Definition of “vintage” - English Dictionary

“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:

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/

vintage adjective [ not gradable ] (HIGH QUALITY)

(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.

vintage adjective [ not gradable ] (USED)

used but of good quality:

vintage clothing

vintage adjective [ not gradable ] (WINE)

(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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