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    tea

    tea - Dictionary definition and meaning for word tea

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