Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Vintage (Page: 1611)

Vint"age (?; 48), n. [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.]

1. The produce of the vine for one season, in grapes or in wine; as, the vintage is abundant; the vintage of 1840.

2. The act or time of gathering the crop of grapes, or making the wine for a season. Vintage spring, a wine fount. -- Vintage time, the time of gathering grapes and making wine. Milton.