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Webster 1913 Edition


Vintage

Vint′age

(?; 48)
,
Noun.
[Corrupted by influence of
vintner
,
vintry
, from OE.
vindage
,
vendage
, for
vendange
, OF.
vendenge
, F.
vendange
, from L.
vindemia
;
vinum
wine, grapes +
demere
to take off;
de + emere
, originally, to take. See
Wine
,
Redeem
, and cf.
Vindemial
.]
1.
The produce of the vine for one season, in grapes or in wine;
as, the
vintage
is abundant; the
vintage
of 1840
.
2.
The act or time of gathering the crop of grapes, or making the wine for a season.
Vintage spring
,
a wine fount.
Vintage time
,
the time of gathering grapes and making wine.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vintage

VINT'AGE

,
Noun.
[L. vindemia.]
1.
The produce of the vine for the season. The vintage is abundant.
2.
The time of gathering the crop of grapes.
3.
The wine produced by the crop of grapes in one season.

Definition 2022


vintage

vintage

English

Noun

vintage (countable and uncountable, 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 terms

  • make vintage

Translations

Adjective

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
  3. (attributively) Classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.).
  4. (attributively) Of a motor car, built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
  5. Of a watch, produced between the years 1870 and 1980.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

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.

Translations

Derived terms

See also


French

Etymology

Borrowing from English vintage.

Adjective

vintage m, f (plural vintages)

  1. vintage

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowing from English vintage.

Adjective

vintage m, f (plural vintages)

  1. vintage