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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The yield of wine or grapes from a vineyard or district during one season.
  • noun Wine, usually of high quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
  • noun The year or place in which a wine is bottled.
  • noun The harvesting of a grape crop.
  • noun The initial stages of winemaking.
  • noun A group or collection of people or things sharing certain characteristics.
  • noun A year or period of origin.
  • noun Length of existence; age.
  • adjective Of or relating to a vintage.
  • adjective Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
  • adjective Old or outmoded.
  • adjective Of the best.
  • adjective Of the most distinctive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To crop or gather, as grapes, at the vintage.
  • noun The gathering of the grapes; the season of grape-gathering; the grape-harvest.
  • noun The annual product of the grape-harvest, with especial reference to the wine obtained.
  • noun Wine in general.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The produce of the vine for one season, in grapes or in wine.
  • noun The act or time of gathering the crop of grapes, or making the wine for a season.
  • noun a wine fount.
  • noun the time of gathering grapes and making wine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season
  • noun Wine, especially high-quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin
  • noun The harvesting of a grape crop and the initial pressing of juice for winemaking
  • noun The year or place in which something is produced
  • adjective attributively of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage
  • adjective attributively having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.)
  • adjective attributively of a motor car built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
  • verb transitive To harvest (grapes).
  • verb transitive To make (wine) from grapes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a season's yield of wine from a vineyard
  • noun the oldness of wines

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, alteration (influenced by viniter, vintner) of Old French vendange, from Latin vīndēmia : vīnum, grapes + dēmere, to take off (, de- + emere, to obtain; see em- in Indo-European roots).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

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