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vin·e·gar

 (vĭn′ĭ-gər)
n.
1. A sour liquid containing acetic acid, produced by fermenting a solution (such as wine or fermented rice) containing ethanol produced by a previous fermentation, used as a condiment and preservative.
2. Sourness of speech or mood; ill temper.
3. Liveliness and enthusiasm; vim.

[Middle English vinegre, from Old French vinaigre : vin, wine (from Latin vīnum) + aigre, sour (from Vulgar Latin *acrus, from Latin ācer; see ak- in Indo-European roots).]

vinegar

(ˈvɪnɪɡə)
n
1. (Cookery) a sour-tasting liquid consisting of impure dilute acetic acid, made by oxidation of the ethyl alcohol in beer, wine, or cider. It is used as a condiment or preservative
2. sourness or peevishness of temper, countenance, speech, etc
3. (Pharmacology) pharmacol a medicinal solution in dilute acetic acid
4. informal US and Canadian vitality
vb
(Cookery) (tr) to apply vinegar to
[C13: from Old French vinaigre, from vin wine + aigre sour, from Latin acer sharp]
ˈvinegarish adj
ˈvinegar-ˌlike adj

vin•e•gar

(ˈvɪn ɪ gər)

n.
1. a sour liquid consisting of dilute and impure acetic acid, obtained by acetous fermentation from wine, cider, beer, or the like: used as a condiment, preservative, etc.
2. sour or irritable speech, manner, or countenance.
3. vigor.
[1250–1300; vinegre < Old French, =vin wine + egre, aigre sour (see eager)]

vinegar


Past participle: vinegarred
Gerund: vinegarring

Imperative
vinegar
vinegar
Present
I vinegar
you vinegar
he/she/it vinegars
we vinegar
you vinegar
they vinegar
Preterite
I vinegarred
you vinegarred
he/she/it vinegarred
we vinegarred
you vinegarred
they vinegarred
Present Continuous
I am vinegarring
you are vinegarring
he/she/it is vinegarring
we are vinegarring
you are vinegarring
they are vinegarring
Present Perfect
I have vinegarred
you have vinegarred
he/she/it has vinegarred
we have vinegarred
you have vinegarred
they have vinegarred
Past Continuous
I was vinegarring
you were vinegarring
he/she/it was vinegarring
we were vinegarring
you were vinegarring
they were vinegarring
Past Perfect
I had vinegarred
you had vinegarred
he/she/it had vinegarred
we had vinegarred
you had vinegarred
they had vinegarred
Future
I will vinegar
you will vinegar
he/she/it will vinegar
we will vinegar
you will vinegar
they will vinegar
Future Perfect
I will have vinegarred
you will have vinegarred
he/she/it will have vinegarred
we will have vinegarred
you will have vinegarred
they will have vinegarred
Future Continuous
I will be vinegarring
you will be vinegarring
he/she/it will be vinegarring
we will be vinegarring
you will be vinegarring
they will be vinegarring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vinegarring
you have been vinegarring
he/she/it has been vinegarring
we have been vinegarring
you have been vinegarring
they have been vinegarring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vinegarring
you will have been vinegarring
he/she/it will have been vinegarring
we will have been vinegarring
you will have been vinegarring
they will have been vinegarring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vinegarring
you had been vinegarring
he/she/it had been vinegarring
we had been vinegarring
you had been vinegarring
they had been vinegarring
Conditional
I would vinegar
you would vinegar
he/she/it would vinegar
we would vinegar
you would vinegar
they would vinegar
Past Conditional
I would have vinegarred
you would have vinegarred
he/she/it would have vinegarred
we would have vinegarred
you would have vinegarred
they would have vinegarred

vinegar

A clear, sour-tasting liquid, consisting of impure dilute acetic acid, made by the fermentation of wine, cider or malt beer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vinegar - sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservativevinegar - sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative
condiment - a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment; "mustard and ketchup are condiments"
chili vinegar - fiery vinegar flavored with chili peppers
cider vinegar - vinegar made from cider
wine vinegar - vinegar made from wine
2.vinegar - dilute acetic acid
acetic acid, ethanoic acid - a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
Translations
خَلخَلّ
ocet
eddike
vinagro
etikkamaustaaviinietikka
ocat
ecet
cuka
edik
식초
acetum
actas
etiķis
ocot
kis
vinäger
น้ำส้มสายชู
giấm

vinegar

[ˈvɪnɪgəʳ] Nvinagre m

vinegar

[ˈvɪnɪgər] nvinaigre m

vinegar

nEssig m

vinegar

[ˈvɪnɪgəʳ] naceto

vinegar

(ˈvinigə) noun
a sour liquid made from wine, beer etc, used in seasoning or preparing food. Mix some oil and vinegar as a dressing for the salad.

vinegar

خَلّ ocet eddike Essig ξύδι vinagre viinietikka vinaigre ocat aceto 식초 azijn eddik ocet vinagre уксус vinäger น้ำส้มสายชู sirke giấm

vin·e·gar

n. vinagre.

vinegar

n vinagre m
References in classic literature ?
'Frederick wants something to eat; but I don't think he is very fond of butter and cheese: I'll bring him a bag of fine nuts, and the vinegar, for I have often seen him take some.'
These gelves have given occasion to the report that out of the cocoa-tree alone a ship may be built, fitted out with masts, sails, and cordage, and victualled with bread, water, wine, sugar, vinegar, and oil.
The countess had a headache brought on by all the noise and turmoil and was lying down in the new sitting room with a vinegar compress on her head.
He tasted his soup and began to season it with pepper, salt, vinegar, mustard--everything within reach.
'What do you think of vinegar and brown paper?' inquired the suffering Fledgeby, still rocking and moaning.
It's Sunday, and we can't send for vinegar and all that in the town; and you Indian gentlemen can't enjoy what you call a dinner without a lot of hot things.
There were long tables covered with cloths, with big glass bottles of water at intervals, and down the centre salt cellars and bottles of vinegar. The assistants crowded in noisily, and sat down on forms still warm from those who had dined at twelve-thirty.
Next, I saw Hannibal passing the Alps, who told me "he had not a drop of vinegar in his camp."
The heavy smell was replaced by the smell of aromatic vinegar, which Kitty with pouting lips and puffed-out, rosy cheeks was squirting through a little pipe.
(saith the Scripture) that turn judgment, into wormwood; and surely there be also, that turn it into vinegar; for injustice maketh it bitter, and delays make it sour.
"Go and fetch vinegar, mademoiselle," said Cornelius; "we will bathe his temples, and he will recover."
“Run, Billy,” he cried, “to the village, and bring up the rum-hogshead that lies before the door, in which I am making vinegar, and be quick, boy, don’t stay to empty the vinegar, and stop at Mr.