vintage

EnglishEdit

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman vendenge, from Old French vendage, (cognate with French vendange), from Latin vīndēmia (a gathering of grapes, vintage), from vīnum (wine) + dēmō (take off or away, remove), from de (of; from, away from) + emō (acquire, obtain).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

vintage (plural vintages)

  1. The yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season.
  2. Wine, especially high-quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
  3. The harvesting of a grape crop and the initial pressing of juice for winemaking.
  4. The year or place in which something is produced.

Derived termsEdit

  • make vintage

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vintage (comparative more vintage, superlative most vintage)

  1. (attributively) Of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage.
  2. (attributively) Having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.).
  3. (attributively) Of a motor car, built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
  4. Of a watch, produced between the years 1870 and 1980.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

vintage (third-person singular simple present vintages, present participle vintaging, simple past and past participle vintaged)

  1. (transitive) To harvest (grapes).
  2. (transitive) To make (wine) from grapes.

TranslationsEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vintage m, f (plural vintages)

  1. vintage
Last modified on 19 February 2014, at 16:42