Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of propyne.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To pledge; to offer as a toast or a health in the manner of drinking, that is, by drinking first and passing the cup.
  • transitive v. Hence, to give in token of friendship.
  • transitive v. To give, or deliver; to subject.
  • n. A pledge.
  • n. A gift; esp., drink money.
  • n. Same as allylene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pledge in drinking; drink to; wish for in behalf of some one while drinking to him.
  • To present; offer; guarantee.
  • n. Money given as drink-money, or any gift, favor, or loving pledge.
  • n. The power of giving.
  • n. Same as allylene.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I think there be none in the whole Clan Quhele, save those which I myself gave to Gilchrist MacIan, whom God assoilzie, who esteemed them a choice propine.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • "Dinna ye ken, Nelly woman, his presence will vex you no longer? you're at liberty to go your own gate, and be as you have been -- that was his propine," whispered Lady Staneholme, in sorrowful perplexity, but without rousing Nelly from her stupor.

    Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

  • But surely there was never sic a braw propine as this sent to a yerl by an auld fishwife, and through the hands of a gaberlunzie beggar. ''

    The Antiquary

  • And she is to send you doun a pound of her hie-dried, and some other tobaka, and we maun think of some propine for her, since her kindness hath been great.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Clan Quhele, save those which I myself gave to Gilchrist MacIan, whom God assoilzie, who esteemed them a choice propine.

    The Fair Maid of Perth St. Valentine's Day

  • "Ay, ay," answered Ailsie, with a bitter grin; "and Sir William Ashton promised me a bonny red gown to the boot o 'that -- a stake, and a chain, and a tar-barrel, lass! what think ye o' that for a propine?

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • But surely there was never sic a braw propine as this sent to a yerl by an auld fishwife, and through the hands of a gaberlunzie beggar. "

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • But surely there was never sic a braw propine as this sent to a yerl by an auld fishwife, and through the hands of a gaberlunzie beggar.”

    The Antiquary

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