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Definition of Pine

Pine

  1. Woe; torment; pain.
  2. To inflict pain upon; to torment; to torture; to afflict.
  3. To grieve or mourn for.
  4. To suffer; to be afflicted.
  5. To languish; to lose flesh or wear away, under any distress or anexiety of mind; to droop; -- often used with away.
  6. To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; -- usually followed by for.
  7. Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See Pinus.
  8. The wood of the pine tree.
  9. A pineapple.

Pine Quotations

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.
Ho Chi Minh

We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

For better or worse, zoos are how most people come to know big or exotic animals. Few will ever see wild penguins sledding downhill to sea on their bellies, giant pandas holding bamboo lollipops in China or tree porcupines in the Canadian Rockies, balled up like giant pine cones.
Diane Ackerman

I have often noticed that after I had bestowed on the characters of my novels some treasured item of my past, it would pine away in the artificial world where I had so abruptly placed it.
Vladimir Nabokov

The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship.
Norman Douglas
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Pine Translations

pine in Afrikaans is pyn, masboom, den
pine in Danish is fyr
pine in Dutch is denneboom, den, pijnboom
pine in French is pin
pine in Italian is pino
pine in Latin is tabesco
pine in Norwegian is furu
pine in Portuguese is pinho, pinheiro
pine in Spanish is pino
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