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Definition 1: a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water - [noun denoting food]

Samples where tea or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • iced tea is a cooling drink

(tea is a kind of ...) any liquid suitable for drinking

"may I take your beverage order?"

(... is a kind of tea ) a beverage for children containing hot water and milk and sugar and a small amount of tea

(... is a kind of tea ) a cup of tea

(... is a kind of tea ) tea-like drink made of leaves of various herbs

(... is a kind of tea ) strong tea served over ice

(... is a kind of tea ) tea made by exposing tea leaves steeped in water to the direct rays of the sun; usually served with ice

(tea is made of the substance ...) dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea

"the store shelves held many different kinds of tea" "they threw the tea into Boston harbor"

(tea is made of the substance ...) a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects

Definition 2: a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes - [noun denoting food]

Samples where tea or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea

Synonyms for tea in the sense of this definition

(tea is a kind of ...) the food served and eaten at one time

(tea belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 3: dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea - [noun denoting food]

Samples where tea or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the store shelves held many different kinds of tea
  • they threw the tea into Boston harbor

Synonyms for tea in the sense of this definition

(tea is a kind of ...) aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities

(... is a kind of tea ) a measured amount of tea in a bag for an individual serving of tea

(... is a kind of tea ) fermented tea leaves

(... is a kind of tea ) tea leaves that have been steamed and dried without fermenting

(... is a kind of tea ) Chinese tea leaves that have been partially fermented before being dried

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

"tea has fragrant white flowers"

(... is made of the substance tea) a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water

"iced tea is a cooling drink"

Definition 4: a reception or party at which tea is served - [noun denoting group]

Samples where tea or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers

(tea is a kind of ...) a formal party of people; as after a wedding

Definition 5: a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves - [noun denoting plant]

Samples where tea or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tea has fragrant white flowers

Synonyms for tea in the sense of this definition

(tea is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(tea is a part of ...) dried leaves of the tea shrub; used to make tea

"the store shelves held many different kinds of tea" "they threw the tea into Boston harbor"

(... is a member of tea) tropical Asiatic evergreen shrubs or small trees

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