Meaning of CHINA in English


n. & adj.


1. a kind of fine white or translucent ceramic ware, porcelain, etc.

2 things made from ceramic, esp. household tableware.

3 rhymingsl. one's 'mate', i.e. husband or wife (short for china plate).

--adj. made of china.

Phrases and idioms:

china clay kaolin. China tea smoke-cured tea from a small-leaved tea plant grown in China.

Etymology: orig. China ware (from China in Asia): name f. Pers. chini

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.