pine


pine
[[t]pa͟ɪn[/t]]
pines, pining, pined
1) N-VAR 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-UNCOUNT: oft N n
Pine is the wood of this tree.

...a big pine table.

2) VERB 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.

[V for n] She'd be sitting at home pining for her lost husband...

Make sure your pet won't pine while you're away.

3) VERB If you pine for something, you want it very much, especially when it is unlikely that you will be able to have it.

[V for n] I pine for the countryside.

[V for n] ...the democracy they have pined for since 1939.

Syn:
yearn for

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Pine — Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.] 1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See {Pinus}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are about twenty eight species in the United States, of which the {white pine} ({Pinus Strobus}), the {Georgia pine}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • pine — [ pin ] n. f. • v. 1265; o. i., p. ê. de pine « pomme de pin », lat. pinea, ou du dial. pine « flûtiau » ♦ Vulg. Membre viril. ⊗ HOM. Pinne. ⇒PINE, subst. fém. Arg., trivial. Membre viril. Synon. pénis, verge. Voilà Gautier tournant, à propos d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pine — Ⅰ. pine [1] ► NOUN (also pine tree) ▪ an evergreen coniferous tree having clusters of long needle shaped leaves. ORIGIN Latin pinus. Ⅱ. pine [2] ► VERB 1) su …   English terms dictionary

  • pine — pine1 [pīn] n. [ME < OE pin < L pinus, pine tree < IE * pitsnus < base * pi , fat > L pix, pitch, OE fæted,FAT] 1. any of a genus (Pinus) of evergreen trees of the pine family, with hard, woody cones and bundles of two to five… …   English World 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. [1913 Webster] That… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pine — Pine, v. i. 1. To suffer; to be afflicted. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Pine, AZ — U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 1931 Housing Units (2000): 2242 Land area (2000): 31.767043 sq. miles (82.276259 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 31.767043 sq. miles (82 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Pine — Pine, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. poena penalty. See {Pain}.] Woe; torment; pain. [Obs.] Pyne of hell. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English