(noun, verb)


1. a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water

- iced tea is a cooling drink

Definition categories: food, beverage, drink, drinkable, potable

2. a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes

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

Similar word(s): teatime

Definition categories: food, meal, repast

3. 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

Definition categories: plant, bush, shrub

4. a reception or party at which tea is served

- we met at the Dean's tea for newcomers

Definition categories: group, reception

5. 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

Definition categories: food, herb

Sentences with tea as a noun:

- Go to the supermarket and buy some tea.

- Would you like some tea?

- Darjeeling is a tea from India.

- camomile tea;

- The family were sitting round the table, having their tea.

- Australia were 490 for 7 at tea on the second day.


1. To drink tea.

2. To take afternoon tea (the light meal).