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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wine  \Wine\,  n.  [OE.  win,  AS  win,  fr  L.  vinum  (cf.  Icel. 
  v[=i]n;  all  from  the  Latin);  akin  to  Gr  o'i^nos,  ?,  and  E. 
  withy.  Cf  {Vine},  {Vineyard},  {Vinous},  {Withy}.] 
  1.  The  expressed  juice  of  grapes,  esp.  when  fermented;  a 
  beverage  or  liquor  prepared  from  grapes  by  squeezing  out 
  their  juice,  and  (usually)  allowing  it  to  ferment.  ``Red 
  wine  of  Gascoigne.''  --Piers  Plowman. 
  Wine  is  a  mocker,  strong  drink  is  raging,  and 
  whosoever  is  deceived  thereby  is  not  wise.  --Prov. 
  xx  1. 
  Bacchus,  that  first  from  out  the  purple  grape 
  Crushed  the  sweet  poison  of  misused  wine.  --Milton. 
  Note:  Wine  is  essentially  a  dilute  solution  of  ethyl  alcohol, 
  containing  also  certain  small  quantities  of  ethers  and 
  ethereal  salts  which  give  character  and  bouquet. 
  According  to  their  color,  strength,  taste,  etc.,  wines 
  are  called  {red},  {white},  {spirituous},  {dry}, 
  {light},  {still},  etc 
  2.  A  liquor  or  beverage  prepared  from  the  juice  of  any  fruit 
  or  plant  by  a  process  similar  to  that  for  grape  wine;  as 
  currant  wine;  gooseberry  wine;  palm  wine. 
  3.  The  effect  of  drinking  wine  in  excess;  intoxication. 
  Noah  awoke  from  his  wine.  --Gen.  ix  24. 
  {Birch  wine},  {Cape  wine},  etc  See  under  {Birch},  {Cape}, 
  {Spirit  of  wine}.  See  under  {Spirit}. 
  {To  have  drunk  wine  of  ape}  or  {wine  ape},  to  be  so  drunk  as 
  to  be  foolish.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  {Wine  acid}.  (Chem.)  See  {Tartaric  acid},  under  {Tartaric}. 
  {Wine  apple}  (Bot.),  a  large  red  apple,  with  firm  flesh  and  a 
  rich,  vinous  flavor. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spirituous  \Spir"it*u*ous\,  a.  [Cf.  (for  sense  2)  F.  spiritueux 
  Cf  {Spiritous}.] 
  1.  Having  the  quality  of  spirit;  tenuous  in  substance,  and 
  having  active  powers  or  properties;  ethereal;  immaterial; 
  spiritual;  pure. 
  2.  Containing,  or  of  the  nature  of  alcoholic  (esp. 
  distilled)  spirit;  consisting  of  refined  spirit; 
  alcoholic;  ardent;  as  spirituous  liquors. 
  3.  Lively;  gay;  vivid;  airy.  [Obs.]  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
  The  mind  of  man  is  of  that  spirituous,  stirring 
  nature,  that  it  is  perpetually  at  work  --South. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  containing  or  of  the  nature  of  alcohol;  "spiritous 
  beverages";  "spirituous  liquors"  [syn:  {spiritous}] 

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