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Pine definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PINE, n. [L. pinus.] A tree of the genus Pinus, of many species, some of which furnish timber of the most valuable kind. The species which usually bear this name in the United States, are the white pine, Pinus strobus,the prince of our forests; the yellow pine, Pinus resinosa; and the pitch pine, Pinus rigida. The other species of this genus are called by other names, a fir,hemlock, larch, spruce, etc.
PINE, v.i.
1. To languish; to lose flesh or wear away under any distress of anxiety of mind; to grow lean; followed sometimes by away.
Ye shall not mourn nor weep, but ye shall pine away for your iniquities. Ezek 24.
2. To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; usually followed by for.
Unknowing that she pin'd for your return.
PINE, v.t. To wear out; to make to languish.
Where shivering cold and sickness pines the clime.
Beroe pined with pain.
1. To grieve for; to bemoan in silence.
Abashed the devil stood--
Virtue in her own shape how lovely, saw,
And pined his loss.
[In the transitive sense, this verb is now seldom used, and this use is improper, except by ellipsis.]
PINE, n. Woe; want; penury; misery.
[This is obsolete. See Pain.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a coniferous tree [syn: pine, pine tree, true pine]
2: straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus v
1: have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover" [syn: ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English p?n, from Latin pinus; probably akin to Greek pitys pine Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Pinus of the family Pinaceae, the pine family) of coniferous evergreen trees that have slender elongated needles and include some valuable timber trees and ornamentals 2. the straight-grained white or yellow usually durable and resinous wood of a pine varying from extreme softness in the white pine to hardness in the longleaf pine 3. any of various Australian coniferous trees (as of the genera Callitris or Araucaria) 4. pineapple 5. bench 1c piney also piny adjective II. intransitive verb (pined; pining) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English p?nian to suffer, from *p?n punishment, from Latin poena more at pain Date: 14th century 1. to lose vigor, health, or flesh (as through grief) ; languish 2. to yearn intensely and persistently especially for something unattainable <they still pined for their lost wealth> Synonyms: see long

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. 1 any evergreen tree of the genus Pinus native to northern temperate regions, with needle-shaped leaves growing in clusters. 2 the soft timber of this, often used to make furniture. Also called DEAL(2). 3 (attrib.) made of pine. 4 = PINEAPPLE. Phrases and idioms: pine cone the cone-shaped fruit of the pine tree. pine marten a weasel-like mammal, Martes martes, native to Europe and America, with a dark brown coat and white throat and stomach. pine nut the edible seed of various pine trees. Derivatives: pinery n. (pl. -ies). Etymology: ME f. OE pin & OF pin f. L pinus 2. v.intr. 1 (often foll. by away) decline or waste away, esp. from grief, disease, etc. 2 (usu. foll. by for, after, or to + infin.) long eagerly; yearn. Etymology: OE pinian, rel. to obs. E pine punishment, f. Gmc f. med.L pena, L poena

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pine Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. poena penalty. See Pain.] Woe; torment; pain. [Obs.] ``Pyne of hell.'' --Chaucer.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pine Pine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pined; p. pr. & vb. n. Pining.] [AS. p[=i]nan to torment, fr. p[=i]n torment. See 1st Pine, Pain, n. & v.] 1. To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Shak. That people that pyned him to death. --Piers Plowman. One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack. --Bp. Hall. 2. To grieve or mourn for. [R.] --Milton.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pine Pine, v. i. 1. To suffer; to be afflicted. [Obs.] 2. 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.'' --Tickell. 3. To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; -- usually followed by for. For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined. --Shak. Syn: To languish; droop; flag; wither; decay.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pine Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See Pinus. Note: There are about twenty-eight species in the United States, of which the white pine (P. Strobus), the Georgia pine (P. australis), the red pine (P. resinosa), and the great West Coast sugar pine (P. Lambertiana) are among the most valuable. The Scotch pine or fir, also called Norway or Riga pine (Pinus sylvestris), is the only British species. The nut pine is any pine tree, or species of pine, which bears large edible seeds. See Pinon. The spruces, firs, larches, and true cedars, though formerly considered pines, are now commonly assigned to other genera. 2. The wood of the pine tree. 3. A pineapple. Ground pine. (Bot.) See under Ground. Norfolk Island pine (Bot.), a beautiful coniferous tree, the Araucaria excelsa. Pine barren, a tract of infertile land which is covered with pines. [Southern U.S.] Pine borer (Zo["o]l.), any beetle whose larv[ae] bore into pine trees. Pine finch. (Zo["o]l.) See Pinefinch, in the Vocabulary. Pine grosbeak (Zo["o]l.), a large grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator), which inhabits the northern parts of both hemispheres. The adult male is more or less tinged with red. Pine lizard (Zo["o]l.), a small, very active, mottled gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus), native of the Middle States; -- called also swift, brown scorpion, and alligator. Pine marten. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A European weasel (Mustela martes), called also sweet marten, and yellow-breasted marten. (b) The American sable. See Sable. Pine moth (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small tortricid moths of the genus Retinia, whose larv[ae] burrow in the ends of the branchlets of pine trees, often doing great damage. Pine mouse (Zo["o]l.), an American wild mouse (Arvicola pinetorum), native of the Middle States. It lives in pine forests. Pine needle (Bot.), one of the slender needle-shaped leaves of a pine tree. See Pinus. Pine-needle wool. See Pine wool (below). Pine oil, an oil resembling turpentine, obtained from fir and pine trees, and used in making varnishes and colors. Pine snake (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless North American snake (Pituophis melanoleucus). It is whitish, covered with brown blotches having black margins. Called also bull snake. The Western pine snake (P. Sayi) is chestnut-brown, mottled with black and orange. Pine tree (Bot.), a tree of the genus Pinus; pine. Pine-tree money, money coined in Massachusetts in the seventeenth century, and so called from its bearing a figure of a pine tree. Pine weevil (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of weevils whose larv[ae] bore in the wood of pine trees. Several species are known in both Europe and America, belonging to the genera Pissodes, Hylobius, etc. Pine wool, a fiber obtained from pine needles by steaming them. It is prepared on a large scale in some of the Southern United States, and has many uses in the economic arts; -- called also pine-needle wool, and pine-wood wool.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(pines, pining, pined) 1. A pine tree or a pine is a tall tree which has very thin, sharp leaves and a fresh smell. Pine trees have leaves all year round. ...high mountains covered in pine trees. N-VAR Pine is the wood of this tree. ...a big pine table. N-UNCOUNT: oft N n 2. If you pine for someone who has died or gone away, you want them to be with you very much and feel sad because they are not there. She'd be sitting at home pining for her lost husband... Make sure your pet won't pine while you're away. VERB: V for n, V 3. If you pine for something, you want it very much, especially when it is unlikely that you will be able to have it. I pine for the countryside. VERB: V for n

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Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. Languish, droop, flag, waste, decay, waste away, wither.

Moby Thesaurus

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