• WordNet 3.6
    • v pine have a desire for something or someone who is not present "She ached for a cigarette","I am pining for my lover"
    • n pine a coniferous tree
    • n pine straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Among the Pines Among the Pines
He saw in his own mind the tall pines reach up into the blue skies He saw in his own mind the tall pines reach up into the blue skies
Work of Round-headed and Flat-headed Borers in Pine Work of Round-headed and Flat-headed Borers in Pine
In mid-day the shade of the pines is inviting In mid-day the shade of the pines is inviting
White Pine White Pine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and white worms like fried pork rinds.
    • Pine A pineapple.
    • Pine (Bot) Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See Pinus.
    • Pine The wood of the pine tree.
    • Pine To grieve or mourn for.
    • Pine To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict. "That people that pyned him to death.""One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack."
    • Pine To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; -- usually followed by for. "For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined ."
    • Pine To languish; to lose flesh or wear away, under any distress or anexiety of mind; to droop; -- often used with away. "The roses wither and the lilies pine ."
    • Pine To suffer; to be afflicted.
    • n Pine Woe; torment; pain. "Pyne of hell."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pine, spruce, or other evergreen wood should never be used in barbecues. These woods, when burning or smoking, can add harmful tar and resins to the food. Only hardwoods should be used for smoking and grilling, such as oak, pecan, hickory, maple, cherry, alder, apple, or mesquite, depending on the type of meat being cooked.
    • n pine Any tree of the genus Pinus. The pines are evergreens ranging in size from that of a low bush up to a height of 300 feet. Some of them are of the highest economic importance from the timber obtained from them, which, though not of the finest cabinet quality, is very extensively used in all kinds of construction. In this regard the most important species are —in Europe, the Scotch pine; in North America, the (Canadian) red pine, the common white pine, the long-leafed pine, the yellow pine of the east, and that of the west; in India, the Bhutan, chir, and Khasian pines; and in Japan, the matsu (Japanese pine). (See below.) The resinous products of some are of great value (see pitch, tar, turpentine, resin, abietene, australene; also Aleppo pine, cluster-pine, Corsican pine, long-leafed pine, Mugho pine, and stone-pine —all below, and chir); and some species are useful for their edible seeds (see nut-pine). See also fir-wool, and pine-needle wool (under pine-needle).
    • n pine One of various other coniferous trees, as the Moreton Bay pine and the Oregon pine (see below); also, one of a few small plants suggesting the pine. See ground-pine.
    • n pine The wood of any pine-tree.
    • n pine The pineapple.
    • n pine Same as Austrian pine.
    • n pine Same as bull-pine .
    • n pine Same as miro.
    • n pine Same as digger-pine.
    • n pine Same as yellow pine .
    • n pine Same as yellow pine .
    • n pine See white pine .
    • n pine In England, the long-leafed pine, or its imported wood.
    • n pine See celery-pine.
    • n pine See Chimaphila.
    • n pine See Dacrydium.
    • n pine The Swiss stone-pine, or arolla, Pinus Cembra, a middle-sized tree with fragrant and resinous, very fine-grained soft wood, much used for carving and cabinet-work. The seeds are edible, and abound in oil. It yields a turpentine called Carpathian balsam.
    • n pine The Siberian stone-pine, Pinus Cembra, var.
    • n pine Pinus monticola, a large species of the western United States, not very common, but in Idaho an important timber-tree.
    • n pine The cedar-pine.
    • n pine The Rocky Mountain species Pinus reflexa, of Arizona, and P. flexilis, which serves for lumber in Nevada, where better is wanting.
    • n pine Same as kahikatea.
    • n pine The long-leafed pine.
    • n pine An important species, Pinus ponderosa, found in the Black Hills, and from British Columbia, through the Pacific region, to Texas and Mexico: within its range the most valuable timber-tree after the Oregon pine. It sometimes approaches 300 feet in height, but is commonly much lower, especially in the Rocky Mountains. Its heavy, hard, and strong, but not durable, timber furnishes lumber, railway-ties, etc. Also called bull-pine, silver-pine.
    • n pine Pinus Arizonica, a species of minor importance in the mountains of Arizona.
    • n pine A commercial name of the common white pine. (See also ground-pine, heavy-pine, hoop-pine, huon-pine, kauri-pine, knee-pine, loblolly-pine, and slash-pine.)
    • n pine Pain; torment; anguish; misery; suffering; wretchedness.
    • pine To pain; afflict; torture; starve; wear out or consume, as with sickness, pain, or grief.
    • pine To grieve for; bemoan; bewail.
    • pine To be consumed with grief or longing; grow thin or waste away with pain, sorrow, or longing; languish: often with away: as, she pined away and died.
    • pine To long; languish with longing desire: usually with for before the object of desire.
    • pine To shrink or “render,” as fish in the process of curing. Synonyms To droop, flag, wither.
    • n pine The black-headed gull, Chroïcocephalus ridibundus. Also pinemaw.
    • n pine Same as foxtail-pine (which see, under pine).
    • n pine See black pine .
    • n pine Same as stone-pine in any of the senses.
    • n pine Same as table-mountain pine (which see, under pine).
    • n pine In New South Wales, a variety of Callitris robusta. See black pine .
    • n pine A low tree, Pinus contorta, ranging along the Pacific coast from Alaska to northern California and to some extent inland. It has either a compact round head or an open picturesque one which has given rise to the name twisted pine. It seems to grade into the lodge-pole pine. The saccharine cambium is eaten by the Indians. Also coast scrub-pine.
    • n pine Same as slash-pine. Also she pitch-pine.
    • n pine Same as slash-pine.
    • n pine The loblolly-pine.
    • n pine In the Bahamas, a species of air-plant, Tillandsia Balbisiana. Compare wild pine , under wild.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pinocchio is Italian for 'Pine Eye'.
    • n Pine pīn a northern cone-bearing, evergreen, resinous tree, furnishing valuable timber
    • v.i Pine pīn to waste away under pain or mental distress: to languish with longing
    • v.t Pine to grieve for: to bewail
    • n Pine wasting pain: weary suffering
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  • Horace
    “The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.”
  • Fiona Macleod
    Fiona Macleod
    “A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of forests. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high.”
  • John Gay
    “But his kiss was so sweet, and so closely he pressed, that I languished and pined till I granted the rest.”
  • Agnes De Mille
    Agnes De Mille
    “Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they're afraid that they'll be forgotten. And in America they're quite right. They will be.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. pīnan, to torment, fr. pīn, torment. See 1st Pine Pain (n.) & (v.)


In literature:

Sand dunes, pines, inlets; awfully wild.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
The persistency with which it is repeated on the solitary pine-clad mountain sides constitutes its principal charm.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
Draw a pine tree, a bunch of pine needles, a pine cone, and a pine seed.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
It was built of pine logs neatly matched and hewed on one side.
"The Forester's Daughter" by Hamlin Garland
It was with satisfaction that she heard the pine-trees complaining.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
In this way the yellow pine sometimes chokes out the cedar, and the fir gets the advantage of the sugar pine.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
Formerly there had been a grand growth of pine here; and there were still a few pine trees.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Every pine wood seemed to have its colony of them.
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
He once spent a whole morning trying to run up a tall, straight, pine tree in whose branches was a snickering Pine Squirrel.
"Wild Animals at Home" by Ernest Thompson Seton
In one part of his journey, the road extended almost wholly through pine-forests, and was very lonely.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley

In poetry:

And from that hour the ladye pined,
For love was in her heart,
And on her slumber there came dreams
She could not bid depart.
"The Troubadour. Canto 4" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Heard accents of the eternal tongue
Through the pine branches play--
Listened and felt thyself grow young!
Listened, and wept--Away!
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
Then, that the gods might hear their voice
On purple days of spring,
They sought the tossing, pine-clad slope
And made a place to sing.
"The Bridge Builder" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Ah! For the hearts that cherish her,
That sigh and pine with secret pain
For her cool lips and smiling eyes;
For Maye will never love again—
"The Water-Witch" by Alice Guerin Crist
Sprung from great Nature's royal lines,
They share her deep repose,–
Their rugged shoulders robed in pines,
Their foreheads crowned with snows.
"The Storm" by Frederick George Scott
As sings the pine-tree in the wind,
So sings in the wind a sprig of the pine;
Her strength and soul has laughing France
Shed in each drop of wine.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In news:

What will happen to the property where the old (Big Pine) care center was.
In 1983 and moved to Pine Island Cove in 2003.
John McNeely, of Sharon, and Judi Meyer, of Litchfield, take a walk through Cathedral Pines in Cornwall this afternoon to survey the damage wrought by Monday night's tornado.
The Schuylkill County Commissioners approved $23,361 more for engineering costs to renovate a covered bridge near Pine Grove on Wednesday.
Joel Peralta ejected from Rays-Nationals game because of pine tar in glove.
Modern cowgirl aims to shoot through Purgatory in the Pines.
PINE HILL — Police in Camden County successfully ended a standoff with an armed robbery suspect.
Five Pine Chocolate Porter (Three Creeks Brewing Co.).
Young Pine, Upper Young Lake, Yosemite National Park, California.
8 m ago In Brentwood accident on Sagtikos Pkwy SB south of Pine Aire Dr/S3.
Video still from Whispering Pines 8 by Shana Moulton.
The oldest private daycare center in upstate New York is celebrating its 61st year of service in the Pine Hills.
Toyland Day Nursery at 2 South Pine Ave has been owned and operated by Steven Rudnick since 1973.
Bend's Pine Tavern evacuated after gas leak.
Lee MacPhail, former American League president, 'Pine Tar' decider , dies at 95.

In science:

Pinelis, Convexity of sub-polygons of convex polygons.
Polygon Convexity: A Minimal O(n) Test
Rate of spread of surface fires in the ponderosa pine type of california.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
Rate of spread of surface fires in the ponderosa pine type of california.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
More properly however, h ˆVscif .s./∆ should be interpreted as the parameter f 0 a of the Fermi-liquid theory (Pines & Nozi`eres 1966).
Many-Body Physics and Quantum Chaos
Pines, “Correlation Energy of a Free Electron Gas”, Phys.
Electrodynamics of correlated electron systems