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vine

[vahyn] /vaɪn/
noun
1.
any plant having a long, slender stem that trails or creeps on the ground or climbs by winding itself about a support or holding fast with tendrils or claspers.
2.
the stem of any such plant.
3.
a grape plant.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French vi(g)ne < Latin vīnea vine(yard), equivalent to vīn(um) wine + -ea, feminine of -eus -eous
Related forms
vineless, adjective
vinelike, adjective
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Examples from the web for vines
  • On the ceiling's plaster medallions, putti fly, streaming gilded vines in their wake.
  • Dawn mists cling to the leaves of ginger and mango trees erupting out of a tangle of ferns, rattan and yam vines.
  • Better yet to dig a hole in the ground, start making heaps, and train your squash vines up their sides.
  • They've got vines and flowers round their houses, and they wash themselves twice a day.
  • Pre-harvest flooding elevates the light, air-filled berries a bit above the vines, easy pickings for the harvester machines.
  • Moreover, a country cannot be run agriculturally on the culture of fruits and vines.
  • Drivers had switched on their headlights, and the wind was ripping vines from their trellises.
  • Every year, males of all ages tie vines to their ankles and make daring leaps-head first-off a wooden tower.
  • They developed special toes that let them cling to wet leaves and scurry up slippery vines.
  • Spider monkeys swing from branches and vines, and howler monkeys bellow in the distance.
British Dictionary definitions for vines

vine

/vaɪn/
noun
1.
any of various plants, esp the grapevine, having long flexible stems that creep along the ground or climb by clinging to a support by means of tendrils, leafstalks, etc
2.
the stem of such a plant
Derived Forms
vined, adjective
vineless, adjective
vinelike, adjective
viny, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French vine, from Latin vīnea vineyard, from vīneus belonging to wine, from vīnum wine

Vine

/vaɪn/
noun
1.
Barbara. See (Ruth) Rendell
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Word Origin and History for vines

vine

n.

c.1300, from Old French vigne, from Latin vinea "vine, vineyard," from vinum "wine," from PIE *win-o-, from an Italic noun related to words for "wine" in Greek, Armenian, Hittite, and non-Indo-European Georgian and West Semitic (cf. Hebrew yayin, Ethiopian wayn); probably ultimately from a lost Mediterranean language word *w(o)in- "wine." The European grape vine was imported to California via Mexico by priests in 1564.

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vines in Technology

networking, product
A family of local area networking products from Banyan.
(1995-03-01)

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Related Abbreviations for vines

VINES

Virtual Integrated Network Service
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vines in the Bible

one of the most important products of Palestine. The first mention of it is in the history of Noah (Gen. 9:20). It is afterwards frequently noticed both in the Old and New Testaments, and in the ruins of terraced vineyards there are evidences that it was extensively cultivated by the Jews. It was cultivated in Palestine before the Israelites took possession of it. The men sent out by Moses brought with them from the Valley of Eshcol a cluster of grapes so large that "they bare it between two upon a staff" (Num. 13: 23). The vineyards of En-gedi (Cant. 1:14), Heshbon, Sibmah, Jazer, Elealeh (Isa. 16:8-10; Jer. 48:32, 34), and Helbon (Ezek. 27:18), as well as of Eshcol, were celebrated. The Church is compared to a vine (Ps. 80:8), and Christ says of himself, "I am the vine" (John 15:1). In one of his parables also (Matt. 21:33) our Lord compares his Church to a vineyard which "a certain householder planted, and hedged round about," etc. Hos. 10:1 is rendered in the Revised Version, "Israel is a luxuriant vine, which putteth forth his fruit," instead of "Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself," of the Authorized Version.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with vines
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