Meaning of CHINA in English

/chuy"neuh/ , n.

1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit-fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature.

2. any porcelain ware.

3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively.

4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material, collectively: a collection of china.

5. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a playing marble of china, or sometimes of porcelain or glass.


6. made of china.

7. indicating the twentieth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary. See table under wedding anniversary .

[ 1645-55; by ellipsis from CHINAWARE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .