• The Vines and Restoration House
    The Vines and Restoration House
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vine a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Hart and the Vine The Hart and the Vine
48. Vine Dresser Moth 48. Vine Dresser Moth
47. Vine Dresser and Chrysalis 47. Vine Dresser and Chrysalis
258. Leaf-hopper of the Vine 258. Leaf-hopper of the Vine
265. Hop Vine Moth and Young 265. Hop Vine Moth and Young
chat in vines chat in vines

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One grape vine produce can produce about 20 to 30 glasses of wine
    • n Vine (Bot) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes. "There shall be no grapes on the vine .""And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine , and gathered thereof wild gourds."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Better wine can be produced by the soil being of poor quality. This is because the vines have to "work" harder
    • n vine A climbing plant with a woody stem, the fruit of which is known as the grape; a grape-vine: often called specifically the vine. It is of the genus Vitis, and of numerous species and varieties, the primary species being the V. vinifera of the Old World. See grape and Vitis.
    • n vine Any plant with a long slender stem that trails on the ground, or climbs and supports itself by winding round a fixed object, or by seizing any fixed thing with its tendrils or claspers: as, the hop-vine; the vines of melons.
    • n vine A plant of Jamaica, Forsteronia floribunda of the Apocynaceæ, yielding an excellent caoutchouc
    • n vine Aspidiotus uvæ, a small, round, inconspicuous scale occurring on grapecanes in the United States; also. A. vitis, a closely allied species occurring in Europe.
    • n vine The grape-vine filbert-gall of Cecidomyia vitis-coryloides, a rounded mass of galls 1½ or 2 inches in diameter, springing from a common center, and composed of from ten to forty woolly greenish galls, the larger ones the size and shape of a filbert
    • n vine The grape-vine tomato-gall of Lasioptera vitis, a mass of irregular succulent swellings on the leaf-stalks of the vine, yellowish-green with rosy cheeks, or sometimes entirely red.
    • n vine The grape-vine apple-gall of Cecidomyia vitis-pomum, a globular, fleshy, greenish gall, nearly an inch in diameter, attached by a rough base to the stem of the vine
    • n vine The leaf-gall of the above-ground form of Phylloxera vastatrix.
    • n vine Sesia polistiformis, a small hornet-moth whose larva bores in the roots of the vine.
    • n vine Vitis Labrusca, the northern fox-grape of America. See Vitis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: More than 3000 years ago children played with circular hoops made with grape vines. This toy was swung around the waist. Years later this toy was made by company called Wham-O and the Hula-Hoop was invented in 1958
    • n Vine vīn the plant from which wine is made: the woody climbing plant that produces grapes:
    • n Vine vīn (hort.) a climbing or trailing plant, or its stem
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  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    “A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    “The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.”
  • William Blake
    “To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.”


Wither on the vine - If something withers on the vine, it fails to get the intended result, doesn't come to fruition.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vigne, L. vinea, a vineyard, vine from vineus, of or belonging to wine, vinum, wine, grapes. See Wine, and cf. Vignette
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. vinea, a vine—vinum; Gr. oinos, wine.


In literature:

Around them shapes flung themselves from vine to vine.
"Missing Link" by Frank Patrick Herbert
They had collected it some distance up the country, where the vines which produce it grow in considerable quantities.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The vines can crowd out nearly all varieties of weeds.
"Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
There are nearly fifty species which attack the grape vine, and their number is rapidly increasing.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Here and henceforth the Vine is more extensively cultivated than further Northward.
"Glances at Europe" by Horace Greeley
Sometimes Sharptooth tied a vine around her waist.
"The Tree-Dwellers" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
The vines are grown in beds and not staked.
"Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Buildings" by George E. Woodward
Do all morning-glory vines twine in the same direction?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Now, in this condition, there is a certain requirement of the graft necessary that it may bear the vine-fruit; it must =abide= in the vine.
"Sanctification" by J. W. Byers
He soon dropped to the ground among the vines, and before long walked out into sight.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey

In poetry:

Thy flesh is his, his Spirit thine;
And that you both are one,
One body, spirit, temple, vine,
Thy Husband deigns to own.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Ye mourners, weave for the sleeping hair
Of only two, your ivy vine.
For one was wise and one was fair,
But one was mine.
"The Three Sisters" by Arthur Davison Ficke
Ivy round her glimmering ancle,
Vine about her glowing brow,
Never sure was bride so beauteous,
Daphne, chosen nymph, as thou!
"Daphne" by George Meredith
With all of worth the isle brings forth
In dainty drink and food,
And all the wines of foreign vines
Beyond the distant flood.
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
Fragrant the vines that mantle those hills,
Proudly the fig rejoices;
Merrily dance the virgin rills,
Blending their myriad voices.
"The "Happy Isles" of Horace" by Eugene Field
Fragrant the vines that mantle those hills,
Proudly the fig rejoices,
Merrily dance the virgin rills,
Blending their myriad voices.
"The Happy Isles" by Eugene Field

In news:

The Days of Vine & Roses (#304).
Local special-effects artist Jason Vines is on a mission.
Rock for Pussy, Rock the Vine, Greg Laswell, Too Short.
Among the accused are Myron and Marlene Hartford of Vine Street in the City of Batavia.
Then after a month, it is greeted with successive groans if we let it sit on the vine just one day too long.
Ridge Greenmarket may wither on vine.
Abacela is the only major vineyard that fertilizes its vines with the help of hippos .
The vines haven't been tested in the field.
Urban Design group proposes Vine Street revival.
One of Numanthia's 120 year-old vines.
When guests walk into this Whispering Vine location, they'll notice a completely different look.
So why did the Austin e-tailer die on the vine.
Promises of green jobs withering on vine.
If you don't know what a good old vines zinfandel should taste like, this one would be a good yardstick to measure others by.
1—Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel #2—Pedroncelli Zinfandel "Motherclone" #3—Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel #4—Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel .

In science:

T itself has in this case the structure of a vine (see Figure 2).
Hierarchical testing designs for pattern recognition
Recall this corresponds to the case where the set of attributes has the structure of a vine (see Figure 2).
Hierarchical testing designs for pattern recognition
More generally, consider any “right vine” T consisting of at most one test per level of resolution.
Hierarchical testing designs for pattern recognition
Vines and vineyards by updating persistence in linear time.
Quantifying Homology Classes II: Localization and Stability
Apply the associativity test and remove all vines and all weeds which fail it.
Subfactors of index less than 5, part 1: the principal graph odometer