Definition of "vine" [vine]

  • A weak-stemmed plant that derives its support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface. (noun)
  • The stem of such a plant. (noun)
  • A grapevine. (noun)
  • Grapevines considered as a group: products of the vine. (noun)
  • To form or develop like a vine. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vine" in a sentence
  • ""Burdened vine" seems a trifle obscure -- why _burdened vine_?"
  • "His remark that the term vine must refer to some plant of the habit of a vine is conclusive against the claims of all the plants hitherto identified with the vine of"
  • "The cane of the vine is then taken into the house, if it has been wintered outside, and carefully trained to the rafter, the part next the ground being still kept wrapped round with hay bands, and the hole stopped close round the stem, so as to prevent the vine receiving any check from the cold of the external air."