2. [syn: vintage, time of origin]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vintage \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a season's yield of wine from a vineyard
2: the oldness of wines [syn: vintage, time of origin]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "vintage":
aftermath, aged, antiquated, antique, archaic, bearing, best,
better, bumper crop, bygone, choice, classic, classical, collector,
crop, dated, demode, fruit, generation, good, harvest, make,
matured, mellowed, old, old-fashioned, old-fogyish, old-time,
origin, outdated, outmoded, output, over the hill, passe, proceeds,
produce, product, production, quality, seasoned, second crop,
select, superior, year, yield