- wine [wīn]n.[ME < OE win, akin to ON vin, Ger & Goth wein < early Gmc borrowing < L vinum, wine: see VINE]1. the fermented juice of grapes, used as an alcoholic beverage and in cooking, religious ceremonies, etc.: wines vary in color (red, white, rosé, etc.) and sugar content ( sweet, dry, etc.), may be effervescent ( sparkling) or noneffervescent ( still), and are sometimes strengthened with additional alcohol ( fortified)2. the fermented juice of other fruits or plants, used as an alcoholic beverage [dandelion wine]3. anything having an intoxicating or exhilarating effect4. a dark, purplish red resembling the color of red winesvt., vi.wined, winingto provide with or drink wine: usually in the phrase wine and dine, to entertain lavishly with food, drink, etc.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.