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 for Wine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wine \Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel.
     v[imac]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E.
     withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a
        beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out
        their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. "Red
        wine of Gascoigne." --Piers Plowman.
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              Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and
              whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov.
                                                    xx. 1.
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              Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
              Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.
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     Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol,
           containing also certain small quantities of ethers and
           ethereal salts which give character and bouquet.
           According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines
           are called red, white, spirituous, dry,
           light, still, etc.
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     2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit
        or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as,
        currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
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     3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.
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              Noah awoke from his wine.             --Gen. ix. 24.
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     Birch wine, Cape wine, etc. See under Birch, Cape,
     Spirit of wine. See under Spirit.
     To have drunk wine of ape or To have drunk wine ape, to
        be so drunk as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     Wine acid. (Chem.) See Tartaric acid, under Tartaric.
     Wine apple (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a
        rich, vinous flavor.
     Wine fly (Zool.), small two-winged fly of the genus
        Piophila, whose larva lives in wine, cider, and other
        fermented liquors.
     Wine grower, one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine.
     Wine measure, the measure by which wines and other spirits
        are sold, smaller than beer measure.
     Wine merchant, a merchant who deals in wines.
     Wine of opium (Pharm.), a solution of opium in aromatized
        sherry wine, having the same strength as ordinary
        laudanum; -- also Sydenham's laudanum.
     Wine press, a machine or apparatus in which grapes are
        pressed to extract their juice.
     Wine skin, a bottle or bag of skin, used, in various
        countries, for carrying wine.
     Wine stone, a kind of crust deposited in wine casks. See
        1st Tartar, 1.
     Wine vault.
        (a) A vault where wine is stored.
        (b) A place where wine is served at the bar, or at tables;
            a dramshop. --Dickens.
     Wine vinegar, vinegar made from wine.
     Wine whey, whey made from milk coagulated by the use of
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: fermented juice (of grapes especially) [syn: wine,
      2: a red as dark as red wine [syn: wine, wine-colored,
      v 1: drink wine
      2: treat to wine; "Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for
         a week"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  219 Moby Thesaurus words for "wine":
     Alba Flora, Algarve, Alsace, Anjou, Assmannshausen, Bad Kreuznach,
     Barbera, Bardolino, Barsac, Beaujolais, Beaune, Bordeaux, Bucelas,
     Burgundy, Cahors, Canary, Castelli Romani, Catawba, Chalonnais,
     Chambertin, Champagne, Chian, Chianti, Chiaretto, Chilean wine,
     Clairette de Die, Concord wine, Constantia, Cortese, Corton, Corvo,
     Deidesheimer, Delaware, Egri Bikaver, Eszencia, Etna,
     Fendant de Sion, Fixin, Frascati, Gamay, Geisenheimer, Gragano,
     Graves, Grenache, Grignolino, Grinzig, Grumello, Hattenheimer,
     Hermitage, Inferno, Lambrusco, Liebfraumilch, Lugana, Madeira,
     Malvasia, Mamertino, Manzanilla, Medoc, Meursault, Montrachet,
     Moroccan wine, Moselle, Muscadet, Muscat, Nackenheimer,
     Napa Valley, Oeil de Perdrix, Pallini, Palomino, Peruvian wine,
     Pinot Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Pinot noir, Pomerol, Pommard,
     Pouilly-Fuisse, Pouilly-Fume, Reuilly, Rhine, Ribero, Riquewihr,
     Romanee Conti, Sancerre, Santa Clara Valley, Sassella, Saumur,
     Sekt, Semillon, Steinwein, Sylvaner, Tarragona, Tavel, Titian,
     Titian-red, Touraine, Traminer, Verdicchio, Vougeot, abboccato,
     altar wine, amoroso, blanc de noirs, bricky, bual, cardinal,
     carmine, carnation, carnelian, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored,
     cherry-red, claret, consumo, cowslip wine, cream sherry, crimson,
     currant wine, damask, damson wine, demi-sec, dessert wine,
     domestic wine, extra sec, ferruginous, fiery, fire-red,
     flame-colored, flame-red, flaming, glowing, gooseberry wine, gules,
     hock, hot, imported wine, incarmined, inflamed, infrared, iron-red,
     kosher wine, lake-colored, laky, lateritious, light wine,
     lobster-red, lurid, maroon, muscatel, must, new wine,
     nonvintage wine, parsnip wine, peach wine, pink wine, port,
     port-wine, puce, quince wine, raisin wine, red, red wine, red-dyed,
     red-looking, reddened, reddish, reddish-amber, reddish-brown,
     retsina, rhubarb wine, riserva, rose, rose wine, rubicund,
     rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby port, ruby-colored,
     ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty,
     sack, sage wine, sauterne, scarlet, sec, sercial, sherry,
     smooth wine, soave, solera sherry, sparkling Burgundy,
     sparkling wine, stammel, still wine, stone wine, sweet wine,
     table wine, thin wine, tile-red, vermilion, vermouth, vin,
     vin mousseux, vin ordinaire, vinaceous, vino, vintage wine, warm,
     white wine, wine-colored, wine-red

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     The common Hebrew word for wine is _yayin_, from a root meaning
     "to boil up," "to be in a ferment." Others derive it from a root
     meaning "to tread out," and hence the juice of the grape trodden
     out. The Greek word for wine is _oinos_, and the Latin _vinun_.
     But besides this common Hebrew word, there are several others
     which are thus rendered.
       (1.) Ashishah (2 Sam. 6:19; 1 Chr. 16:3; Cant. 2:5; Hos. 3:1),
     which, however, rather denotes a solid cake of pressed grapes,
     or, as in the Revised Version, a cake of raisins.
       (2.) 'Asis, "sweet wine," or "new wine," the product of the
     same year (Cant. 8:2; Isa. 49:26; Joel 1:5; 3:18; Amos 9:13),
     from a root meaning "to tread," hence juice trodden out or
     pressed out, thus referring to the method by which the juice is
     obtained. The power of intoxication is ascribed to it.
       (3.) Hometz. See VINEGAR.
       (4.) Hemer, Deut. 32:14 (rendered "blood of the grape") Isa.
     27:2 ("red wine"), Ezra 6:9; 7:22; Dan. 5:1, 2, 4. This word
     conveys the idea of "foaming," as in the process of
     fermentation, or when poured out. It is derived from the root
     _hamar_, meaning "to boil up," and also "to be red," from the
     idea of boiling or becoming inflamed.
       (5.) 'Enabh, a grape (Deut. 32:14). The last clause of this
     verse should be rendered as in the Revised Version, "and of the
     blood of the grape ['enabh] thou drankest wine [hemer]." In Hos.
     3:1 the phrase in Authorized Version, "flagons of wine," is in
     the Revised Version correctly "cakes of raisins." (Comp. Gen.
     49:11; Num. 6:3; Deut. 23:24, etc., where this Hebrew word is
     rendered in the plural "grapes.")
       (6.) Mesekh, properly a mixture of wine and water with spices
     that increase its stimulating properties (Isa. 5:22). Ps. 75:8,
     "The wine [yayin] is red; it is full of mixture [mesekh];" Prov.
     23:30, "mixed wine;" Isa. 65:11, "drink offering" (R.V.,
     "mingled wine").
       (7.) Tirosh, properly "must," translated "wine" (Deut. 28:51);
     "new wine" (Prov. 3:10); "sweet wine" (Micah 6:15; R.V.,
     "vintage"). This Hebrew word has been traced to a root meaning
     "to take possession of" and hence it is supposed that tirosh is
     so designated because in intoxicating it takes possession of the
     brain. Among the blessings promised to Esau (Gen. 27:28) mention
     is made of "plenty of corn and tirosh." Palestine is called "a
     land of corn and tirosh" (Deut. 33:28; comp. Isa. 36:17). See
     also Deut. 28:51; 2 Chr. 32:28; Joel 2:19; Hos. 4:11, ("wine
     [yayin] and new wine [tirosh] take away the heart").
       (8.) Sobhe (root meaning "to drink to excess," "to suck up,"
     "absorb"), found only in Isa. 1:22, Hos. 4:18 ("their drink;"
     Gesen. and marg. of R.V., "their carouse"), and Nah. 1:10
     ("drunken as drunkards;" lit., "soaked according to their
     drink;" R.V., "drenched, as it were, in their drink", i.e.,
     according to their sobhe).
       (9.) Shekar, "strong drink," any intoxicating liquor; from a
     root meaning "to drink deeply," "to be drunken", a generic term
     applied to all fermented liquors, however obtained. Num. 28:7,
     "strong wine" (R.V., "strong drink"). It is sometimes
     distinguished from wine, c.g., Lev. 10:9, "Do not drink wine
     [yayin] nor strong drink [shekar];" Num. 6:3; Judg. 13:4, 7;
     Isa. 28:7 (in all these places rendered "strong drink").
     Translated "strong drink" also in Isa. 5:11; 24:9; 29:9; 56:12;
     Prov. 20:1; 31:6; Micah 2:11.
       (10.) Yekebh (Deut. 16:13, but in R.V. correctly
     "wine-press"), a vat into which the new wine flowed from the
     press. Joel 2:24, "their vats;" 3:13, "the fats;" Prov. 3:10,
     "Thy presses shall burst out with new wine [tirosh];" Hag. 2:16;
     Jer. 48:33, "wine-presses;" 2 Kings 6:27; Job. 24:11.
       (11.) Shemarim (only in plural), "lees" or "dregs" of wine. In
     Isa. 25:6 it is rendered "wines on the lees", i.e., wine that
     has been kept on the lees, and therefore old wine.
       (12.) Mesek, "a mixture," mixed or spiced wine, not diluted
     with water, but mixed with drugs and spices to increase its
     strength, or, as some think, mingled with the lees by being
     shaken (Ps. 75:8; Prov. 23:30).
       In Acts 2:13 the word _gleukos_, rendered "new wine," denotes
     properly "sweet wine." It must have been intoxicating.
       In addition to wine the Hebrews also made use of what they
     called _debash_, which was obtained by boiling down must to
     one-half or one-third of its original bulk. In Gen. 43:11 this
     word is rendered "honey." It was a kind of syrup, and is called
     by the Arabs at the present day dibs. This word occurs in the
     phrase "a land flowing with milk and honey" (debash), Ex. 3:8,
     17; 13:5; 33:3; Lev. 20:24; Num. 13: 27. (See HONEY.)
       Our Lord miraculously supplied wine at the marriage feast in
     Cana of Galilee (John 2:1-11). The Rechabites were forbidden the
     use of wine (Jer. 35). The Nazarites also were to abstain from
     its use during the period of their vow (Num. 6:1-4); and those
     who were dedicated as Nazarites from their birth were
     perpetually to abstain from it (Judg. 13:4, 5; Luke 1:15; 7:33).
     The priests, too, were forbidden the use of wine and strong
     drink when engaged in their sacred functions (Lev. 10:1, 9-11).
     "Wine is little used now in the East, from the fact that
     Mohammedans are not allowed to taste it, and very few of other
     creeds touch it. When it is drunk, water is generally mixed with
     it, and this was the custom in the days of Christ also. The
     people indeed are everywhere very sober in hot climates; a
     drunken person, in fact, is never seen", (Geikie's Life of
     Christ). The sin of drunkenness, however, must have been not
     uncommon in the olden times, for it is mentioned either
     metaphorically or literally more than seventy times in the
       A drink-offering of wine was presented with the daily
     sacrifice (Ex. 29:40, 41), and also with the offering of the
     first-fruits (Lev. 23:13), and with various other sacrifices
     (Num. 15:5, 7, 10). Wine was used at the celebration of the
     Passover. And when the Lord's Supper was instituted, the wine
     and the unleavened bread then on the paschal table were by our
     Lord set apart as memorials of his body and blood.
       Several emphatic warnings are given in the New Testament
     against excess in the use of wine (Luke 21:34; Rom. 13:13; Eph.
     5:18; 1 Tim. 3:8; Titus 1:7).

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  WINE, n.  Fermented grape-juice known to the Women's Christian Union
  as "liquor," sometimes as "rum."  Wine, madam, is God's next best gift
  to man.

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