vine

[vahyn]
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; Middle English < Old French vi(g)ne < Latin vīnea vine(yard), equivalent to vīn(um) wine + -ea, feminine of -eus -eous

vineless, adjective
vinelike, adjective
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vine (vaɪn)
 
n
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
 
[C13: from Old French vine, from Latin vīnea vineyard, from vīneus belonging to wine, from vīnum wine]
 
vined
 
adj
 
'vineless
 
adj
 
'vinelike
 
adj
 
'viny
 
adj

Vine (vaɪn)
 
n
Barbara. See (Ruth) Rendell

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Word Origin & History

vine
c.1300, from O.Fr. vigne, from L. vinea "vine, vineyard," from vinum "wine," from PIE *win-o-, from an Italic noun related to words for "wine" in Gk., Armenian, Hittite, and non-I.E. Georgian and West Semitic (cf. Heb. yayin, Ethiopian wayn); probably ult. 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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Computing Dictionary

vines definition

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

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
VINES
Virtual Integrated Network Service
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Bible Dictionary

Vine definition


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.

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Example sentences
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.
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