Definition of Tea in English :

Define Tea in English

Tea meaning in English

Meaning of Tea in English

Pronunciation of Tea in English

Tea pronunciation in English

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Tea

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Noun

1. tea

a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water

Example Sentences:
'iced tea is a cooling drink'

2. afternoon tea, tea, teatime

a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes

Example Sentences:
'an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea'

3. camellia sinensis, tea

a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves

Example Sentences:
'tea has fragrant white flowers'

4. tea

a reception or party at which tea is served

Example Sentences:
'we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers'

5. tea, tea leaf

dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea

Example Sentences:
'the store shelves held many different kinds of tea'
'they threw the tea into Boston harbor'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Tea

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noun
1. 
an evergreen shrub or small tree, Camellia sinensis, of tropical and subtropical Asia, having toothed leathery leaves and white fragrant flowers: family Theaceae
2. 
a. 
the dried shredded leaves of this shrub, used to make a beverage by infusion in boiling water
b. 
such a beverage, served hot or iced
c. 
(as modifier)
tea caddy
tea urn
3. 
a. 
any of various plants that are similar to Camellia sinensis or are used to make a tealike beverage
b. 
any such beverage
4. mainly British
a. Also called: afternoon tea
a light meal eaten in mid-afternoon, usually consisting of tea and cakes, biscuits, or sandwiches
b. 
(as modifier)
a tea party
c. Also called: high tea
afternoon tea that also includes a light cooked dish
5. British, Australian and New Zealand
the main evening meal
6. US and Canadian old-fashioned, slang
marijuana
7.  tea and sympathy

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Tea

see synonyms of tea
noun
1. 
a white-flowered, evergreen plant (Camellia sinensis) of the tea family, grown in China, India, Japan, etc.
2. 
its dried and prepared leaves, used to make a beverage
3. 
the beverage made by soaking such leaves in boiling water
4. 
any of several plants resembling or used as tea
5. 
a tealike beverage made from such a plant or from a meat extract
mint tea, beef tea
6.  British
a. 
a light meal, esp. in the late afternoon, at which tea is the usual beverage
b. 
a more substantial, early evening meal that is often the main meal of the day (in Britain usually called high tea)
7. 
a reception or other social gathering in the afternoon, at which tea, coffee, etc. are served
8.  US, Slang
marijuana
adjective
9. 
designating a family (Theaceae, order Theales) of evergreen dicotyledonous trees, shrubs, or vines, often with showy flowers, found in warm regions and including the camellias and loblolly bay

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Tea

see synonyms of tea
n.
1.
a. An evergreen shrub or small tree (Camellia sinensis) native to Asia, having fragrant, nodding, cup-shaped white flowers and glossy leaves.
b. The young, dried leaves of this plant, prepared by various processes and used to make a beverage, usually served hot.
2. An aromatic, slightly bitter beverage made by steeping tea leaves in boiling water.
3. Any of various plants, such as New Jersey tea, having leaves that are or were formerly used to make a tealike beverage.
4. Any of various beverages made by steeping the leaves, flowers, fruits, or other parts of certain plants: herbal tea; peppermint tea.
5. Any of various beverages made by extracting an infusion from meat, especially beef.
6. A tea rose.
7. Chiefly British
a. An afternoon refreshment consisting usually of sandwiches and cakes served with tea.
b. High tea.
8. An afternoon reception or social gathering at which tea is served.
9. Slang Marijuana.

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