Definition of vin in English:



  • [mass noun], [usually with modifier] French wine.

    ‘vin rouge’
    • ‘He jumps up, disappears, returns armed with wine, vin santo and a stack of plastic cups. ‘Go on!’’
    • ‘An inspired medical study, the French Paradox, apparently proves that a glass of vin rouge counters the worrying effects of high-cholesterol diets, namely a thickening of the arteries in the heart.’
    • ‘Indeed the word ‘vinegar’ comes from the French vin aigre, meaning sour wine.’
    • ‘That heavenly foaming wine we know as champagne was once called vin diable, and for very good reason.’
    • ‘Other kinds of sweet wine are forms of fortified wines and ripaso-style wines, such as vin santo or succulent tawny ports.’
    • ‘You didn't think we'd toss off the idea to serve wines like moscato and vin santo, then leave you hanging, did you?’
    • ‘France remains the home of organic wine, often called vin biologique, with over half of the world's registered vine-growers, notably in the warm, dry climate of the south.’
    • ‘You'd be better off staying at home with une bouteille de vin rouge’.’
    • ‘We admit to enjoying a glass or two of vin blanc and/or vin rouge of an evening.’
    • ‘Within minutes there were two vin blancs in front of us.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, he has discovered the utter joy to be found in a decent bottle of vin rouge.’
    • ‘They have learnt, through much experience, that we can literally tell at a glance (though usually over a glass of vin rouge) if what they are about to start taking will help or harm them.’
    • ‘There is, however, one very basic problem with vin rouge - it stains the white linen cloths used to clean the chalices and drape the altars.’
    • ‘Fiona ordered roast monkfish tail, clams, cocotte potatoes and sauce vin rouge while I went for the salmon escalope, fish velouté risotto and poached egg.’
    • ‘Most of the big chateaux refused to release a grand vin or main chateau wine that year.’
    • ‘Paris is full of small, cozy neighborhood restaurants that serve very decent food at reasonable prices, usually enjoyed with a hearty carafe of vin rouge maison.’
    • ‘Finally, the meal comes to an end with pecorino and pear, a variety of home-made cakes, vin santo and cantucci, Marsala wine and coffee.’
    • ‘Bring along a baguette and a bottle of vin blanc and join the judge for an idyll in the French countryside.’
    • ‘We were forced, arms twisted up our backs, to wash the feast down with copious amounts of vin rouge and/or blanc.’
    • ‘In Bordeaux, winemakers are simply trying to make the best grand vin, or top wine, and most will ruthlessly demote wines as they see fit.’


French, literally wine.




Definition of VIN in English:


  • Vehicle identification number.