Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. High-quality porcelain or ceramic ware, originally made in China.
  • n. Porcelain or earthenware used for the table.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The root of a climbing plant, Smilax china L., once believed to have important medicinal properties.
  • n. Ceramic or porcelain
  • n. Tableware made from china.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A glazed china marble in children's games.
  • n. Mate (i.e., friend).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A country in Eastern Asia.
  • n. China ware, which is the modern popular term for porcelain. See Porcelain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common name of porcelain and of porcelain-ware. See porcelain.
  • n. Cinchona bark.
  • n. Quinine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. high quality porcelain originally made only in China
  • n. a government on the island of Taiwan established in 1949 by Chiang Kai-shek after the conquest of mainland China by the Communists led by Mao Zedong
  • n. a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
  • n. dishware made of high quality porcelain

Etymologies

Persian chīnī, ultimately from Chinese (Mandarin) Qín, Qin; see Qin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
After the country China. (Wiktionary)
From china plate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All my email's inboxes are down. well from china hotmail and yahoo has been slow .. and they banned youtube in china~~ what a flung 0_o #dinked I heart Creana "True friends walk in, when the rest walk out."

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  • J um, according to dress, I would say first that the clothing in china is very similar to the clothes you would wear in the US.

    Dress code « Peace Corps: China

  • Please ensure your china is at room temperature first – do not bring it in directly from a cold car in winter and plunk it into warm water.

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  • KAYE: Officers hope the suspected dealer will lead them to what they call china white, heroin so pure, so potent, so powerful, it killed 55 people in St. Louis in just the first six months of this year.

    CNN Transcript Mar 9, 2007

  • KAYE: Officers hope the suspected dealer will lead them to what they call china white.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2006

  • KAYE: Officers hope the suspected dealer will lead them to what they call china white, heroin so pure, so potent, so powerful it killed 55 people in St. Louis in just the first six months of this year.

    CNN Transcript Sep 14, 2006

  • It’s not that having things made in china is inherently bad, it’s that * everything* is made in china, and therefore, we are sending our money out the window as fast as we can manage.

    P2P: just an excuse for ACTA

  • Looks like china is smarter than obama – they know gorebal warming is a hoax!

    Obama near climate change accord with China, others

  • Yes | No | Report from the cowboy wrote 2 weeks 4 days ago piece-o-crap gun. made in china for 30$ and the rest is simply shipping and retail add-ons so they can make money. buy a t/c bone collecter you can buy one for 200-300$ if you know how to buy used guns (talk them down) +2 Good Comment?

    I know that everyone here has heard of gander mountain.I've decided to postpone my paintball adventure of a great deal on a .50c

  • "China, India and just about every other country push ahead with their industries and out produce us." ok so the fact that everything you own is made in china never made you angry but the precautions we have to take for global warming has made you fed up!!! lol you republicans are clowns you know that?!

    Kerry: Palin should check out 'the view from her front porch'

Comments

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  • Conjecture: Modification of Persian chn(Chinese) - porcelain.

    August 30, 2009

  • So no one else can post who has a name beginning with r, u, c_b, s, o, j, or...oh, never mind.

    July 26, 2007

  • It's not a problem! We've just been lucky so far to have a "core group" of people whose names start with different letters. ;-)

    July 25, 2007

  • Uh...it might have been me. I tend to use a single initial for myself, so I may have started doing so here in an especially typeractive moment. I shall try to use more letters for everyone. :-)

    July 25, 2007

  • You may call me u. I've never particularly liked that one either, but at least I'm getting used to it. ;-)

    Who ever came up with the Wordie standard of one-letter abbreviations, anyway? I never really caught on to it, and I'll still spell names out all the way... jennarenn.

    July 25, 2007

  • Whoa, I'm sorry u. I didn't even think about it. r, u, c_b, s...bs just slipped by the censor. Would WS be more acceptable?

    July 25, 2007

  • You are hereby prohibited from calling me BS. All conversation ceases until the offense has been corrected.

    July 25, 2007

  • BS, have you met Silly Dilly Thoroughly Modern Milly?

    July 25, 2007

  • It's for the lilies.

    July 25, 2007

  • Is it just me, or is it a little chilly in here?

    July 25, 2007

  • Silly willy nilly Billy Smith! ;^D

    July 25, 2007

  • Cute comment about VIers, R. I almost missed it. Somehow I am doubtful . . .

    July 25, 2007

  • U, U are a silly billy! (and I don't care what your name is, I will call you Silly Billy Smith.

    Listen up: Uniters is not a good idea.

    July 25, 2007

  • So citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are to be called Democrats, but they speak Republican? I'm confused.

    And what about the Virgin Islands? ;->

    July 25, 2007

  • If United States citizens are to be called Uniters (for clarity) then citizens of the People's Republic of China ought to be called People (capital P, again, for clarity). And they don't speak Chinese, they speak Republican. Listen to what I say, I have the plan. I will make the world a wonderful place, and an accurate one.

    July 25, 2007

  • I wondered about douban also. Turns out two of the people who recently listed douban also listed China. description of douban here: http://www.sinosplice.com/life/archives/2005/12/13/douban
    Now I understand why the appearance of these words surprised me--they are outside of my usual frame of reference.

    July 25, 2007

  • I think that it's interesting that china (or China?) showed up on the Most Wordied, Last 7 Days list. All of the other words are either slightly esoteric, or at least pretty. Sometimes I wonder what would happen to that list if all of us tried not to steal or repeat words for an entire week. Would it break? Would it choose ten random words? I admit that I'm curious....

    July 25, 2007