NounVintage (plural Vintages)
- The yield of grapes or wine from a vineyard or district during one season
- Wine, especially high-quality, identified as to year and vineyard or district of origin
- The harvesting of a grape crop and the initial pressing of juice for winemaking
- The year or place in which something is produced
- (attributive) of or relating to a vintage, or to wine identified by a specific vintage
- (attributive) having an enduring appeal; high-quality, classic (such as video or computer games from the 1980s and early 1990s, or old magazines, etc.)
- (attributive) of a motor car built between the years 1919 and (usually) 1930 (or sometimes 1919 to 1925 in the USA).
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demode, fruit, generation, good, harvest, make, matured, mellowed, old, old-fashioned, old-fogyish, old-time, origin, outdated, outmoded, output, over the hill, passe, proceeds, produce, product, production, quality, seasoned, second crop, select, superior, year, yield
From Anglo-Norman vintage < Old French vendage, (cognate with French vendange) < Latin vīndēmia (“a gathering of grapes, vintage”) < vīnum (“wine”) + dēmō (“take off or away, remove”) < de (“of; from, away from”) + emō (“acquire, obtain”).
- Vintage in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Vintage in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911