Adjective "vinous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Resembling, associated with, or fond of wine.
  1. 'But when his Italian wine ran out, the French Foreign Legion played the role of vinous seventh cavalry. ‘They got a ration of half a litre of Bordeaux a day, so we bought some wine from them.’'
  2. 'His interest in things vinous really took off when he started to play for England, courtesy of an indulgent waiter at the Petersham hotel in Richmond, the team's London headquarters.'
  3. 'It should be no shock that wines produced in Napa, Maremma, and Pomerol can be difficult to tell apart - the owners belong to the same vinous country club.'
  4. 'It sounds to me like the vinous equivalent of ‘teaching for the test,’ a phenomenon now rampant in American public schools as they aim to show improvements in standardized test scores.'
  5. 'Want to know what's rowing the vinous boat for both my customers and myself in 2005?'
  6. 'But I sense a greater spirit of vinous experimentation afoot.'
  7. 'The oldest name in vinous Australia, the Barossa Valley, is home to many producers, controlling one-quarter of total Australian production.'
  8. 'In the wine world we are starting to see the vinous equivalent - wines where a lot of work went into the packaging but not the product.'
  9. 'It's true potential, however, has always been there and recently it has begun to be realised in yet another vinous renaissance!'
  10. 'Water boiled on this paper acquired a vinous red colour'


1. of, resembling, or containing wine.

2. of, relating to, or characteristic of wine: a vinous fragrance.

3. produced by, indicative of, or given to indulgence in wine.

4. wine red; wine-colored: a vinous hue.

More examples(as adjective)

"milestones can be vinous."

"underparts can be vinous."


Late Middle English: from Latin vinum ‘wine’ + -ous.