chopine

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chopine (plural chopines)

  1. A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 0.250 liters of fluid, 1/3 the volume of a standard bottle
  2. A type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the 15th and 16th centuries

QuotationsEdit

  • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2 lines 364-365
    By'r lady, your ladyship is nearer to heaven
    than when I saw you last by the altitude of a chopine.
  • 1922 : Ulysses by James Joyce, chapter 9
    He creaked to and fro, tiptoing up nearer heaven by the altitude of a chopine

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FrenchEdit

NounEdit

chopine f (plural chopines)

  1. a type of women's clog or overshoe; a chopine
  2. (historical, Canada) imperial pint
  3. an amount of wine equivalent to an imperial pint

VerbEdit

chopine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of chopiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of chopiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of chopiner
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of chopiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of chopiner
Last modified on 10 September 2013, at 15:18