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"vintage" in British English

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vintageadjective

uk   /ˈvɪn.tɪdʒ/ us   /ˈvɪn.t̬ɪdʒ/
  • vintage adjective (WINE)

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

vintagenoun

uk   /ˈvɪn.tɪdʒ/ us   /ˈvɪn.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: Cars of recent vintage may not need inspection.
(Definition of vintage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vintage" in American English

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vintagenoun [C]

us   /ˈvɪn·tɪdʒ/
  • vintage noun [C] (WINE)

the wine made in a particular year, or a particular year in which wine was made

vintageadjective [not gradable]

us   /ˈvɪn·tɪdʒ/
(esp. of something old) of high quality and lasting value, or showing the best characteristics typical of the person who created it: a vintage pistol/airplane/car "Sophisticated Lady" is vintage Duke Ellington.
used but of good quality: vintage clothing
(of wine) of high quality that was made in a particular year, and that can be kept for several years in order to improve it: vintage champagne
(Definition of vintage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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