vintage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vintage the oldness of wines
    • n vintage a season's yield of wine from a vineyard
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The vintage date on a bottle of wine indicates the year the grapes were picked, not the year of bottling.
    • Vintage The act or time of gathering the crop of grapes, or making the wine for a season.
    • Vintage The produce of the vine for one season, in grapes or in wine; as, the vintage is abundant; the vintage of 1840.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vintage The gathering of the grapes; the season of grape-gathering; the grape-harvest.
    • n vintage The annual product of the grape-harvest, with especial reference to the wine obtained.
    • n vintage Wine in general.
    • vintage To crop or gather, as grapes, at the vintage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vintage vin′tāj the gathering of grapes: the yearly produce of grapes: the time of grape-gathering: wine
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Quotations

  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.”
  • Sandra Bernhard
    Sandra Bernhard
    “If you close your eyes, you could just as well imagine me to be vintage Ali MacGraw, circa 1968.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Corrupted by influence of vintner, vintry, from OE. vindage, vendage, for vendange, OF. vendenge, F. vendange, from L. vindemia,; vinum, wine, grapes + demere, to take off; de + emere, originally, to take. See Wine Redeem, and cf. Vindemial
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. vendange—L. vindemiavinum, wine, grapes, demĕre, to remove—de, out of or away, emĕre, to take.

Usage

In literature:

These, which once held the purple juice, perhaps the produce of favorite vintages, were now filled to the brim with ashes.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
Sport mine for me, though it be of the vintage of a by-gone year.
"A Wounded Name" by Charles King
I love the sage and the vintage that grow, and the oaks that stand in chains.
"The Secret of the Creation" by Howard D. Pollyen
It is time that we had done with them, and we will then set about the vintage.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
I sometimes think that only the very abstemious man can truly appreciate a good vintage.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
Poor child, she looks as if she had been working at the vintage.
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
High up the slopes hung vintages of purple grapes.
"Gathering Jewels" by James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles
Here he pushed him into a chair and ordered the finest vintage he could find on the card.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
I know the vintages, and I rejoice.
"My Contemporaries In Fiction" by David Christie Murray
The festivals were seasons of joy, the festivals of the harvest and of the vintage.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
To begin with, the Bohemians, on taking to Christianity at all, started with some very fine vintage saints of their own growing.
"From a Terrace in Prague" by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
The case of the vintage laws is peculiarly hard this season upon the small proprietors.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
He had even had drinks in name bars, sampling everything from Metaxa to vintage champagne.
"The Common Man" by Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
Now this Burgundy is of the vintage of the year fifty-one.
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
It is not every vintage that bears exportation.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Thou rememberest the surprise with which we were received there last vintage twelvemonth.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
I 'll pledge the King, although it is a dirty vintage.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
These days before the vintage were very peaceful at La Mariniere.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
Christ bearing Cross; Vintage (L.).
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
I'm only saying that it doesn't come of the same vintage as Veuve Cliquot.
"The Side Of The Angels" by Basil King
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In poetry:

It hangs forgotten quite,--
Forgotten in the purple vintage-day,
Left for the sharp and cruel frosts to slay,
The daggers of the night.
"November" by Susan Coolidge
She feeds her household plenteously
From the granaries we have filled;
Her vintage is gathered in with glee
From the fields our toil has tilled.
"The Future Of Australia" by Mary Hannay Foott
And valleys drowsed between,
In the rich purple of the vintage time,
When cups of gold that drop with fragrant wine,
From orchard branches lean;—
"The Death of Autumn" by Kate Seymour Maclean
The vintage time is gone, but not its glory;
The grapes are garnered from their leafy gloom;
Yet miles of vineyards, story crowning story,
Cover the hillsides with a golden bloom.
"Autumn In Meran" by John Lawson Stoddard
The earth is the cup of the sun,
That he filleth at morning with wine,
With the warm, strong wine of his might
From the vintage of gold and of light,
Fills it, and makes it divine.
"The Sun Cup" by Archibald Lampman
All day they flashed in flakes of fire, that lay
The vintage low upon the hill's green breast,
The harvest low,—and o'er that faithfullest,
The blue sky ever beckoning, shed dismay.
"The False Fair Days" by Paul Verlaine

In news:

Suttree by Cormac McCarthy Vintage, 480 pp.
Two township men have confessed to stealing items ranging from a 50-inch TV to vintage coins from a home, police said, and selling some of the goods in Camden.
Jeff Fairey, Vintage Contemporaries .
Vintage Shopping with Style Council.
Vintage Market Days held in Bixby.
Man builds own vintage-style firearms.
Those suckers can be pretty expensive, especially the super deluxe vintage ones that I've seen.
In her free time she rides her bike and shops vintage in Beaumont's Oak's Historic District.
Memphis pilot to loan his vintage Curtiss Robin to Michigan air museum.
Sun D'Appled Orchard Ale from Vintage Brewing Company of Madison, Wisconsin.
How to decipher vintage furniture labels.
Vintage icebox turned into DIY display case .
The burlesque star and fashion muse will sell her capsule line of seductive, vintage-inspired pieces at L.A.'s Decades boutique and website.
Chopped and channeled to perfection, it was filled with a vintage 283ci Chevy mill topped with an Edelbrock 2-pot sparked by Mallory.
Instead, they promote their vintages by offering free taste tests at wine fairs.
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In science:

We refer to these algorithms as wandering (or vintage ZQ ) Shor algorithms.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
We refer to these algorithms as wandering (or vintage ZQ ) Shor algorithms.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
The ambient group A is finite and abelian. • Vintage Shor AHSP.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
For, not every choice of the transversal ιµ will produce an efficient vintage Shor algorithm.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
The complexities of each step of the vintage ZQ Shor algorithm are given below.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
Each of the three vintage ZQ Shor QHSAs created in this paper is a natural generalization of Shor’s original quantum factoring algorithm to free abelian groups A of finite rank n .
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
The second case will involve a further body of material which is both more extensive, and of more recent vintage.
Minimal connected simple groups of finite Morley rank with strongly embedded subgroups
This is coupled with the emergence of these same techniques, or their close vintage.
C*-Algebras Generated by Partial Isometries
One of these HHP’s is of earlier vintage,4 and it is used to effect the solution of the initial value problem, in which the complex Ernst potential is specified upon two null lines.
Group structure of the solution manifold of the hyperbolic Ernst equation --- general study of the subject and detailed elaboration of mathematical proofs
Despite the vintage of these results, there is still uncertainty over their interpretation.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
The Path to the Quantum Computer (Vintage, London). ’n Begripsmatig toeganklike en helder inleiding wat lekker lees.
Quantum computing (Kwantumberekening)
Surprisingly, (4) (i.e., the canonical matrix form for unitaries) is of much more recent vintage.
CMV matrices: Five years after
There are numerous revisions and vintages of population estimates.
Modelling real GDP per capita in the USA: cointegration test
Unfortunately, no firm conclusions can be drawn as the present Tevatron data, which is of the 2002 vintage, is based on rather modest luminosity (5.8 pb−1 ).
Heavy flavours: working group summary
Differences between accepted, rejected and nonapplicants (vintage 2003) As the council’s goal is to fund better researchers, one would expect that in the clientele of the council the better researchers are over-represented.
Past Performance as Predictor of Successful Grant Applications: A Case Study
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