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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
pine
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a pine/beech/birch etc forest
▪ A narrow path led through the pine forest.
pine marten
pine needle
pine nut
pine tree
pitch pine
solid wood/pine/oak etc
▪ a chest made of solid oak
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
large
▪ They placed the baskets in a convenient hollow by a large pine and covered them with the blanket.
▪ In the center of the kitchen was a large pine table, bleached by age, with benches on either side.
▪ An ornate iron gate presided over its entrance. Large dark pines stood like sentinels guarding the sweep of wintry garden.
▪ A large pine wardrobe made £300; an old Victorian sideboard, £340 and a three-piece suite, £325.
old
▪ Sunday roasts are her speciality, with the whole family sitting around an old pine table.
▪ Mission furniture mixed with Adirondack twisted hickory and painted old pine.
▪ I found him there alone, slumped at an old pine farmhouse table, a mug of tea sitting in front of him.
▪ The old pine settle is another treasured find.
▪ The inner doors were old pine, the carpet a rich shade of honey-tan.
▪ So their home was decorated with cane furniture, old pine and, of course, their own paintings and sculptures.
solid
▪ The graceful brass plated trimmings and finials are complemented here by the solid pine Osborne surround.
▪ She flung open the solid pine door, standing aside for Jane and Robert to enter.
▪ Also popular are the solid pine Farmhouse tables in standard designs, or in special sizes to order.
tall
▪ The landscape becomes gradually more mountainous as you climb through the Bohemian Forest with its stands of tall, dark pines.
▪ This, of course, sounds like the light under tall pines.
▪ White linen and a checked blanket add freshness, while a tall pine chest fits perfectly in the alcove.
▪ They drove into a shaded parking area bordered by willows on one side and tall pines on the other.
▪ It was one of those tall pines.
▪ Mathilde looked, recognized the duster of tall pines, the little bridge, the stream rushing beneath it.
▪ No more tawny owls in the tall Scotch pines.
▪ On the branch of a tall pine was a colourful small bird.
white
▪ It is very simply but tastefully furnished with white walls, pine furnishings and flowery fabrics.
▪ We saw a great white pine with a huge stick nest on top, probably that of an osprey.
▪ Scattered through it are a few white pine trees well over five feet thick at the butt.
▪ His materials were white pine, mahogany, cherry.
▪ A few white pines and some hemlocks grow along the top and the sides of this esker.
▪ There are white bass and white pines and white ants.
■ NOUN
cone
▪ Or the pine cone hanging by his door.
▪ They look like crude, longish pine cones, with bracts clearly recognizable as modified leaves.
▪ The pine cone appeared on many ancient amulets and was regarded as a symbol of fertility.
▪ Hanging from the ceiling is a cello-size pine cone.
▪ She was picking up huge pine cones.
forest
▪ Sixteen parrots were released in the pine forests of the Chiricahua mountains early this year.
▪ We were parked at the edge of a pine forest above Chichicastenango.
▪ Towards the north these turn into pine forests and eventually thin out to form the grassy plains of Kislev.
▪ It is a dark and brooding pine forest thick with raiders, bandits, and Chaos warbands.
▪ Stately pine forests carpeted the shoreline.
▪ Capture meant instant deportation, so on sight of the police they fled into the upland pine forests and cacti.
marten
▪ The rabbits you are after may already have been bolted by natural predators such as stoats, weasels, mink and pine martens.
▪ Rising populations of pine martens are rare, but Crom is an exception.
needle
▪ The scent and hissing of pine needles make him believe he's in a hospital where nurses pass by him.
▪ Gourd artist Alice Hunter of Tavares will teach pine-needle weaving, demonstrating how to decorate rims of gourds with pine needles.
▪ She was pointing at a recess scraped in the soft earth and pine needles.
▪ I really believe I could have hit a mosquito in the eye with a pine needle at thirty paces.
▪ These are domed-shaped mounds, around three feet across, covered in pine needles and busy with ants moving over the surface.
▪ Pick up a handful of pine needles from the forest floor.
▪ Bursting from the trees ahead of him, three black shapes came hurtling towards him over the pine needle floor of the clearing.
▪ Kenny stabbed the toe of his shoe into the layer of pine needles, digging for the dirt beneath.
nut
▪ Pour garlic sauce over hot chicken pieces and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and sultanas.
▪ At one point she instructed the courtroom on how to cook pine nuts.
▪ Sprinkle each with the pine nuts.
▪ Preheat oven to 325 F.. Toast pine nuts in preheated oven until they are lightly golden, about 8 minutes.
▪ In a small bowl, mix together pine nuts, parsley, and lemon zest.
▪ Sprinkle pine nut mixture over and serve immediately.
▪ Add pine nuts and sauce and bring to a gentle boil.
▪ Remove from oven and sprinkle fete cheese and herb and pine nut garnishes over top.
table
▪ Sunday roasts are her speciality, with the whole family sitting around an old pine table.
▪ In the center of the kitchen was a large pine table, bleached by age, with benches on either side.
▪ Beneath his elbow, the pine table was spotlessly scrubbed.
▪ Around a pine table sat a beautiful girl with two men.
tree
▪ Along the way we noticed young pine trees with cloth wrapped around the top shoots to stop deer eating them.
▪ In the distance he saw a rabbit shivering under a pine tree.
▪ I could see the shimmering green crown of pine trees around Bourani.
▪ He found a few others: a sphagnum moss peat bog can repel the invasion of pine trees for thousands of years.
▪ As they approached the top of the hill, the pine trees were taller and less dense.
▪ But manatee revelers wanted no part of the little pine trees.
▪ It is not the scenery - after the first million pine trees there are a billion more.
▪ In the distance a few lights from Five Oaks blinked through the apple and pine trees swaying in the wind.
wood
▪ Lights were already beginning to diamond out of the shadowed pine woods on the lower slopes.
▪ Maggie and Nevil walked hand-in-hand through a pine wood.
▪ Road bends right then left, then passes small pine wood.
▪ None of them allowed their eyes to turn towards the pine wood.
▪ Set amidst lush shrubs and pine woods, everywhere you turn you find unexpected vistas of the shimmering bay.
▪ One witness then saw the aircraft travelling over his garden and a nearby pine wood at 200 to 300 feet.
▪ The bedrooms are fairly spacious with balcony overlooking the sea or the pine woods which surround the building.
▪ How could it be otherwise, since this was Wyvis Hall and the pine wood and the animal cemetery?
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a grove of pines
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Gourd artist Alice Hunter of Tavares will teach pine-needle weaving, demonstrating how to decorate rims of gourds with pine needles.
▪ I feed him, then leave him silent and contented on the branch of a pine by the cabin.
▪ I liked to linger in the shadow of a pine green corridor.
▪ The graceful brass plated trimmings and finials are complemented here by the solid pine Osborne surround.
▪ The scent and hissing of pine needles make him believe he's in a hospital where nurses pass by him.
▪ The scientists injected the fungus into young pine trees, which were then placed in pots.
▪ This block is dovetailed into the pine framing of the sides so it can be slipped off for disassembly.
▪ We nodded, opened the door and ran outside under the pine trees, eager to wallow in our laughter.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
away
▪ The Vaudois pined away or escaped, and the Monregalesi were allowed to return home after a few years.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ For months Jennifer stayed at home, pining away for Jack.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ I left my office chair to pine for my speedy return and took myself over to the window.
▪ She thinks I am pining away from love.
▪ The girls who pined and died for love would nowadays be thought anorexic.
▪ The Smiths and our time are about pining for a home.
▪ Yet how he must have pined for recognition from Placide.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pine

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.

    That people that pyned him to death.
    --Piers Plowman.

    One is pined in prison, another tortured on the rack.
    --Bp. Hall.

  2. To grieve or mourn for. [R.]
    --Milton.

Pine

Pine \Pine\, v. i.

  1. To suffer; to be afflicted. [Obs.]

  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.

  3. To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; -- usually followed by for.

    For whom, and not for Tybalt, Juliet pined.
    --Shak.

    Syn: To languish; droop; flag; wither; decay.

Pine

Pine \Pine\, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. poena penalty. See Pain.] Woe; torment; pain. [Obs.] ``Pyne of hell.''
--Chaucer.

Pine

Pine \Pine\, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.]

  1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus Pinus. See Pinus.

    Note: There are about twenty-eight species in the United States, of which the white pine ( Pinus Strobus), the Georgia pine ( Pinus australis), the red pine ( Pinus resinosa), and the great West Coast sugar pine ( Pinus Lambertiana) are among the most valuable. The Scotch pine or fir, also called Norway or Riga pine ( Pinus sylvestris), is the only British species. The nut pine is any pine tree, or species of pine, which bears large edible seeds. See Pinon. [1913 Webster] The spruces, firs, larches, and true cedars, though formerly considered pines, are now commonly assigned to other genera.

  2. The wood of the pine tree.

  3. A pineapple. 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 (Zo["o]l.), any beetle whose larv[ae] bore into pine trees. Pine finch. (Zo["o]l.) See Pinefinch, in the Vocabulary. Pine grosbeak (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), a small, very active, mottled gray lizard ( Sceloporus undulatus), native of the Middle States; -- called also swift, brown scorpion, and alligator. Pine marten. (Zo["o]l.)

    1. A European weasel ( Mustela martes), called also sweet marten, and yellow-breasted marten.

    2. The American sable. See Sable.

      Pine moth (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small tortricid moths of the genus Retinia, whose larv[ae] burrow in the ends of the branchlets of pine trees, often doing great damage.

      Pine mouse (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of weevils whose larv[ae] 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
pine

Old English pinian "to torture, torment, afflict, cause to suffer," from *pine "pain, torture, punishment," possibly ultimately from Latin poena "punishment, penalty," from Greek poine (see penal). A Latin word borrowed into Germanic (Middle Dutch pinen, Old High German pinon, German Pein, Old Norse pina) with Christianity. Intransitive sense of "to languish, waste away," the main modern meaning, is first recorded early 14c. Related: Pined; pining.

pine

"coniferous tree," Old English pin (in compounds), from Old French pin and directly from Latin pinus "pine, pine-tree, fir-tree," which is perhaps from a PIE *pi-nu-, from root *peie- "to be fat, swell" (see fat (adj.)). If so, the tree's name would be a reference to its sap or pitch. Compare Sanskrit pituh "juice, sap, resin," pitudaruh "pine tree," Greek pitys "pine tree." Also see pitch (n.1). Pine-top "cheap illicit whiskey," first recorded 1858, Southern U.S. slang. Pine-needle (n.) attested from 1866.\n\nMost of us have wished vaguely & vainly at times that they knew a fir from a pine. As the Scotch fir is not a fir strictly speaking, but a pine, & as we shall continue to ignore this fact, it is plain that the matter concerns the botanist more than the man in the street.

[Fowler]

Wiktionary
pine

Etymology 1 n. (context countable uncountable English) Any coniferous tree of the genus ''Pinus''. Etymology 2

n. (context archaic English) A painful longing. vb. 1 To languish; to lose flesh or wear away through distress; to droop. 2 (context intransitive English) To long, to yearn so much that it causes suffering.

WordNet
pine
  1. n. a coniferous tree [syn: pine tree, true pine]

  2. straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus

pine

v. have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover" [syn: ache, yearn, yen, languish]

Gazetteer
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 (82.276259 sq. km)
FIPS code: 55700
Located within: Arizona (AZ), FIPS 04
Location: 34.385067 N, 111.457709 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Pine, AZ
Pine
Pine -- U.S. County in Minnesota
Population (2000): 26530
Housing Units (2000): 15353
Land area (2000): 1411.043006 sq. miles (3654.584453 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 23.522132 sq. miles (60.922040 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1434.565138 sq. miles (3715.506493 sq. km)
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 46.098412 N, 92.834830 W
Headwords:
Pine
Pine, MN
Pine County
Pine County, MN
Wikipedia
Pine

A pine is any conifer in the genusPinus, , of the family Pinaceae. Pinus is the sole genus in the subfamilyPinoideae. The Plant List compiled by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden accepts 126 species names of pines as current, together with 35 unresolved species and many more synonyms.

Pine (email client)

Pine is a freeware, text-based email client which was developed at the University of Washington. The first version was written in 1989, and announced to the public in March, 1992. Source code was available for only the Unix version under a license written by the University of Washington. Pine is no longer under development, and has been replaced by the Alpine client, which is available under the Apache License.

Pine (disambiguation)

A pine is any coniferous tree of the genus Pinus.

Pine may also refer to:

Usage examples of "pine".

The mist became a light, steady rain, and as Ace rode along, a soft patter filled the stillness of aspen and pine.

Halting for refreshment and rest wherever suitable places could be found, and the Adelantado always with the vanguard, in four days they reached the vicinity of the fort, and came up within a quarter of a league of it, concealed by a grove of pine trees.

They were in a sparse stand of trees, pines and aspens, and as far as he could tell, he and Akee were alone.

He ran the two hundred metres to the pine wood and found the Alfa parked just inside.

To the right and left of the autobahn a drive cut into the pine forests, and two soldiers in winter clothing, each with a battery-powered illuminated baton, stood at the entrance to each, waiting to summon something hidden in the forests across the road.

Lollee, seeing Et Avian down and about to be mauled, fired the blaster at the attacking bear, cutting it in two, just as a second bear rammed him against the bore of a pine.

All three turned to look for their axes, but the ground was heaving and buckling even more violently and their axes had completely disappeared underneath the loose covering of leaves and pines needles that littered the surface.

Tremaine looked, but there was no sign of Balin near the streambed or in the twilight fringes of the pine forest.

It was an elusive vision--a moment of bewildering darkness, and then, in a flash like daylight, the red masses of the Orphanage near the crest of the hill, the green tops of the pine trees, and this problematical object came out clear and sharp and bright.

Already Spring kindles the birchen spray, And the hoar pines already feel her breath: Shall she not work also within our limbs?

Her herbroom was filled with the smells of cooking borage leaves for aches, teas of wild thyme to help clear lungs, pine oil to ease breathing.

The burn, small with the summer drought, made a far-away tinkling, the sweet scents of pine and fern were about him, the dense boskage where it met the sky had in the dark a sharp marmoreal outline.

He would not become a pitiful bufflehead who pined and whimpered over a female who had eluded his grasp.

He pushed his way through the ancient pines, trailing after Bunion in silence.

She started their herb tea steeping, adding some birch cambium for the wintergreen flavor, then took the pine cones out of the edge of the fire.