, and philanthropist. He was most active from 2000 to present. Bobi was born on February 12th, 1982 in Uganda. Bobi is also known as Kyagulanyi.


    Moe Set Wine is a model, businessperson, and model (people). She holds the title Miss Myanmar 2013 and Miss Myanmar. Moe was given the name Wai Wai Khine on May 20th, 1988 in Yangon.



    Hefe Wine is a hip hop music, rhythm, blues, chopped, and screwed musician. Hefe was given the name Maurice Williams in Houston. Hefe is also known as Wine-O, Black Jew, and NuWine.


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    Popularity of Wine as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Wine U.S.
      White 88.12% 64.26%
      African American 7.19% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.90% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.55% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Wine

    People with the last name Wine are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Wine

    • How Popular is the name Wine? As a last name Wine was the 7,674th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Wine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wine is Saturday, October 2nd, 1897.
    • How unique is the name Wine? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wine. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Wine: Your name in reverse order is Eniw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wine. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Wine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,327 people with the last name Wine.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wine? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Wine as their last name.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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