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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wine \Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel.
v[imac]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E.
withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]
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
wine of Gascoigne." --Piers Plowman.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and
whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov.
Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.
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.
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.
Birch wine, Cape wine, etc. See under Birch, Cape,
Spirit of wine. See under Spirit.
To have drunk wine of ape or To have drunk wine ape, to
be so drunk as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Wine acid. (Chem.) See Tartaric acid, under Tartaric.
Wine apple (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a
rich, vinous flavor.
Wine fly (Zool.), small two-winged fly of the genus
Piophila, whose larva lives in wine, cider, and other
Wine grower, one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine.
Wine measure, the measure by which wines and other spirits
are sold, smaller than beer measure.
Wine merchant, a merchant who deals in wines.
Wine of opium (Pharm.), a solution of opium in aromatized
sherry wine, having the same strength as ordinary
laudanum; -- also Sydenham's laudanum.
Wine press, a machine or apparatus in which grapes are
pressed to extract their juice.
Wine skin, a bottle or bag of skin, used, in various
countries, for carrying wine.
Wine stone, a kind of crust deposited in wine casks. See
1st Tartar, 1.
(a) A vault where wine is stored.
(b) A place where wine is served at the bar, or at tables;
a dramshop. --Dickens.
Wine vinegar, vinegar made from wine.
Wine whey, whey made from milk coagulated by the use of
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: fermented juice (of grapes especially) [syn: wine,
2: a red as dark as red wine [syn: wine, wine-colored,
v 1: drink wine
2: treat to wine; "Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
219 Moby Thesaurus words for "wine":
Alba Flora, Algarve, Alsace, Anjou, Assmannshausen, Bad Kreuznach,
Barbera, Bardolino, Barsac, Beaujolais, Beaune, Bordeaux, Bucelas,
Burgundy, Cahors, Canary, Castelli Romani, Catawba, Chalonnais,
Chambertin, Champagne, Chian, Chianti, Chiaretto, Chilean wine,
Clairette de Die, Concord wine, Constantia, Cortese, Corton, Corvo,
Deidesheimer, Delaware, Egri Bikaver, Eszencia, Etna,
Fendant de Sion, Fixin, Frascati, Gamay, Geisenheimer, Gragano,
Graves, Grenache, Grignolino, Grinzig, Grumello, Hattenheimer,
Hermitage, Inferno, Lambrusco, Liebfraumilch, Lugana, Madeira,
Malvasia, Mamertino, Manzanilla, Medoc, Meursault, Montrachet,
Moroccan wine, Moselle, Muscadet, Muscat, Nackenheimer,
Napa Valley, Oeil de Perdrix, Pallini, Palomino, Peruvian wine,
Pinot Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Pinot noir, Pomerol, Pommard,
Pouilly-Fuisse, Pouilly-Fume, Reuilly, Rhine, Ribero, Riquewihr,
Romanee Conti, Sancerre, Santa Clara Valley, Sassella, Saumur,
Sekt, Semillon, Steinwein, Sylvaner, Tarragona, Tavel, Titian,
Titian-red, Touraine, Traminer, Verdicchio, Vougeot, abboccato,
altar wine, amoroso, blanc de noirs, bricky, bual, cardinal,
carmine, carnation, carnelian, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored,
cherry-red, claret, consumo, cowslip wine, cream sherry, crimson,
currant wine, damask, damson wine, demi-sec, dessert wine,
domestic wine, extra sec, ferruginous, fiery, fire-red,
flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, glowing, gooseberry wine, gules,
hock, hot, imported wine, incarmined, inflamed, infrared, iron-red,
kosher wine, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, light wine,
lobster-red, lurid, maroon, muscatel, must, new wine,
nonvintage wine, parsnip wine, peach wine, pink wine, port,
port-wine, puce, quince wine, raisin wine, red, red wine, red-dyed,
red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown,
retsina, rhubarb wine, riserva, rose, rose wine, rubicund,
rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby port, ruby-colored,
ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty,
sack, sage wine, sauterne, scarlet, sec, sercial, sherry,
smooth wine, soave, solera sherry, sparkling Burgundy,
sparkling wine, stammel, still wine, stone wine, sweet wine,
table wine, thin wine, tile-red, vermilion, vermouth, vin,
vin mousseux, vin ordinaire, vinaceous, vino, vintage wine, warm,
white wine, wine-colored, wine-red
From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :
The common Hebrew word for wine is _yayin_, from a root meaning
"to boil up," "to be in a ferment." Others derive it from a root
meaning "to tread out," and hence the juice of the grape trodden
out. The Greek word for wine is _oinos_, and the Latin _vinun_.
But besides this common Hebrew word, there are several others
which are thus rendered.
(1.) Ashishah (2 Sam. 6:19; 1 Chr. 16:3; Cant. 2:5; Hos. 3:1),
which, however, rather denotes a solid cake of pressed grapes,
or, as in the Revised Version, a cake of raisins.
(2.) 'Asis, "sweet wine," or "new wine," the product of the
same year (Cant. 8:2; Isa. 49:26; Joel 1:5; 3:18; Amos 9:13),
from a root meaning "to tread," hence juice trodden out or
pressed out, thus referring to the method by which the juice is
obtained. The power of intoxication is ascribed to it.
(3.) Hometz. See VINEGAR.
(4.) Hemer, Deut. 32:14 (rendered "blood of the grape") Isa.
27:2 ("red wine"), Ezra 6:9; 7:22; Dan. 5:1, 2, 4. This word
conveys the idea of "foaming," as in the process of
fermentation, or when poured out. It is derived from the root
_hamar_, meaning "to boil up," and also "to be red," from the
idea of boiling or becoming inflamed.
(5.) 'Enabh, a grape (Deut. 32:14). The last clause of this
verse should be rendered as in the Revised Version, "and of the
blood of the grape ['enabh] thou drankest wine [hemer]." In Hos.
3:1 the phrase in Authorized Version, "flagons of wine," is in
the Revised Version correctly "cakes of raisins." (Comp. Gen.
49:11; Num. 6:3; Deut. 23:24, etc., where this Hebrew word is
rendered in the plural "grapes.")
(6.) Mesekh, properly a mixture of wine and water with spices
that increase its stimulating properties (Isa. 5:22). Ps. 75:8,
"The wine [yayin] is red; it is full of mixture [mesekh];" Prov.
23:30, "mixed wine;" Isa. 65:11, "drink offering" (R.V.,
(7.) Tirosh, properly "must," translated "wine" (Deut. 28:51);
"new wine" (Prov. 3:10); "sweet wine" (Micah 6:15; R.V.,
"vintage"). This Hebrew word has been traced to a root meaning
"to take possession of" and hence it is supposed that tirosh is
so designated because in intoxicating it takes possession of the
brain. Among the blessings promised to Esau (Gen. 27:28) mention
is made of "plenty of corn and tirosh." Palestine is called "a
land of corn and tirosh" (Deut. 33:28; comp. Isa. 36:17). See
also Deut. 28:51; 2 Chr. 32:28; Joel 2:19; Hos. 4:11, ("wine
[yayin] and new wine [tirosh] take away the heart").
(8.) Sobhe (root meaning "to drink to excess," "to suck up,"
"absorb"), found only in Isa. 1:22, Hos. 4:18 ("their drink;"
Gesen. and marg. of R.V., "their carouse"), and Nah. 1:10
("drunken as drunkards;" lit., "soaked according to their
drink;" R.V., "drenched, as it were, in their drink", i.e.,
according to their sobhe).
(9.) Shekar, "strong drink," any intoxicating liquor; from a
root meaning "to drink deeply," "to be drunken", a generic term
applied to all fermented liquors, however obtained. Num. 28:7,
"strong wine" (R.V., "strong drink"). It is sometimes
distinguished from wine, c.g., Lev. 10:9, "Do not drink wine
[yayin] nor strong drink [shekar];" Num. 6:3; Judg. 13:4, 7;
Isa. 28:7 (in all these places rendered "strong drink").
Translated "strong drink" also in Isa. 5:11; 24:9; 29:9; 56:12;
Prov. 20:1; 31:6; Micah 2:11.
(10.) Yekebh (Deut. 16:13, but in R.V. correctly
"wine-press"), a vat into which the new wine flowed from the
press. Joel 2:24, "their vats;" 3:13, "the fats;" Prov. 3:10,
"Thy presses shall burst out with new wine [tirosh];" Hag. 2:16;
Jer. 48:33, "wine-presses;" 2 Kings 6:27; Job. 24:11.
(11.) Shemarim (only in plural), "lees" or "dregs" of wine. In
Isa. 25:6 it is rendered "wines on the lees", i.e., wine that
has been kept on the lees, and therefore old wine.
(12.) Mesek, "a mixture," mixed or spiced wine, not diluted
with water, but mixed with drugs and spices to increase its
strength, or, as some think, mingled with the lees by being
shaken (Ps. 75:8; Prov. 23:30).
In Acts 2:13 the word _gleukos_, rendered "new wine," denotes
properly "sweet wine." It must have been intoxicating.
In addition to wine the Hebrews also made use of what they
called _debash_, which was obtained by boiling down must to
one-half or one-third of its original bulk. In Gen. 43:11 this
word is rendered "honey." It was a kind of syrup, and is called
by the Arabs at the present day dibs. This word occurs in the
phrase "a land flowing with milk and honey" (debash), Ex. 3:8,
17; 13:5; 33:3; Lev. 20:24; Num. 13: 27. (See HONEY.)
Our Lord miraculously supplied wine at the marriage feast in
Cana of Galilee (John 2:1-11). The Rechabites were forbidden the
use of wine (Jer. 35). The Nazarites also were to abstain from
its use during the period of their vow (Num. 6:1-4); and those
who were dedicated as Nazarites from their birth were
perpetually to abstain from it (Judg. 13:4, 5; Luke 1:15; 7:33).
The priests, too, were forbidden the use of wine and strong
drink when engaged in their sacred functions (Lev. 10:1, 9-11).
"Wine is little used now in the East, from the fact that
Mohammedans are not allowed to taste it, and very few of other
creeds touch it. When it is drunk, water is generally mixed with
it, and this was the custom in the days of Christ also. The
people indeed are everywhere very sober in hot climates; a
drunken person, in fact, is never seen", (Geikie's Life of
Christ). The sin of drunkenness, however, must have been not
uncommon in the olden times, for it is mentioned either
metaphorically or literally more than seventy times in the
A drink-offering of wine was presented with the daily
sacrifice (Ex. 29:40, 41), and also with the offering of the
first-fruits (Lev. 23:13), and with various other sacrifices
(Num. 15:5, 7, 10). Wine was used at the celebration of the
Passover. And when the Lord's Supper was instituted, the wine
and the unleavened bread then on the paschal table were by our
Lord set apart as memorials of his body and blood.
Several emphatic warnings are given in the New Testament
against excess in the use of wine (Luke 21:34; Rom. 13:13; Eph.
5:18; 1 Tim. 3:8; Titus 1:7).
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :
WINE, n. Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union
as "liquor," sometimes as "rum." Wine, madam, is God's next best gift
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