vintage

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From Anglo-Norman vendenge, 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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vintage (plural vintages)

  1. The yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season.
  2. Wine, especially high-quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
  3. The harvesting of a grape crop and the initial pressing of juice for winemaking.
  4. The year or place in which something is produced.

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vintage (comparative more vintage, superlative most vintage)

  1. (attributively) Of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage.
  2. (attributively) Having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.).
  3. (attributively) Of a motor car, built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
  4. Of a watch, produced between the years 1870 and 1980.

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vintage (third-person singular simple present vintages, present participle vintaging, simple past and past participle vintaged)

  1. (transitive) To harvest (grapes).
  2. (transitive) To make (wine) from grapes.

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Adjective[edit]

vintage m, f (plural vintages)

  1. vintage