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Definitions of wine

  1. fermented juice ( of grapes especially)
  2. drink wine
  3. a red as dark as red wine
  4. treat to wine; " Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for a week"
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.
  8. The formented juice of grapes; a drink made from the juice of other fruits or plants.
  9. The fermented juice of the grape of fruit of the vine ( Vitis vinifera). Wines are distinguished practically by their color, hardness or softness on the palate, their flavor, and their being still or effervescing. The difference in the quality of wines depend partly upon differences in the vines, but more on the differences of the soils in which they are planted, in the exposure of the vineyards, in the treatment of the grapes, and the mode of manufacturing the wines. When the grapes are fully ripe, they generally yield the most perfect wine as to strength and flavor. The leading character of wine, however, must be referred to the alcohol which it contains, and upon which its intoxicating powers principally depend. The amount of alcohol in the stronger ports and sherries is from 16 to 25 per cent; in hock, claret, and other light wines from 7 per cent. Wine containing more than 13 per cent of alcohol may be assumed to be fortified with brandy or other spirit. The most celebrated ancient wines were those of Lesbos and Chios among the Greeks, and the Falernian and Cecuban among the Romans. The principal modern wines are Port, Sherry, Claret, Champagne, Madeira, Hock, Marsala, etc., etc. The varieties of wine produced are almost endless, and differ in every constituent according to the locality, season, and age; but generally the produce of each vineyard retains its own leading characteristics. The principal wine- producing countries are France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sicily, Greece, Cape Colony, Australia, and America. The name wine is also given to the juice of certain fruits prepared in imitation of wine obtained from grapes, but distinguished by naming the source whence it is derived, as currant wine, gooseberry wine; to the effect of drinking wine in excess, intoxication, as " Noah a woke from his wine."- Gen. ix. 24; to the act of drinking wine, as " Who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine."- Prov. xxiii. 29, 30; to a wine party at the English universities, as " The ex- coach was drinking brandy- and- water, and maundering about great wines, and patrician bear- fights."- Miss Braddon.
  10. Fermented juice of grapes, or of other fruits.
  11. To entertain or treat with wine.
  12. The fermented juice of the grape or other fruit; also, the unfermented juice of the grape.
  13. The fermented juice of grapes; the juice of certain fruits, prepared with sugar, spirits, & c.; intoxication; drinking. Spirit of wine, alcohol.
  14. The fermented juice of grapes; intoxication; the juice of other fruits prepared in imitation of wine.
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Usage examples for wine

  1. Will you take wine? – Foes by Mary Johnston
  2. But let's have another taste of wine. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  3. Does Monsieur think that I, too, was in wine?" – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  4. Would you like a little wine and water? – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  5. Better is old wine than new, and old friends likewise. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  6. We have gold enough, and food and wine enough, fair lady. – Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race by Maud Isabel Ebbutt
  7. Mr. Delamayn helped himself to a second glass of wine. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  8. Do you mean to say that Hilda was giving him- wine? – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  9. Father, will you have another glass of wine? – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  10. On that day men and women used to go about dressed in each other's clothes, and calling at various houses and drinking hot elder wine. – Weather and Folk Lore of Peterborough and District by Charles Dack
  11. Father, said Charley, as they sat over their wine, I'm about tired of town. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  12. Why didn't he accept a glass of wine? – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  13. Can I say what I believe the wine of life to be? – Joyous Gard by Arthur Christopher Benson
  14. The King's daughter, Flame- of- Wine. – The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum
  15. Already the lamp on Flores's table was lighted, there in the kitchen where Malvey was drinking wine with the old Mexican. – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  16. I am sorry you won't take another glass of wine. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  17. Will you not have some wine with it? – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  18. You rascal, you have brought in no wine for the lady. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  19. Will you have some wine and some coffee, though? – The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  20. The ladies retired to the drawing- room, while the gentlemen prepared to sit over their wine. – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
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