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tea - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'tea' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Tea [ n.]
- The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree (Thea, / Camellia, Chinensis). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some other countries.
- A decoction or infusion of tea leaves in boiling water; as, tea is a common beverage.
- Any infusion or decoction, especially when made of the dried leaves of plants; as, sage tea; chamomile tea; catnip tea.
- The evening meal, at which tea is usually served; supper.
2 . Tea [ v. i.]
- To take or drink tea.

Meaning of 'tea' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . tea [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes
Example in sentence:
  • an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea
Meaning (2):
- a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water
Example in sentence:
  • iced tea is a cooling drink
Meaning (3):
- a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves
Example in sentence:
  • tea has fragrant white flowers
Meaning (4):
- dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea
Example in sentence:
  • the store shelves held many different kinds of tea;
  • they threw the tea into Boston harbor
Meaning (5):
- a reception or party at which tea is served
Example in sentence:
  • we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers