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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun pine has 2 senses

Verb pine has 1 sense


pinen. [AS. pīn, L. poena penalty. See Pain.].
     Woe; torment; pain.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
pinev. t. [AS. pīnan to torment, fr. pīn torment. See 1st Pine, Pain, n. & v.].
  •  To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict.  Chaucer. Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "That people that pyned him to death."  [1913 Webster]
    "One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To grieve or mourn for.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
pinev. i. 
  •  To suffer; to be afflicted.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To languish; to lose flesh or wear away, under any distress or anexiety of mind; to droop; -- often used with away.  Tickell.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; -- usually followed by for.  [1913 Webster]
    "For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To languish; droop; flag; wither; decay.
pinen. [AS. pīn, L. pinus.].
  •  Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See Pinus.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The wood of the pine tree.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A pineapple.  [1913 Webster]
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 (Zoöl.), any beetle whose larvæ bore into pine trees. -- Pine finch. (Zoöl.) See Pinefinch, in the Vocabulary. -- Pine grosbeak (Zoöl.), 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 (Zoöl.), a small, very active, mottled gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus), native of the Middle States; -- called also swift, brown scorpion, and alligator. -- Pine marten. (Zoöl.) (a) A European weasel (Mustela martes), called also sweet marten, and yellow-breasted marten. (b) The American sable. See Sable. -- Pine moth (Zoöl.), any one of several species of small tortricid moths of the genus Retinia, whose larvæ burrow in the ends of the branchlets of pine trees, often doing great damage. -- Pine mouse (Zoöl.), 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 (Zoöl.), 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 (Pituophis 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. The most noted variety is the pine tree shilling. -- Pine weevil (Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of weevils whose larvæ 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.


pine, 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.

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.
pinery n. (pl. -ies).
pine, 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.

OE pinian, rel. to obs. E pine punishment, f. Gmc f. med.L pena, L poena



ache, ache for, agonize, be dying for, be hurting for, bleed, break, brood, brood over, cave in, clamor for, collapse, come apart, come unstuck, conk out, crave, crumble, cry for, decline, desiccate, diminish, disintegrate, dream, droop, drop, dry up, dwindle, fade, fade away, fail, faint, fizzle out, flag, fret, gape for, give out, give way, go downhill, go soft, go to pieces, grieve, hanker, hit the skids, hone for, hope for, hunger, itch for, languish, languish for, long for, lose strength, lust for, mope, mourn, pant for, peak, peg out, peter out, pine away, pine for, poop out, run down, sear, shrink, shrivel, sigh, sigh for, sink, sorrow, spoil for, take on, thirst, thirst for, waste, waste away, weaken, wear away, wear thin, weary for, wilt, wish for, wither, wither away, wizen, yearn, yearn for, yen for, yield




VB V, be ill, ail, suffer, labor under, be affected with, complain of, have, droop, flag, languish, halt, sicken, peak, pine, gasp, keep one's bed, feign sickness, lay by, lay up, take a disease, catch a disease, catch an infection, break out.


VB feel pain, suffer pain, experience pain, undergo pain, bear pain, endure pain, smart, ache, suffer, bleed, ail, be the victim of, labor under afflictions, bear the cross, quaff the bitter cup, have a bad time of it, fall on evil days, go hard with, come to grief, fall a sacrifice to, drain the cup of misery to the dregs, sup full of horrors, sit on thorns, be on pins and needles, wince, fret, chafe, worry oneself, be in a taking, fret and fume, take on, take to heart, cark, grieve, mourn, yearn, repine, pine, droop, languish, sink, give way, despair, break one's heart, weigh upon the heart.


VB be dejected, grieve, mourn, take on, give way, lose heart, despond, droop, sink, lower, look downcast, frown, pout, hang down the head, pull a long face, make a long face, laugh on the wrong side of the mouth, grin a ghastly smile, look blue, look like a drowned man, lay to heart, take to heart, mope, brood over, fret, sulk, pine, pine away, yearn, repine, despair, refrain from laughter, keep one's countenance, be grave, look grave, repress a smile, depress, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, damp, dull, deject, lower, sink, dash, knock down, unman, prostrate, break one's heart, frown upon, cast a gloom, cast a shade on, sadden, damp one's hopes, dash one's hopes, wither one's hopes, weigh on the mind, lie heavy on the mind, prey on the mind, weigh on the spirits, lie heavy on the spirits, prey on the spirits, damp the spirits, depress the spirits.

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