Definition of "vintage" []

  • 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)
  • The wine obtained from a harvest of grapes, esp in an outstandingly good year, referred to by the year involved, the district, or the vineyard (noun)

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.

  • The harvest from which such a wine is obtained (noun)
  • The harvesting of wine grapes (noun)
  • The season of harvesting these grapes or for making wine (noun)
  • A time of origin (noun)
  • A group of people or objects of the same period (noun)
  • (of wine) of an outstandingly good year (adjective)
  • Representative of the best and most typical (adjective)
  • Of lasting interest and importance; venerable; classic (adjective)
  • Old-fashioned; dated (adjective)
  • To gather (grapes) or make (wine) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "vintage" in a sentence
  • "- "Most SF of a certain vintage is contaminated by the Marxist notion that history is the sum of deterministic, predictable forces.""
  • "Ms. Macklowe was dressed in what she called "vintage Rodarte"—"Does that make me old?" she asked—and shoes by Louis Vuitton, "the ones Madonna wore.""
  • "Happy Birthday from New Jersey USA - I hope your vintage is a good one this year."