Webster 1913 Edition
Woe; torment; pain.
[Obs.]“Pyne of hell.”
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict.
That people that
pynedhim to death.
pinedin prison, another tortured on the rack.
To grieve or mourn for.
To suffer; to be afflicted.
To languish; to lose flesh or wear away, under any distress or anexiety of mind; to droop; – often used with away.“The roses wither and the lilies pine.”
To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; – usually followed by for.
For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet
Syn. – To languish; droop; flag; wither; decay.
Any tree of the coniferous genus
☞ There are about twenty-eight species in theThe spruces, firs, larches, and true cedars, though formerly considered pines, are now commonly assigned to other genera.
United States, of which the
Pinus Strobus), the
Pinus australis), the
Pinus resinosa), and the great West Coast
Pinus Lambertiana) are among the most valuable. The
fir, also called
Pinus sylvestris), is the only British species. The
nut pineis any pine tree, or species of pine, which bears large edible seeds. See
The wood of the pine tree.
Norfolk Island pine
a beautiful coniferous tree, the–
a tract of infertile land which is covered with pines.
any beetle whose larvæ bore into pine trees.–
Pinefinch, in the Vocabulary.
a large grosbeak (–
Pinicola enucleator), which inhabits the northern parts of both hemispheres. The adult male is more or less tinged with red.
a small, very active, mottled gray lizard (–
Sceloporus undulatus), native of the Middle States; – called also
brown scorpion, and
A European weasel (
Mustela martes), called also
sweet marten, and
The American sable. See–
any one of several species of small tortricid moths of the genus–
Retinia, whose larvæ burrow in the ends of the branchlets of pine trees, often doing great damage.
an American wild mouse (–
Arvicola pinetorum), native of the Middle States. It lives in pine forests.
one of the slender needle-shaped leaves of a pine tree. See–
an oil resembling turpentine, obtained from fir and pine trees, and used in making varnishes and colors.–
a large harmless North American snake (–
Pituophis melanoleucus). It is whitish, covered with brown blotches having black margins. Called also
bull snake. The Western pine snake (
Pituophis Sayi) is chestnut-brown, mottled with black and orange.
a tree of the genus–
money coined in–
Massachusettsin the seventeenth century, and so called from its bearing a figure of a pine tree. The most noted variety is the
pine tree shilling.
any one of numerous species of weevils whose larvæ bore in the wood of pine trees. Several species are known in both–
America, belonging to the genera
a fiber obtained from pine needles by steaming them. It is prepared on a large scale in some of the
Southern United States, and has many uses in the economic arts; – called also
pine-needle wool, and
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To languish; to lose flesh or wear away under any distress of anxiety of mind; to grow lean; followed sometimes by away.
Ye shall not mourn nor weep, but ye shall pine away for your iniquities. Ezek.24.
2.To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; usually followed by for.
Unknowing that she pin'd for your return.
Where shivering cold and sickness pines the clime.
Beroe pined with pain.
1.To grieve for; to bemoan in silence.
Abashed the devil stood--
Virtue in her own shape how lovely, saw,
And pined his loss.
[In the transitive sense, this verb is now seldom used, and this use is improper, except by ellipsis.]
[This is obsolete. See Pain.]