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vine

Definition:

a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

vines

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Old French vigne, from Latin vinea "vine, vineyard", from vinum "wine", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Vine

in the narrowest sense is the grapevine, but more generally it can refer to any plant with a growth habit of trailing or scandent, that is to say climbing, stems or runners. The word also can refer to such stems or runners themselves, for instance when... (46 of 982 words, 7 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Vine

Vine (disambiguation)

refers to any climbing or trailing plant. In the United Kingdom it refers almost exclusively to the grapevine Vitis. The ... | Vine training systems, a viticultural practice of training grapevines | The Vines, an Australian alternative rock band,... (37 of 401 words, 16 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

vine | Vine | vined [adjective, derived]

any of various plants, especially the grapevine, having long flexible stems ... | the stem of such a plant | Barbara. See (Ruth) "Rendell" (22 of 479 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/vine

Oxford Dictionary:

vine | vines | viny [derived]

a climbing or trailing woody-stemmed plant related to the grapevine.; Vitis and other genera, family Vitaceae | used in names of climbing or trailing ... (23 of 102 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/vine

Merriam-Webster:

vine [entry 1, noun] | grape [synonym, sense-specific]

"grape" [sense-specific] | a plant whose stem requires support and which climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground ; also, the stem of ... (25 of 95 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/vine

vine [entry 2, verb] | vined [past tense] | vining [present participle]

to form or grow in the manner of a vine (10 of 22 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/vine show=1

New World Dictionary:

vine

any plant with a long, thin stem that grows along the ground or climbs a wall or other support by means of tendrils, etc. ; the stem of such a plant | ... (31 of 73 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vine

American Heritage Dictionary:

vine | vined [past tense] | vining [present participle] | vines [3rd-person singular present]

A weak-stemmed plant that derives its support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface. | The stem of such a plant. | A grapevine. | ... (23 of 65 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vine

Macmillan British Dictionary:

vine [countable] | vines [plural]

the plant on which grapes grow | any plant with a long thin stem that grows along the ground or up a tree, wall etc ; the long thin stem of a plant ... (32 of 65 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/vine

Random House Dictionary:

vine

any plant having a long, slender stem that trails or creeps on the ground ... | the stem of any such plant. | a grape plant. (24 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/vine

Cambridge Dictionary:

vine | grapevine

("grapevine") the climbing plant which produces grapes as its fruit | any type of plant which climbs or grows along the ground and which has woody ... (25 of 41 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/vine

Britannica Encyclopedia:

vine [plant]

Plant whose stem requires support and that climbs by tendrils or twining or creeps along the ground, or the stem of such a plant. Examples include ... (26 of 36 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/629422​/vine

Wiktionary:

vine | grapevine [synonym, sense-specific] | climber [British, synonym, sense-specific] | ivied [synonym, sense-specific]

the climbing plant that produces grapes | any plant of the genus Vitis | [United States] by extension, any similar climbing or trailing plant (22 of 31 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/vine

Columbia Encyclopedia:

vine

climbing plantor trailing plant. The grape is often called "the vine". See also liana. (14 of 16 words)

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Encarta Dictionary:

vine | vines [plural] | vined [past tense] | vining [present participle]

a plant that supports itself by climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface | the weak flexible stem of a vine | Same as grapevine (sense 1) | ... (25 of 85 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734184​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

vine

First use: about 1300

Origin: Old French vigne, from Latin vinea "vine, vineyard", from vinum "wine", from Proto-Indo-European *win-o-, from an Italic ... (19 of 64 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=vine

New World Dictionary:

vine

Origin: Middle English from Old French vine from Latin vinea, vine from vineus, pertaining to wine from vinum, wine, akin to Greek ... (21 of 40 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

vine | Vine

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French vine, from Latin vīnea vineyard, from vīneus belonging to wine, from vīnum wine

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/vine

American Heritage Dictionary:

vine | vined [past tense] | vining [present participle] | vines [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīnea, from feminine of vīneus, of wine, from vīnum, wine.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/vine

Oxford Dictionary:

vine | vines

Origin: Middle English: from Old French, from Latin vinea "vineyard, vine", from vinum "wine"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/vine

Wiktionary:

vine

Origin: Old French vigne, from Latin vinea

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/vine

Merriam-Webster:

vine [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French vigne, from Latin vinea vine, vineyard, from feminine of vineus of wine, from vinum wine

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/vine

Encarta Dictionary:

vine | vines [plural] | vined [past tense] | vining [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: French from Latin vinea "vine, vineyard" from vinum "wine"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734184​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

vine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "vine"

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Collins Dictionary:

vine | Vine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "vine"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/vine

Macmillan American Dictionary:

vine [countable] | vines [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "vine"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/vine

Macmillan British Dictionary:

vine [countable] | vines [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "vine"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/vine

Cambridge Dictionary:

vine

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "vine"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "vine"

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the Free Dictionary:

vine

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Google Dictionary:

vine | vines [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "vine"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

vine

Audio: North American pronunciation of "vine"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=vine​0001 word=vine

YourDictionary Audio:

vine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "vine" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

vine

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