American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A glass, usually with a stem, from which wine is drunk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small drinking-glass for wine. The name is usually given to that size and shape of glass which is especially appropriated to the wine most in use: thus, in some places, the small glass for sherry will bear this name, and the others be called by special names, as claret-glass or champagne-glass.
- n. alternative spelling of wine glass.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small glass from which to drink wine.
- n. a glass that has a stem and in which wine is served
“So actually, at home, whenever we break a wineglass, I save the bottom, take it over to the machine shop.”
“Mann now brandished something called a "wineglass holder" the way Jacques Cousteau might have held up a starfish.”
“I grabbed my wineglass and downed half of its contents.”
“With every ounce of focus I can gather, I lift my wineglass high with my left hand.”
“Irregularly shaped walls of wood and mirrors distort the twisting space, which is like a religious grotto, with images of the Madonna and a green wineglass.”
“I drained my wineglass and nodded my thanks at the waiter who refilled it.”
“It had been the subject of one hellacious fight between her and Loren, and she calmly turned her wineglass upside down and watched the pinot grigio splatter and pool, then slowly sink into the fibers of the rug.”
“He spun around the merry-go-round in Paris, reaching up for the brass ring, and then lifted a wineglass to toast me, his eyes serious and loving.”
““She really loved that house,” he said, looking at his wineglass.”
“Give me a minute, he said, and put down his wineglass.”
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