- pyne (obsolete)
- (countable, uncountable) Any coniferous tree of the genus Pinus.
- 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
- I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, “Miss Thyrza’s Chair”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, OCLC 483591931, page 41:
- Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.
- The northern slopes were covered mainly in pine.
- (countable) Any tree (usually coniferous) which resembles a member of this genus in some respect.
- (uncountable) The wood of this tree.
- Synonym: pinewood
- (archaic except Caribbean, Guyana, South Africa) A pineapple.
- 1918 June, Katherine Mansfield [pseudonym; Kathleen Mansfield Murry], “Prelude”, in Bliss and Other Stories, London: Constable & Company, published 1920, OCLC 561951956, chapter 7, pages 38–39:
- Linda carried the oysters in one hand and the pineapple in the other. […] [S]he put the bottle of oysters and the pine on a little carved chair.
- arolla pine (Pinus cembra)
- Austrian pine (Pinus nigra)
- black pine
- Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii)
- Brazilian pine (Araucaria angustifolia)
- bristlecone pine (Pinus subsect. Balfourianae spp.)
- bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii)
- Chile pine/Chilean pine (Araucaria araucana)
- cypress pine
- digger pine (Pinus sabiniana)
- fern pine
- grey pine (Pinus banksiana)
- ground pine
- Guadalupe pine (Pinus radiata var. binata)
- hard pine
- hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii)
- horsetail pine (Pinus massoniana)
- Huon pine (Lagarostrobos franklinii)
- insignis pine (Pinus radiata)
- jack pine (Pinus banksiana)
- Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi)
- joint pine
- King Billy pine/King William pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides)
- klinki pine (Araucaria hunsteinii)
- Lambert pine (Pinus lambertiana)
- loblolly pine (Pinus taeda)
- lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta)
- longleaf pine (Pinus palustris)
- maritime pine (Pinus pinaster)
- Monterey pine (Pinus radiata)
- mountain pine (Pinus mugo)
- mugo pine (Pinus mugo)
- Norfolk Island pine/Norfolk pine (Araucaria heterophylla)
- Norway pine (Pinus resinosa)
- nut pine
- Parana pine/Paraná pine (Araucaria angustifolia)
- pencil pine
- pine beetle (Dendroctonus spp.)
- pine bunting (Emberiza leucocephalos)
- Pine City
- pinecone, pine cone
- Pine County
- pinedrops (Pterospora andromedea)
- pinegrass (Calamagrostis rubescens)
- Pine Lake
- pine marten (Martes martes)
- pine mushroom (Tricholoma magnivelare)
- pine needle
- pine nut
- pinesap (Monotropa hypopitys)
- pine shoot moth (Rhyacionia buoliana)
- pine squirrel (Tamiasciurus spp.)
- pine tar
- pine thistle (Carlina gummifera)
- pine tree (Pinus spp.)
- pine vole (Microtus pinetorum)
- pineweed (Hypericum sarothra)
- pine weevil (Hylobius abietis)
- pine woods snake (Rhadinaea flavilata)
- piñon pine (Pinus subsect. Cembroides)
- pitch pine
- plum pine (Podocarpaceae spp.)
- ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)
- prince's pine (Chimaphila umbellata)
- radiata pine (Pinus radiata)
- red pine (Pinus resinosa)
- Scotch pine/Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris)
- screw pine (Pandanus)
- scrub pine (Pinus banksiana)
- shore pine (Pinus contorta)
- shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata)
- silver pine (Manoao colensoi)
- soft pine
- star pine (Araucaria heterophylla)
- stone pine (Pinus pinea, Pinus cembra)
- sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana)
- swamp pine
- Swiss pine (Pinus cembra)
- Turkish pine (Pinus brutia)
- umbrella pine (Pinus pinea, Pinus cembra}
- white pine (Pinus subg. Strobus spp.)
- Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis)
- yellow pine
- yew pine
From Middle English pine, pyne, from Old English *pīn (“pain”), from Proto-Germanic *pīnō (“pain, torment, torture”), possibly from Latin poena (“punishment”), from Ancient Greek ποινή (poinḗ, “penalty, fine, bloodmoney”). Cognate to pain.
pine (plural pines)
From Middle English pinen, from Old English pīnian (“to torment”), from Proto-Germanic *pīnōną, from Proto-Germanic *pīnō (“pain, torment, torture”), from the noun (see above). Cognate with German peinigen (“to torment, torture”), Icelandic pína (“to torment”).
- (intransitive) To languish; to lose flesh or wear away through distress.
- 1589 or 1590, Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta, Act I.iii.256:
- Why pine not I, and die in this distress?
- 170?, Thomas Tickell, To a Lady; With a Present of Flowers:
- This night shall see the gaudy wreath decline, The roses wither and the lilies pine.
- 1855, John Sullivan Dwight (translator), “Oh Holy Night”, as printed in 1871, Adolphe-Charles Adam (music), “Cantique de Noël”, G. Schirmer (New York), originally by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure, 1847
- Long lay the world in sin and error pining / Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth
- 1589 or 1590, Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta, Act I.iii.256:
- (intransitive) To long, to yearn so much that it causes suffering.
- 1969 December 7, Monty Python, “Full Frontal Nudity, Dead Parrot sketch”, in Monty Python's Flying Circus, spoken by shopkeeper and Mr Praline (Michael Palin and John Cleese):
- Praline: "That parrot is definitely deceased. And when I bought it not half an hour ago you assured me that its lack of movement was due to it being tired and shagged out after a long squawk."
Shopkeeper: "It's probably pining for the fiords."
Praline: "Pining for the fiords, what kind of talk is that?"
- 2016 August 14, Ross Douthat, “A Playboy for President”, in The New York Times:
- Ten years ago, liberals pined for a post-religious right, a different culture war. Be careful what you wish for.
- 2019 August 14, A. A. Dowd, “Good Boys Puts a Tween Spin on the R-rated Teen Comedy, to Mostly Funny Effect”, in The A.V. Club, archived from the original on 4 March 2021:
- (transitive) To grieve or mourn for.
- 1674, John Milton, “Book XI”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books, 2nd edition, London: […] S[amuel] Simmons […], OCLC 563123917, pages 299–300:
- [T]hou mayſt know / What miſerie th' inabſtinence of Eve / Shall bring on men. Immediately a place / Before his eyes appeard, ſad, noyſom, dark, / A Lazar-houſe it ſeemd, wherein were laid / Numbers all diſeas'd, […] / […] / Dæmoniac Phrenzie, moaping Melancholie / And Moon-ſtruck madneſs, pining Atrophie, / Maraſmus and wide-waſting Peſtilence.
- (transitive) To inflict pain upon; to torment.
- 1648, Joseph Hall, “The Breathings of the Devout Soul”, in Josiah Pratt, editor, The Works of the Right Reverend Father in God, Joseph Hall, D.D. […], volume VI (Devotional Works), London: Printed by C[harles] Whittingham, […]; for Williams and Smith, […], published 1808, OCLC 1190972734, section XXVII, page 325:
- Which way, O Lord, which way can I look, and not see some sad examples of misery? […] [O]ne is pined in prison; another, tortured on the rack; a third, languisheth under the loss of a dear son, or wife, or husband.
- pine on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- “pine” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- pine at OneLook Dictionary Search
- Tam Thi Min Nguyen, A grammar of Bih (2013)
pine f (plural pines)
See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.
- inflection of :
- “pine”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- plural of
Probably English pin
- “pine” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
- first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of pinar
- third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of pinar
- third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of pinar
- third-person singular (você) negative imperative of pinar
- “pine”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011