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[pahyn] /paɪn/
verb (used without object), pined, pining.
1.
to yearn deeply; suffer with longing; long painfully (often followed by for):
to pine for one's home and family.
2.
to fail gradually in health or vitality from grief, regret, or longing (often followed by away):
Separated by their families, the lovers pined away.
3.
Archaic. to be discontented; fret.
verb (used with object), pined, pining.
4.
Archaic. to suffer grief or regret over.
noun
5.
Archaic. painful longing.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English pinen to torture, torment, inflict pain, be in pain; Old English pīnian to torture, derivative of pīn torture (Middle English pine) < Late Latin pēna, Latin poena punishment. See pain
Synonyms
1. See yearn. 2. dwindle, decline, languish, droop, waste.
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British Dictionary definitions for pine for

pine1

/paɪn/
noun
1.
any evergreen resinous coniferous tree of the genus Pinus, of the N hemisphere, with long needle-shaped leaves and brown cones: family Pinaceae See also longleaf pine, nut pine, pitch pine, Scots pine
2.
any other tree or shrub of the family Pinaceae
3.
the wood of any of these trees
4.
any of various similar but unrelated plants, such as ground pine and screw pine
Word Origin
Old English pīn, from Latin pīnus pine

pine2

/paɪn/
verb
1.
(intransitive; often foll by for or an infinitive) to feel great longing or desire; yearn
2.
(intransitive) often foll by away. to become ill, feeble, or thin through worry, longing, etc
3.
(transitive) (archaic) to mourn or grieve for
Word Origin
Old English pīnian to torture, from pīn pain, from Medieval Latin pēna, from Latin poenapain

Pine

/paɪn/
noun
1.
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Word Origin and History for pine for
pine
"coniferous tree," O.E. pintreow, the first element from L. pinus, from PIE *pei- "fat, sap, pitch" (cf. Skt. pituh "juice, sap, resin," pitudaruh "pine tree," Gk. pitys "pine tree," L. pinguis "fat"). Pine-top "cheap illicit whiskey," first recorded 1858, Southern U.S. slang.
pine
O.E. pinian "torture, torment, afflict, cause to suffer," from *pine "pain, torture, punishment," possibly ult. from L. poena "punishment, penalty," from Gk. poine (see penal). A Latin word that rode into Germanic (cf. M.Du. pinen, O.H.G. pinon, O.N. pina) with Christianity. Intransitive sense of "to languish, waste away" is first recorded c.1440.
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