China meaning

chī'nə
China is a country in Asia.

An example of China is the country with the capital of Beijing.

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High-quality porcelain or other ceramic ware, originally made in China.
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Porcelain or earthenware used for the table.
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Porcelain or any ceramic ware like porcelain.
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Dishes, ornaments, etc. made of china.
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Any earthenware dishes or crockery.
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Made of china.
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Country in E Asia: before 1912, the Chinese Empire: 3,705,407 sq mi (9,596,960 sq km); cap. Beijing.
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This country variously from 1912 until the Kuomintang party fled to Taiwan in 1949
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(uncountable) The root of a climbing plant, Smilax china L., once believed to have important medicinal properties.
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(uncountable) Ceramic or porcelain.
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(uncountable) Tableware made from china.
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(countable, music) A cymbal, flattened at the perimeter, about 16 to 20 inches (40 to 50 centimetres) across, that is ridden or crashed to produce a distinctive "trashy" sound.
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A glazed china marble in children's games.
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(Cockney rhyming slang, countable) Mate (i.e., friend).

All right, me old china?

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A country in East Asia, officially named the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国).
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A region in East Asia comprising the areas governed by the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
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The civilization of the Chinese people.
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The definition of china means dishware made of porcelain or earthenware.

An example of china is a porcelain plate used for special occasions.

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Origin of china

  • Variant of earlier chiney from Persian chīnī Chinese from chīn China ultimately of Chinese origin akin to Mandarin Qín Qin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Persian چینی (čīnī, “Chinese; porcelain”), compound of چین (čīn, “China”) and the suffix ـی (-ī), from Middle Persian (čīn, “China”), ultimately from Sanskrit चीन (cīna).
    From Wiktionary
  • Typically thought to be derived from the Qin (Wade-Giles: "Ch'in") Dynasty (秦朝).
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  • After the country China.
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  • From china plate.
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