PINE, noun [Latin pinus.] A tree of the genus Pinus, of many species, some of which furnish timber of the most valuable kind. The species which usually bear this name in the United States, are the white pine Pinus strobus, the prince of our forests; the yellow pine Pinus resinosa; and the pitch pine Pinus rigida. The other species of this genus are called by other names, a fir, hemlock, larch, spruce, etc.
PINE, verb intransitive
1. To languish; to lose flesh or wear away under any distress of anxiety of mind; to grow lean; followed sometimes by away.
Ye shall not mourn nor weep, but ye shall pine away for your iniquities. Ezekiel 24:23.
2. To languish with desire; to waste away with longing for something; usually followed by for.
Unknowing that she pin'd for your return.
PINE, verb transitive To wear out; to make to languish.
Where shivering cold and sickness pines the clime.
Beroe pined with pain.
1. To grieve for; to bemoan in silence.
Abashed the devil stood--
Virtue in her own shape how lovely, saw,
And pined his loss.
[In the transitive sense, this verb is now seldom used, and this use is improper, except by ellipsis.]
PINE, noun Woe; want; penury; misery.
[This is obsolete. See Pain.]