Tine in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is tine a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word tine is a Scrabble US word. The word tine is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

T1I1N1E1

Is tine a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word tine is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

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Valid words made from Tine

You can make 15 words from 'tine' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'tine'

NITE 4TINE 4

3 letters words from 'tine'

NET 3NIE 3
NIT 3TEN 3
TIE 3TIN 3

2 letters words from 'tine'

EN 2ET 2
IN 2IT 2
NE 2TE 2
TI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of tine

tine itne tnie ntie inte nite tien iten tein etin ietn eitn tnei ntei teni etni neti enti inet niet ient eint neit enit

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word tine. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in tine.

Definitions and meaning of tine

tine

Etymology 1

From Middle English tine, alteration of Middle English tinde, tind, from Old English tind, from Proto-Germanic *tindaz. Cognate with German Zinne. Compare also the related English tind.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /taɪn/
  • Rhymes: -aɪn

Noun

tine (plural tines)

  1. A spike or point on an implement or tool, especially a prong of a fork or a tooth of a comb.
    • 1969, Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, New York: Bantam, 1971, Chapter 9, pp. 45-46,[1]
      Sitting at the table one day, I held the fork in my left hand and pierced a piece of fried chicken. I put the knife through the second tine, as we had been strictly taught, and began to saw against the bone.
  2. A small branch, especially on an antler or horn.
  3. (dialect) A wild vetch or tare.
Translations

See also

  • prong
  • tooth
  • tool

Etymology 2

Unknown origin, possibly related to etymology 1.

Alternative forms

  • tyne

Adjective

tine (comparative tiner, superlative tinest)

  1. small, diminutive

Derived terms

  • tiny

Etymology 3

See teen (affliction).

Noun

tine

  1. (obsolete) Trouble; distress; teen.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene:
      As wither'd Weed through cruel Winter's Tine

Etymology 4

See tind.

Verb

tine (third-person singular simple present tines, present participle tining, simple past and past participle tined)

  1. To kindle; to set on fire.
    • 1700, John Dryden, The First Book of Homer's Ilias:
      The priest with holy hands was seen to tine / The cloven wood, and pour the ruddy wine.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene:
      Coals of contention and hot vengeance tin'd.
  2. (obsolete) To rage; to smart.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene:
      Ne was there salve, ne was there medicine, / That mote recure their wounds; so inly they did tine.

Etymology 5

From Old English tȳnan, from tūn (enclosure) (modern town).

Verb

tine (third-person singular simple present tines, present participle tining, simple past and past participle tined)

  1. To shut in, or enclose.
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Derived terms

  • betine

Anagrams

  • Tien, neti, nite, tein

Aromanian

Pronoun

tine

  1. Alternative form of tini

Irish

Alternative forms

  • teine (dated)

Etymology

From Old Irish teine, from Proto-Celtic *teɸnets (fire) (compare Breton and Cornish tan, Welsh tân).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʲɪnʲə/

Noun

tine f (genitive singular tine or tineadh, nominative plural tinte or tintreacha)

  1. fire

Declension

Standard inflection (fourth declension):

Alternative inflection (fifth declension):

  • Alternative plural: tintreacha (Cois Fharraige)

Derived terms

Mutation

Further reading

  • "tine" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 teine”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • “teine” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 730.
  • Entries containing “tine” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “tine” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Latin

Noun

tīne

  1. vocative singular of tīnus

Middle English

Determiner

tine (subjective pronoun þou)

  1. (chiefly Northern and northern East Midland dialectal) Alternative form of þin.

Pronoun

tine (subjective þou)

  1. (chiefly Northern and northern East Midland dialectal) Alternative form of þin.

References

  • “thin, (pron.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 5 May 2018.

Norwegian

Verb

tine

  1. thaw

Noun

tine m

  1. Traditional bentwood box

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin , as with mine, sine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈti.ne/

Pronoun

tine (stressed accusative form of tu)

  1. (direct object, preceded by preposition, such as pe, cu, la, or pentru) you

Related terms

  • te (unstressed form)

See also

  • mine
  • sine

Source: wiktionary.org
  • like tinder.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)