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

  • n. A place for storing wine.
  • n. A stock of wines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an underground place for storing wine at a constant temperature
  • n. a collection of wine

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a cellar adapted or used for storing wine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cellar, or an inclosed part of a cellar, reserved for the storage of wine.

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

  • n. storage space where wines are stored


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  • "Is this the scene where they run out of champagne, and Claude Rains goes down to the wine cellar and catches Cary Grant?"

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  • And a goodly supply of money, to restock the castle’s wine cellar and Derithon’s depleted and decayed supplies, wouldn’t hurt, either.

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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
    Date: 14th century
    : a room for storing wines; also : a stock of wines

    January 27, 2008