WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
vin•tage /ˈvɪntɪdʒ/USA pronunciation
adj. [before a noun]
- [countable] the wine from a particular harvest or crop, esp. a very fine wine from the crop of a good year.
- [uncountable] the output of a particular time or year;
a collection of things manufactured or in use at the same time:a car of 1917 vintage.
- being of a specified vintage:a 1978 vintage wine.
- representing the high quality of a past time; classic:those old, vintage movies.
- being the best of its kind;
choice:a vintage Shakespearean performance.
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vintage /ˈvɪntɪdʒ/ n
- the wine obtained from a harvest of grapes, esp in an outstandingly good year, referred to by the year involved, the district, or the vineyard
- the harvest from which such a wine is obtained
- the harvesting of wine grapes
- the season of harvesting these grapes or for making wine
- a time of origin: a car of Edwardian vintage
- informal a group of people or objects of the same period: a fashion of last season's vintage
Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French vendage (influenced by vintener vintner), from Latin vindēmia, from vīnum wine, grape + dēmere to take away (from dē- away + emere to take)
- (of wine) of an outstandingly good year
- representative of the best and most typical: vintage Shakespeare
- of lasting interest and importance; venerable; classic: vintage films
- old-fashioned; dated
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