Definitions

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

  • n. A producer or harvester of wine grapes.

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  • n. One who gathers the vintage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who gathers the vintage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One concerned in the vintage, especially a person gathering the grape-harvest.

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

  • n. a person who harvests grapes for making wine

Etymologies

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vintage +‎ -er, cognate to French vendangeur.

Examples

  • _ Epithet of Bacchus, "vintager;" here name of a person in the comedy of "Peace."

    A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)

  • Which most they love; the fretful wasp, that earliest vintager

    Collected Poems

  • Thus speakest thou to thyself; and therefore, O my soul, wilt thou rather smile than pour forth thy grief — — Than in gushing tears pour forth all thy grief concerning thy fulness, and concerning the craving of the vine for the vintager and vintage – knife!

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • No, indeed my attempt at writing did not come off at all to-day; the composition of a hunter or a vintager, whose shouts are echoing through my chamber, hateful and wearisome as the law-courts.

    Meditations

  • The brewer's cares are many, and of longer duration: he is the vintager of our northern climates: his porter or ale should be an agreeable malt wine, suited to the palate of the district or neighbourhood he lives in, or, ultimately, to the taste of his customers.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner

  • Observe with what indifference the people swallow the production of the distant vintager, the seaman and the vintner, as if it were a thing of course.

    Chapter X. Book V

  • Not so does the thrush pine when the olives are plucked, not so does the hare pine when the vintager has gathered the last grapes, as I, Lycidas, droop while I roam apart from my mistress Phyllis.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • VINDEMIATRIX, ε _Virginis_, "the vintager or grape gatherer."

    A Field Book of the Stars

  • The sun, treading the earth like a vintager, drew from it heady fragrances, crushed out of it new colours.

    The Custom of the Country

  • In the olive season he helped in the gathering; in grape season he offered himself as vintager.

    Life of St. Francis of Assisi

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