Whine v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whined p. pr. & vb. n. Whining.] To utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress, or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely. “Whining plovers.”
The hounds were . . . staying their coming, but with a whining accent, craving liberty. --Sir P. Sidney.
Dost thou come here to whine? --Shak.
adj 1: long and high-pitched like a whine or plaintive crying
2: habitually complaining; "a whining child" [syn: fretful, querulous,
whiney, whining(a), whiny]