vintage

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English vendage, vyndage, from Anglo-Norman vendenge, from Old French vendage, vendenge (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 (countable and uncountable, 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.
    • 1914, Edgar Rice Burroughs, chapter 1, in Tarzan of the Apes:
      I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other. I may credit the seductive influence of an old vintage upon the narrator for the beginning of it, and my own skeptical incredulity during the days that followed for the balance of the strange tale.
  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.
  3. (attributively) Classic (such as watches, video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, old magazines, etc.).
    1. (Of a motor car) built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
    2. (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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English vintage.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vin.tədʒ/, /vɛ̃.taʒ/

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vintage (plural vintages)

  1. vintage

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English vintage. Doublet of vendimia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /binˈtaxe/, [bĩn̪ˈt̪axe]

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vintage (plural vintages)

  1. vintage