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Meaning of PINE

Pronunciation:  pIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a coniferous tree
  2. [n]  straight-grained durable and often resinous white to yellowish timber of any of numerous trees of the genus Pinus
  3. [v]  have a yen for

PINE is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: ache, languish, long, pine tree, true pine, yearn, yen
 See Also: ancient pine, arolla pine, black pine, bristlecone pine, Canadian red pine, cembra nut tree, conifer, coniferous tree, die, dwarf mountain pine, European nut pine, frankincense pine, genus Pinus, gray-leaf pine, hickory pine, jack pine, Japanese black pine, Japanese red pine, Japanese table pine, Jeffrey pine, Jeffrey's pine, Jersey pine, knobcone pine, knotty pine, loblolly pine, lodgepole, lodgepole pine, miss, Monterey pine, mountain pine, mugho pine, mugo pine, northern pitch pine, pine, pinecone, pinon, Pinus, Pinus aristata, Pinus attenuata, Pinus banksiana, Pinus cembra, Pinus contorta, Pinus contorta murrayana, Pinus densiflora, Pinus glabra, Pinus jeffreyi, Pinus longaeva, Pinus mugo, Pinus nigra, Pinus pinea, Pinus pungens, Pinus radiata, Pinus resinosa, Pinus rigida, Pinus serotina, Pinus sylvestris, Pinus taeda, Pinus thunbergii, Pinus torreyana, Pinus virginiana, pinyon, pitch pine, pond pine, prickly pine, red pine, Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine, sabine pine, Scotch fir, Scotch pine, Scots pine, scrub pine, shore pine, Sierra lodgepole pine, soledad pine, spruce pine, stone pine, swamp pine, Swiss mountain pine, Swiss pine, Swiss stone pine, table-mountain pine, Torrey pine, Torrey's pine, umbrella pine, Virginia pine, white pine, wood, yellow pine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pine\, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. poena penalty. See {Pain}.]
    Woe; torment; pain. [Obs.] ``Pyne of hell.'' --Chaucer.
  2. \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
             One is pined in prison, another tortured on the
             rack.                                 --Bp. Hall.
    2. To grieve or mourn for. [R.] --Milton.
  3. \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.
  4. \Pine\, n. [AS. p[=i]n, L. pinus.]
    1. (Bot.) Any tree of the coniferous genus {Pinus}. See
    Note: There are about twenty-eight species in the United
          States, of which the {white pine} ({P. Strobus}), the
          {Georgia pine} ({P. australis}), the {red pine} ({P.
          resinosa}), and the great West Coast {sugar pine} ({P.
          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}. The spruces,
          firs, larches, and true cedars, though formerly
          considered pines, are now commonly assigned to other
    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
    {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
    {Pine marten}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A European weasel ({Mustela martes}), called also
           {sweet marten}, and {yellow-breasted marten}.
       (b) 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
    {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 ({P. 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.
    {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
Computing Dictionary

Program for Internet News & Email. A tool for reading, sending, and managing electronic messages. It was designed specifically with novice computer users in mind, but can be tailored to accommodate the needs of "power users" as well. Pine uses internet message protocols (e.g. rfc 822, smtp, mime, imap, nntp) and runs under unix and ms-dos.

The guiding principles for Pine's user-interface were: careful limitation of features, one-character mnemonic commands, always-present command menus, immediate user feedback, and high tolerance for user mistakes. It is intended that Pine can be learned by exploration rather than reading manuals. Feedback from the university of washington community and a growing number of internet sites has been encouraging.

Pine's message composition editor, pico, is also available as a separate stand-alone program. Pico is a very simple and easy-to-use text editor offering paragraph justification, cut/paste, and a spelling checker.

Pine features on-line help; a message index showing a message summary which includes the status, sender, size, date and subject of messages; commands to view and process messages; a message composer with easy-to-use editor and spelling checker; an address book for saving long complex addresses and personal distribution lists under a nickname; message attachments via multipurpose internet mail extensions; folder management commands for creating, deleting, listing, or renaming message folders; access to remote message folders and archives via the interactive mail access protocol as defined in rfc 1176; access to usenet news via nntp or imap.

Pine, pico and uw's imap server are copyrighted but freely available.

unix Pine runs on ultrix, aix, sunos, svr4 and ptx. PC-Pine is available for packet driver, novell lwp, ftp pc/tcp and sun pc/nfs. A microsoft windows/winsock version is planned, as are extensions for off-line use.

Pine was originally based on elm but has evolved much since ("Pine Is No-longer Elm"). Pine is the work of Mike Seibel, Mark Crispin, Steve Hubert, Sheryl Erez, David Miller and Laurence Lundblade (now at Virginia Tech) at the University of Washington Office of Computing and Communications.

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(21 Sep 93)

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