American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The yield of wine or grapes from a vineyard or district during one season.
- n. Wine, usually of high quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
- n. The year or place in which a wine is bottled.
- n. The harvesting of a grape crop.
- n. The initial stages of winemaking.
- n. Informal A group or collection of people or things sharing certain characteristics.
- n. Informal A year or period of origin: a car of 1942 vintage.
- n. Informal Length of existence; age.
- adj. Of or relating to a vintage.
- adj. Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
- adj. Old or outmoded.
- adj. Of the best: played songs that were vintage Cole Porter.
- adj. Of the most distinctive: "Fatalism has coexisted with vintage American overconfidence” ( Thomas Oliphant).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gathering of the grapes; the season of grape-gathering; the grape-harvest.
- n. The annual product of the grape-harvest, with especial reference to the wine obtained.
- n. Wine in general.
- To crop or gather, as grapes, at the vintage.
- n. The yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season
- n. Wine, especially high-quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin
- n. The harvesting of a grape crop and the initial pressing of juice for winemaking
- n. The year or place in which something is produced
- adj. attributively of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage
- adj. attributively having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.)
- adj. attributively of a motor car built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
- v. transitive To harvest (grapes).
- v. transitive To make (wine) from grapes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The produce of the vine for one season, in grapes or in wine.
- n. The act or time of gathering the crop of grapes, or making the wine for a season.
- n. a season's yield of wine from a vineyard
- n. the oldness of wines
- From Anglo-Norman vintage, 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"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, alteration (influenced by viniter, vintner) of Old French vendange, from Latin vīndēmia : vīnum, grapes + dēmere, to take off (dē, de- + emere, to obtain). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“- "Most SF of a certain vintage is contaminated by the Marxist notion that history is the sum of deterministic, predictable forces.”
“Ms. Macklowe was dressed in what she called "vintage Rodarte"—"Does that make me old?" she asked—and shoes by Louis Vuitton, "the ones Madonna wore.”
“Happy Birthday from New Jersey USA - I hope your vintage is a good one this year.”
“Francois Mauss: this vintage is the first one, from many years, where the difference between those looking for “power” (to be nice for Parker) and those who did look after finesse, complexity and freshness (i.e. without any work on extraction, having enough faith in the grapes), so where the difference is very sensible.”
“They aren't going to admit if a vintage is a poor one.”
“There's a little technology revolt taking place in Britain, where a designer has created what he calls a vintage mobile phone.”
“On this episode of Seeds of Encouragement farm family coach Elaine Froese describes what she calls the vintage advantage.www. elainefroese.com Many farm men don't want to talk about life after farming because they don't have a clue what they are going to do.”
“Mom was right; all of her clothes from the 60's and 70's were what we called vintage in the 90's.”
“A rough comparison shows that the 2000 vintage is about £ 100 a bottle; 2005, £ 165; and 2009, £ 150.”
“This wine was an example of what a slightly sweet aged riesling can accomplish, and I wish we had not tasted this last as I think it might have held upvery well indirect comparison to some of the dry riesling results in vintage order.”
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