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grape·vine

 (grāp′vīn′)
n.
1. A vine on which grapes grow.
2. The informal transmission of information, gossip, or rumor from person to person: I heard through the grapevine that she has a new job.

grapevine

(ˈɡreɪpˌvaɪn)
n
1. (Plants) any of several vitaceous vines of the genus Vitis, esp V. vinifera of E Asia, widely cultivated for its fruit (grapes): family Vitaceae
2. informal an unofficial means of relaying information, esp from person to person
3. (Wrestling) a wrestling hold in which a wrestler entwines his own leg around his opponent's and exerts pressure against various joints

grape•vine

(ˈgreɪpˌvaɪn)

n.
1. a vine that bears grapes.
2. a person-to-person method of spreading gossip or information.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grapevine - gossip spread by spoken communicationgrapevine - gossip spread by spoken communication; "the news of their affair was spread by word of mouth"
scuttlebutt, gossip, comment - a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
2.grapevine - any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
grape - any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
genus Vitis, Vitis - the type genus of the family Vitaceae; woody vines with simple leaves and small flowers; includes a wide variety of grapes
fox grape, Vitis labrusca - native grape of northeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties e.g. Concord grapes
muscadine, Vitis rotundifolia - native grape of southeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties
common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape, Vitis vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes

grapevine

noun
hear something on the grapevine hear, learn, discover, be told of, pick up, find out about, gather, be informed of, get wind of (informal), hear tell (dialect) He'd doubtless heard rumours on the grapevine.
Translations
كَرْمَهوَسيلَه لِترويج الإشاعات
šeptandavinná réva
jungletrommervinrankevinstok
viiniköynnös
szájról szájra terjedõ hír
lausafregnir, slúîursagavínviîur
šuškanda

grapevine

[ˈgreɪpvaɪn] N
1. (lit) → vid f, parra f
2. (fig) → teléfono m árabe, radio f macuto (Sp)
I heard it on or through the grapevineme contó un pajarito, me enteré en radio macuto (Sp)

grapevine

[ˈgreɪpvaɪn] n
(= plant) → vigne f
(= bush telegraph) I heard it on the grapevine → je l'ai appris par le téléphone arabe

grapevine

[ˈgreɪpˌvaɪn] nvite f
I heard it on the grapevine (fig) → l'ho sentito dire

grape

(greip) noun
a green or black smooth-skinned eatable berry from which wine is made.
ˈgrapevine noun
1. an informal means of passing news from person to person. I hear through the grapevine that he is leaving.
2. a vine.
sour grapes
saying or pretending that something is not worth having because one cannot obtain it.
References in classic literature ?
I dried myself in the sun, and dressed slowly, reluctant to leave that green enclosure where the sunlight flickered so bright through the grapevine leaves and the woodpecker hammered away in the crooked elm that trailed out over the water.
I crossed the bridge and went upstream along the wooded shore to a pleasant dressing-room I knew among the dogwood bushes, all overgrown with wild grapevines.
A steep rock like a wall rose directly in his way; it seemed to cut off all retreat, when fortunately he espied the strong, cord-like branch of a grapevine reaching half way down it.
They now made their way to the water's edge, scrambling along ledges of rocks that overhung the waves, and obliged often to hold by shrubs and grapevines to avoid slipping into the deep and hurried stream.
One day it was a grapevine, and another day it was a boiler, and another day it was the key of the front-parlour closet at the bottom of the water-butt, and so on through a hundred items.
A fine house was built there, with large windows, and smooth white walls; but before it, where the old house had in fact stood, was a little garden laid out, and a wild grapevine ran up the wall of the neighboring house.
The trees were often covered with clambering grapevines in blossom, which perfumed the air.
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