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vintage

adjective uk   /ˈvɪn.tɪdʒ/ us    /-t̬ɪdʒ/

vintage adjective (HIGH QUALITY)

of high quality and lasting value, or showing the best and most typical characteristics of a particular type of thing, especially from the past: a vintage aircraft a vintage comic book This film is vintage (= has the best characteristics typical of films made by) Disney. She loves buying vintage clothing.

vintage adjective (WINE)

[before noun] describes wine of high quality that was made in a particular year and can be kept for several years in order to improve it: vintage champagne/port/claret

vintage

noun uk   /ˈvɪn.tɪdʒ/ us    /-t̬ɪdʒ/
[C] the wine made in a particular year, or a particular year in which wine has been made: The 1983 vintage was one of the best. What vintage is this wine? (= In what year was it made?) [U] literary a group of things that were produced, or a group of people who were active, during the same particular period: He is undoubtedly England's best captain of recent vintage.
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