Crossword clues for whine
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Whine \Whine\, v. t. To utter or express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way; as, to whine out an excuse.
Whine \Whine\, n. A plaintive tone; the nasal, childish tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.
Whine \Whine\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whined; p. pr. & vb. n.
Whining.] [OE. whinen, AS. hw[=i]nan to make a whistling,
whizzing sound; akin to Icel. hv[=i]na, Sw. hvina, Dan.
hvine, and probably to G. wiehern to neigh, OHG. wih[=o]n,
hweij[=o]n; perhaps of imitative origin. Cf. Whinny, v. i.]
To utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a
childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress,
or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain
or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely. ``Whining
The hounds were . . . staying their coming, but with a
whining accent, craving liberty.
--Sir P. Sidney.
Dost thou come here to whine?
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English hwinan "to whiz, hiss, or whistle through the air" (only of arrows), also hwinsian "to whine" (of dogs), ultimately of imitative origin (compare Old Norse hvina "to whiz," German wiehern "to neigh"). Meaning "to complain in a feeble way" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Whined; whining.
1630s, from whine (v.).
n. a long-drawn, high-pitched complaining cry or sound vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To utter a high-pitched cry. 2 (context intransitive English) To make a sound resembling such a cry. 3 (context intransitive English) To complain or protest with a whine or as if with a whine. 4 (context intransitive English) To move with a whining sound. 5 (context transitive English) To utter with the sound of a whine.
n. a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way [syn: whimper]
Whine is a live album by Scorn, released on October 21, 1997, through Invisible Records.
Usage examples of "whine".
North, aye, North, through a land accurst, shunned by the scouring brutes, And all I heard was my own harsh word and the whine of the malamutes, Till at last I came to a cabin squat, built in the side of a hill, And I burst in the door, and there on the floor, frozen to death, lay Bill.
Malcolm chose to express his ire with a mournful, rather accusatory whine.
She Was chagrined to imagine that whining, annoying voice coming out of her own mouth, and she had even apologized to her parents for her behavior of years earlier.
I have indulged in useless and apostatic whining long enough and I must have exhausted your patience and the bonds of our friendship long since.
They went to their regular meals in the English ship, and pretty soon they were nibbling again--nibbling, appetiteless, disgusted with the food, moody, miserable, half hungry, their outraged stomachs cursing and swearing and whining and supplicating all day long.
He could even hear the delicate whine of the gyroscopes that autonomously assisted him in maintaining balance.
Daniel Addison dozed lightly in a window seat near the back of the tour bus, his senses purposefully concentrated on the soft whine of the diesel and hum of the tires as the coach moved north along the Autostrada toward Assisi.
I spent ninety minutes listening to them whine about taxes and brokerage fees and the state of the market.
If our own government had not been in the pocket of Jew creditors and extortionists, and so fearful of the proletariat itself, which was forever whining, forever demanding, malcontents who despised the natural social order, then perhaps the world would have had a very different and glorious future.
Ham was being wiped away, but now it whined more freely and the humpback moved the electrodes toward Doc and Monk.
The main gun moved in its gyro-controlled cradle, a feint humming whine as the mantlet moved, the breech riding up smoothly.
Father Efrain was silenced, Carmen de Sosa began to scream, a thin, whining cry that made Maria hunker down lower in the bushes, take her hand out of her mouth and cover her ears.
A whine of fire brought Maslin back to his surroundings, and he scurried back behind the tent.
Sometimes there would be mechanical sounds, and others, the high-pitched whining, beeping sound that sent sharp pains through the mastoid bones.
Shaggy dogs whined at the doors until the mensal remnants were tossed out to them in the front yard.