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Meaning of TINE

Pronunciation:  tIn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  prong on a fork or pitchfork

TINE is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: fork, pitchfork, prong



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tine\, n. [See {Teen} affliction.]
    Trouble; distress; teen. [Obs.] ``Cruel winter's tine.''
  2. \Tine\, v. t. [See {Tind}.]
    To kindle; to set on fire. [Obs.] See {Tind}. ``To tine the
    cloven wood.'' --Dryden.
          Coals of contention and hot vengeance tind. --Spenser.
  3. \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. --Spenser.
  4. \Tine\, v. t. [AS. t?nan, from t?n an inclosure. See
    To shut in, or inclose. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
  5. \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.