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Meaning of "oenophile" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OENOPHILE

From Greek oinos wine + -phile.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OENOPHILE

oenophile  [ˈiːnəˌfaɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OENOPHILE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oenophile is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OENOPHILE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oenophilia

Oenophilia (/ˌiːnɵˈfɪliə/ EE-no-FIL-ee-ə; Greek for the love (philia) of wine (oinos)) is a love of wine. In the strictest sense, oenophilia describes a disciplined devotion to wine, accompanying strict traditions of consumption and appreciation. In a general sense however, oenophilia simply refers to the enjoyment of wine, often by laymen. Oenophiles are also known as wine aficionados or connoisseurs. They are people who appreciate or collect wine, particularly grape wines from certain regions, varietal types, or methods of manufacture. While most oenophiles are hobbyists, some may also be professionals like vintners, sommeliers, wine merchants, or one who tastes and grades wines for a living. The word did not exist in the wine lexicon until 1977 when Shirley Copperman coined it for her new bring-your-own-wine restaurant she and her husband dubbed "Oenophilia", located on the upper West Side of Manhattan. A reviewer in a local paper, The Westsider, wrote about the debut: "If the name suggests a rare disease you wouldn't want to catch, a sign in the window informs you that you may already have it.

Definition of oenophile in the English dictionary

The definition of oenophile in the dictionary is a lover or connoisseur of wines.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OENOPHILE


ailourophile
aɪˈluːrəˌfaɪl
ailurophile
aɪˈlʊərəˌfaɪl
basophile
ˈbeɪsəˌfaɪl
bibliophile
ˈbɪblɪəˌfaɪl
cartophile
ˈkɑːtəˌfaɪl
eosinophile
ˌiːəʊˈsɪnəˌfaɪl
extremophile
ɪkˈstrɛməˌfaɪl
Germanophile
dʒɜːˈmænəˌfaɪl
gerontophile
dʒɛˈrɒntəˌfaɪl
heterophile
ˈhɛtərəˌfaɪl
homophile
ˈhəʊməˌfaɪl
logophile
ˈlɒɡəˌfaɪl
neophile
ˈniːəˌfaɪl
neutrophile
ˈnjuːtrəˌfaɪl
ombrophile
ˈɒmbrəˌfaɪl
rheophile
ˈriːəˌfaɪl
serrefile
ˈsɛrəˌfaɪl
siderophile
ˈsɪdərəˌfaɪl
xenophile
ˈzɛnəˌfaɪl
zoophile
ˈzəʊəˌfaɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OENOPHILE

oenanthic
oenological
oenologist
oenology
oenomancy
oenomania
oenomel
oenometer
Oenone
oenophilist
oenophily
oenothera
Oerlikon
oersted
oesophageal
oesophagi
oesophagitis
oesophagoscope
oesophagoscopy

WORDS THAT END LIKE OENOPHILE

acidophile
amphiphile
Anglophile
audiophile
chile
cinephile
electrophile
Europhile
Francophile
halophile
hydrophile
mesophile
necrophile
nucleophile
paedophile
pedophile
Russophile
Sinophile
technophile
thermophile
videophile

Synonyms and antonyms of oenophile in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oenophile» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OENOPHILE

Find out the translation of oenophile to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oenophile from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oenophile» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

oenophile
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oenophile
570 millions of speakers

English

oenophile
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oenophile
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

oenophile
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

oenophile
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

enófilo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oenophile
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oenophile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Oenophile
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Weinliebhaber
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ワイン愛好家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oenophile
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oenophile
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oenophile
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மது பானத்தை பெரிதும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओनोफिला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oenophile
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oenophile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oenophile
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

oenophile
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oenophile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

oenophile
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oenophile
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oenophile
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oenophile
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oenophile

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OENOPHILE»

The term «oenophile» is normally little used and occupies the 118.376 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OENOPHILE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oenophile

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OENOPHILE»

Discover the use of oenophile in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oenophile and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tales from an Oenophile: Fables, Adventures and Misconceptions
Author Richard Best takes a "show me" approach as he explores, explains and debunks many of wine's mysteries. This light-hearted and unique educational work is guaranteed to have you discovering wines like a veteran noser.
Richard Best, 2011
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Wanderlust Wining: The Outdoorsy Oenophile's Wine Country ...
"Wanderlust Wining: Washington State" is a fun, delicious journey through many of Washington's finest wine countries; exploring their outdoor activities and wine tasting specialties.
Stefani Jackenthal, 2011
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What's a Wine Lover to Do?: 304 Essential Oenophile Pointers ...
In addition, he is special contributor to the allas Morning News and the author of The Wine Roads of Texas and served as executive producer for the three-part PBS documentary based on the book.
Wes Marshall, 2010
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Merriam-Webster's Vocabulary Builder
oenophile Ye-nə-౹fīl\ A person with an appreciation and usually knowledge of fine wine. ○ As an amateur oenophile, he was glad to give advice about wines to his friends. The root oeno- comes from the Greek word meaning "wine.
Mary W. Cornog, 1993
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The Frugal Oenophile's Winegrape Primer
Given today's fast pace of life, general state of information overload, and global wine market, this book is just the thing to help you quickly look up a grape or wine, even while shopping for wine.
Richard Best, 2008
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The Frugal Oenophile's Lexicon of Wine Tasting Terms
The most complete book of tasting terminology available, The Frugal Oenophile’s Lexicon of Wine Tasting Terms contains more than six hundred entries that will help you to better understand what you find in the glass.
Richard Best, 2003
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Donald Davidson: Truth, Meaning and Knowledge
Second,suppose Bob tells Ted, 'Carol is an oenophile'. He can be correctly mixed quotedby(8): (8)Bob saidthat Carolis an 'oenophile'. Someonewho utters(8) might be mixed quoting Bob's utterance of 'Carol isan oenophile' because he is ...
Urszula M. Zeglen, 1999
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Confessions of an Oenophile: An American Family Cookbook
Sonoma Wine Country, California, Author David A. Dailey has been enjoying preparing and eating family recipes for over a half century.
David A. Dailey, 2008
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Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide
MARCH. AND. THE. OENOPHILE. Now come violent winds that sweep away the fallen leaves, and for a short time the countryside lies naked. It seems to me a ritual purge that precedes the eruption of spring. The sun suddenly remembers ...
Dario Castagno, 2004
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The Wine Etiquette Guide - Your Defense Against Wine Snobbery
oenophile. “One not only drinks wine, one smells it, observes it, tastes it, sips it, and one talks about it.” - King Edward VII People often think that the enjoyment of wine is retained for the well educated or well traveled and that less discriminating  ...
Chuck Blethen, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OENOPHILE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oenophile is used in the context of the following news items.
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Notes and notables: Newport News SPARK program, Virginia …
The true oenophile can sip from a glass of wine, swirl it briefly across taste bud and tongue, and have a good idea when and where the grapes ... «Daily Press, Jul 15»
2
Lessons in wine: When is the ideal drinking window?
City A.M. Wine Club - Whether you're an investor or an oenophile, joining City A.M.'s wine club can help you build your perfect cellar. Find out ... «City A.M., Jul 15»
3
If you want to know your wine, learn your vintages
City A.M. Wine Club - Whether you're an investor or an oenophile, joining City A.M.'s wine club can help you build your perfect cellar. Find out ... «City A.M., Jul 15»
4
Italy without wine? There are plenty of other tastes to savor
There was only one way to find out. So my husband, an oenophile whose last drink was more than 10 years ago, and I, a casual drinker with a ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
5
Banking on wine
To judge by this scratching at the surface of the Rothschild's oenophile splendours, the bankers have no reason for anxiety. The wine-makers ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Renaissance man Boris Diaw wrote a children's book about hippos
Diaw is *the* renaissance man: NBA champion, oenophile, speedster, dancer, mythic figure, and now author. They say this is for "young ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
7
Scotland has started making wine, but it's 'undrinkable'
It might sound preposterous, but a budding winemaker is aiming to put Scotland on the oenophile's map and he's just managed to produce his ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
8
Life is a Cabernet - BBQ Friendly Zinfandel
Local oenophile David Dickson has been a wine educator for nearly 30 years. He welcomes questions and suggestions for this column at ... «The Tribune, Jul 15»
9
Best Retail Wine Selection
You don't have to be an oenophile to know that Worden's wine selection is the real deal. Worden's wine room features rows of bottles at every price point, from ... «Missoula Independent, Jul 15»
10
Heavy Pours: Houston Restaurants Recognized by Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator has officially held forth on restaurant wine lists since 1981, when the oenophile mag offered up its inaugural list of Restaurant ... «Houstonia Magazine, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oenophile [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oenophile>. Oct 2020 ».
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