- (countable, uncountable) Any coniferous tree of the genus Pinus.
- 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 3, in The China Governess:
- Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.
- The northern slopes were covered mainly in pine.
- (countable) Any tree (usually coniferous) which resembles a member of this genus in some respect.
- (uncountable) The wood of this tree.
- (archaic except South Africa) A pineapple.
- ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)
- arolla pine (Pinus cembra)
- Austrian pine (Pinus nigra)
- black pine
- Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii)
- Brazilian pine (Araucaria angustifolia)
- bristlecone pine (Pinus subsect. Balfourianae spp.)
- bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii)
- Chile pine/Chilean pine (Araucaria araucana)
- cypress pine
- digger pine (Pinus sabiniana)
- fern pine
- grey pine (Pinus banksiana)
- ground pine
- Guadalupe pine (Pinus radiata var. binata)
- hard pine
- hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii)
- horsetail pine (Pinus massoniana)
- Huon pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii)
- insignis pine (Pinus radiata)
- jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
- Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi)
- joint pine
- King Billy pine/King William pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides)
- klinki pine (Araucaria hunsteinii)
- Lambert pine (Pinus lambertiana)
- loblolly pine (Pinus taeda)
- lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta)
- longleaf pine (Pinus palustris)
- maritime pine (Pinus pinaster)
- Monterey pine (Pinus radiata)
- mountain pine (Pinus mugo)
- mugo pine (Pinus mugo)
- Norfolk Island pine/Norfolk pine (Araucaria heterophylla)
- Norway pine (Pinus resinosa)
- nut pine
- Parana pine/Paraná pine (Araucaria angustifolia)
- pencil pine
- pine beetle (Dendroctonus spp.)
- pine bunting (Emberiza leucocephalos)
- Pine City
- pinecone, pine cone
- Pine County
- pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea)
- pinegrass (Calamagrostis rubescens)
- pine marten (Martes martes)
- pine mushroom (Tricholoma magnivelare)
- pine needle
- pine nut
- pinesap (Monotropa hypopitys)
- pine shoot moth (Rhyacionia buoliana)
- pine squirrel (Tamiasciurus spp.)
- pine tar
- pine thistle (Carlina gummifera)
- pine tree (Pinus spp.)
- pine vole (Microtus pinetorum)
- pineweed (Hypericum sarothra)
- pine weevil (Hylobius abietis)
- pine woods snake (Rhadinaea flavilata)
- piñon pine (Pinus subsect. Cembroides)
- pitch pine
- plum pine (Podocarpaceae spp.)
- prince's pine (Chimaphila umbellata)
- radiata pine (Pinus radiata)
- red pine (Pinus resinosa)
- Scotch pine/Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)
- screw pine (Pandanus)
- scrub pine (Pinus banksiana)
- shore pine (Pinus contorta)
- shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata)
- silver pine (Manoao colensoi)
- soft pine
- star pine (Araucaria heterophylla)
- stone pine (Pinus pinea, Pinus cembra}
- sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana)
- swamp pine
- Swiss pine (Pinus cembra)
- Turkish pine (Pinus brutia)
- umbrella pine (Pinus pinea, Pinus cembra}
- white pine (Pinus subg. Strobus spp.)
- Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis)
- yellow pine
- yew pine
From Middle English pine, pyne, from Old English *pīn (“pain”), from Proto-Germanic *pīnō (“pain, torment, torture”), possibly from Latin poena (“punishment”), from Ancient Greek ποινή (poinḗ, “penalty, fine, bloodmoney”). Cognate to pain.
pine (plural pines)
From Middle English pinen, from Old English pīnian (“to torment”), from Proto-Germanic *pīnōną, from Proto-Germanic *pīnō (“pain, torment, torture”), from the noun (see above). Cognate with German peinigen (“to torment, torture”), Icelandic pína (“to torment”).
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To feel irritated; to reflect on a problem; to think something over.
- To languish; to lose flesh or wear away through distress; to droop.
- The roses wither and the lilies pine.
- (intransitive) To long, to yearn so much that it causes suffering.
- Laura was pining for Bill all the time he was gone.
- 1855, John Sullivan Dwight (translator), “Oh Holy Night”, as printed in 1871, Adolphe-Charles Adam (music), “Cantique de Noël”, G. Schirmer (New York), originally by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, 1847
- Long lay the world in sin and error pining / Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth
- (transitive) To grieve or mourn for.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
- (transitive) To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict.
- Bishop Hall
- One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack.
- Bishop Hall
- pine in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- pine at OneLook Dictionary Search
pine f (plural pines)
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “pine” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- “pine” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of pinar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of pinar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of pinar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of pinar
- “pine”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011