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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In its panic it broke its antlers, shard by shard, tine by tine.
▪ Nor was it easy to design and make the two or more prongs or tines that distinguished the fork.
▪ One of the tines had been broken recently, possibly in an encounter with another bull, or perhaps with a tree.
▪ Walking through the old foundations, you discover broken bits of dinner plates and an occasional fork with its tines splayed.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Tine \Tine\, v. i. [Cf. Tine distress, or Tine to kindle.] To kindle; to rage; to smart. [Obs.]

Ne was there slave, ne was there medicine That mote recure their wounds; so inly they did tine.


Tine \Tine\, v. t. [AS. t?nan, from t?n an inclosure. See Town.] To shut in, or inclose. [Prov. Eng.]


Tine \Tine\, n. [OE. tind, AS. tind; akin to MHG. zint, Icel. tindr, Sw. tinne, and probably to G. zinne a pinnacle, OHG. zinna, and E. tooth. See Tooth.] A tooth, or spike, as of a fork; a prong, as of an antler.


Tine \Tine\, n. [See Teen affliction.] Trouble; distress; teen. [Obs.] ``Cruel winter's tine.''


Tine \Tine\, v. t. [See Tind.] To kindle; to set on fire. [Obs.] See Tind. ``To tine the cloven wood.''

Coals of contention and hot vengeance tind.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., from Old English tind "spike, beak, prong, tooth of a fork," a general Germanic word (compare Old High German zint "sharp point, spike," Old Norse tindr "tine, point, top, summit," German Zinne "pinnacle"), of unknown origin (see zinc).


Etymology 1 n. 1 A spike or point on an implement or tool, especially a prong of a fork or a tooth of a comb 2 A small branch, especially on an antler or horn Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete English) Trouble; distress; teen. Etymology 3

vb. 1 To kindle; to set on fire. 2 (context obsolete English) To rage; to smart. Etymology 4

vb. To shut in, or enclose.


n. prong on a fork or pitchfork or antler


Tine may refer to:

  • Tine (structural), a 'prong' on a fork or similar implement, or any similar structure
  • Tine (company), the biggest dairy producer in Norway
  • Tine (film), a 1964 Danish film
  • Tine, Iran, a village in Mazandaran Province, Iran
  • Tiné, a town in Chad near the Mourdi Depression
  • Tine test, a medical test for tuberculosis
  • Tine 2.0, an open source business software covering the software categories groupware and Customer Relationship Management
  • Tine (race), an alien race in the novels A Fire Upon the Deep and The Children of the Sky
Tine (company)

TINE SA is the largest Norwegian dairy product cooperative consisting of around 15,000 farmers and 5,600 employees. As of 2013, it has a revenue of 20.4 billion Norwegian kroner (NOK).($3.41bn, £2.04bn, €2.50bn) The parent company, TINE SA, is a cooperative society owned by its suppliers, the milk producers who deliver milk to the company. The corporation domestically offers the entire spectrum of dairy products, and in many dairy categories Tine faces little or no domestic competition. This monopolistic position has led to criticism of Tine when shortages occur. Tine's internationally known products are Jarlsberg cheese, Snøfrisk goat cheese, Ridder cheese, and Ski-Queen ( geitost). Tine is the most dominant of the twelve agricultural cooperatives in Norway.

Tine (structural)

Tines or prongs or teeth are parallel or branching spikes forming parts of a tool or natural object. They are used to spear, hook, move or otherwise act on other objects. They may be made of metal, wood, bone or other hard, strong material.

The number of tines (also written tynes) on tools varies widely – a pitchfork may have just two, a garden fork may have four, and a rake or harrow many. Tines may be blunt, such as those on a fork used as an eating utensil; or sharp, as on a pitchfork; or even barbed, as on a trident. The terms "tine" and "prong" are mostly interchangeable. A tooth of a comb is a tine.

Tines and prongs occur in nature—for example, forming the branched bony antlers of deer or the forked horns of pronghorn antelopes. The term "tine" is also used for mountains, such as the fictional Silvertine in The Lord of the Rings.

In chaos theory ( physics, non-linear dynamics), the branches of a bifurcation diagram are called tines and subtines.

Tine (film)

Tine is a 1964 Danish drama film directed by Knud Leif Thomsen. It was entered into the 4th Moscow International Film Festival.

Usage examples of "tine".

Parker even more when she bade me a simple adieu, and did not seek to impress upon me the virtues of this or that plow, the rakes and tines and blades of which were pendant from the ceiling in a Damoclean display.

Far this first tine the princess had made up her mind to take them to the Torre di Nonna Theatre, as comic pieces were played there, and they could not help but laugh.

By attaching one end of the wire to the tines and the other to the charged hull of the pod, he produced an electrified weapon which he could safely hold by the cane-insulated handle.

A wave of homesickness swept over him, making it hard to breathe for memories of Tam, and Egwene, and the Winespring Inn, and Bel Tine on the Green in happier days.

The species of Yucatan and southern Mexico have small lyrate antlers with few, short tines, rather different from the broader type of the more northern species with well developed secondary tines.

Even in the sambar and axis there is a tendency to throw out abnormal tines.

It was a variation on a stickleback clitoral stimulator but instead of the usual fairly small rubber projections, sticking out from the ring, pointing upwards along his shaft were closely packed much harder tines about a quarter of an inch long.

Moorschen stijl beschilderd met vaalbonte tinten, met goud, verwelkt blauw, verschoten rood.

I am moving reinforcements to Pales tine, after full discussion with Cunningham, Tedder, and Blarney, because we feel we must be prepared for action against Syria, and weak action is useless.

It was a poor chance, but better than nothing, and as he turned I tried to throw a strand of silk I had unwound from the sodden mass over his branching tines.

And his antlers, each twice as wide as a human was tall, were great heavy sculptures oddly like the open hands of a giant, with fingerlike tines branching off smooth palms.

I knew there must be layers of truth, hidden beneath tine surface of what the Ambassador had told me, just as their nuggets of quagma had been inexpertly hidden beneath the regolith of their hollowed-out moon.

He pinched, scratched and bit her breasts, reaming her vagina with powerful thrusts that smacked the tines of the cock ring right inside her labia, rasping her hard, erect and unhooded clitoris.

I switched to the fork, bending my knees, letting my triceps and shoulders power the tines through the topsoil.

Celeste slowly slid a fork-full into her mouth, her tongue flicking out to capture a drop of creamy sauce that slipped from the tines, Jarred felt the heat intensify between his legs.