from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The yield of wine or grapes from a vineyard or district during one season.
- n. Wine, usually of high quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin.
- n. The year or place in which a wine is bottled.
- n. The harvesting of a grape crop.
- n. The initial stages of winemaking.
- n. Informal A group or collection of people or things sharing certain characteristics.
- n. Informal A year or period of origin: a car of 1942 vintage.
- n. Informal Length of existence; age.
- adj. Of or relating to a vintage.
- adj. Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal; classic.
- adj. Old or outmoded.
- adj. Of the best: played songs that were vintage Cole Porter.
- adj. Of the most distinctive: "Fatalism has coexisted with vintage American overconfidence” ( Thomas Oliphant).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season
- n. Wine, especially high-quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin
- n. The harvesting of a grape crop and the initial pressing of juice for winemaking
- n. The year or place in which something is produced
- adj. of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage
- adj. having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.)
- adj. of a motor car built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
- v. To harvest (grapes).
- v. To make (wine) from grapes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The produce of the vine for one season, in grapes or in wine.
- n. The act or time of gathering the crop of grapes, or making the wine for a season.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The gathering of the grapes; the season of grape-gathering; the grape-harvest.
- n. The annual product of the grape-harvest, with especial reference to the wine obtained.
- n. Wine in general.
- To crop or gather, as grapes, at the vintage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a season's yield of wine from a vineyard
- n. the oldness of wines
Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, alteration (influenced by viniter, vintner) of Old French vendange, from Latin vīndēmia : vīnum, grapes + dēmere, to take off (dē, de- + emere, to obtain).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman vintage, 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"). (Wiktionary)