Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “wine”

wine

noun [C or U] uk   /waɪn/ us  
A1 an alcoholic drink that is usually made from grapes, but can also be made from other fruits or flowers. It is made by fermenting the fruit with water and sugar: a wine cellar/connoisseur/cooler/glass red/white/dry/sweet/sparkling/table wine Let's have a bottle/glass of wine with dinner. I love Australian wines, especially the white wines. Would you like to see the wine list, sir?Wines and winemaking

wine

verb uk   /waɪn/ us  
wine and dine sb to entertain someone by giving them food and drink: The survey concludes that most women like to be wined and dined on the first few dates.Celebrating and entertaining
(Definition of wine from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of wine?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Wines & winemaking, but you might be interested in these topics from the Drink topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “wine” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beer mat

a small piece of cardboard that you put under a glass to protect a table surface in a pub or bar

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More