Definition of wine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//waɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//waɪn//
    Alcoholic drinks
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  1. 1   [uncountable, countable] an alcoholic drink made from the juice of grapes that has been left to ferment. There are many different kinds of wine. a bottle of wine a glass of dry/sweet wine red/rosé/white wine sparkling wine see also table wine See related entries: Alcoholic drinks
  2. 2 [uncountable, countable] an alcoholic drink made from plants or fruits other than grapes elderberry/rice wine
  3. 3 [uncountable] (also wine red) a dark red colour More Like This Colour compounds baby blue, china-blue, cobalt blue, electric blue, ice-blue, midnight blue, navy blue, peacock blue, petrol blue, powder blue, royal blue, sky-blue blood-red, cherry red, pillar-box red, wine red bottle-green, emerald green, jade green, lime green, olive-green, pea-green, sea-green lemon yellow, primrose yellow lily-white, snow-white coal-black, jet black, pitch-black charcoal grey, iron-grey, slate-grey rose pink, salmon pink, shocking pink nut-brownSee worksheet.
  4. Word OriginOld English wīn, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wijn, German Wein, based on Latin vinum.Extra examples A good selection of wine by the glass was on offer. About 60% of Australia’s wine is produced in South Australia. Add two tablespoons of white wine vinegar. Do you drink wine? He served a light white wine with the lunch. He went to Chile to taste wines. I took another bottle from the wine rack. I’ll have some wine, please. Open the wine an hour before the meal to let it breathe. Red wine grapes grow well here. She took a sip of her wine. The restaurant has an extensive wine list. The restaurant’s house wines are Australian. The restaurant’s house wines are an Australian Chardonnay and a French red. The supermarket holds occasional wine-tasting sessions. The waiter went around pouring the wine. The waiter went round topping up people’s wine. The wine flowed freely at the party. The wine had gone to his head and he was starting to talk rubbish. The winery has been making wine for 25 years. The winery has been making wine for a couple of centuries. The younger wines will be mature after about three years. They always ply their clients with wine before getting down to business. We hold occasional wine-tasting sessions. Would you like another drop of wine? a cheap sour wine a farm at the edge of northern California’s wine country a wine-growing region chilled white wine fortified wines such as port and sherry some new wines from South Africa wine aged in the bottle
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