Word of the Day: Whine and Wine
whine / wīn
1. a complaint made in an annoying, child-like manner
The continual whine of lamenting the burden of taxes, however successfully it may be practiced in mixed governments, is inconsistent with the sense and spirit of a republic.
Thomas Paine, 1737 – 1809
2. the act of making a sustained, high and sad sound
The collie uttered a whine and a loud bark.
from “Three Boys” by George Manville Fenn, 1831 – 1909
3. a sustained high-pitched sound
The coyotes broke out again; yap, yap, yap–then the high whine.
from “My Antonia” by Willa Cather, 1873 -1947
1. to complain in an annoying, child-like manner
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things will be yours.
2. to make a sustained high and sad sound as the result of distress
Buck simply smothered him by virtue of superior weight, and cut him up till he ceased snapping and began to whine for mercy.
from “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London, 1876 – 1916
3. to make a sustained high-pitched sound
A beggar woman paused hard by
And whined her song with gaps for breath.
from “Fame” by John Joy Bell, 1871 – 1934
wine / wīn
1. an alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes or other fermented fruits or plants
Just as a medicine may not cure a serious illness, wine will certainly not dispel your grief.
2. a dark red color
It’s “Wine”, Not Dark Red – Here Are The Correct Names of All Color Shades, From https://digitalsynopsis.com/design/color-thesaurus-correct-names-of-shadesreferring to Ingrid Sundberg’s “Color Thesaurus”
3. something that intoxicates or invigorates
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
Robert Fripp, 1946 –
1. having a dark red color
I definitely am drawn to deeper reds and wine colors for lips and even cheeks during the holiday.
Christina Hendricks, 1975 –
1. to drink wine
I have wined and dined with kings and queens and I’ve slept in alleys and dined on pork and beans.
Dusty Rhodes, 1945 – 2015
2. to be entertained and provided with wine
I’ve been quite surprised because I really didn’t expect to be wined and dined, and it’s quite nice.
Anne Robinson, 1944 –