Definitions

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

  • n. Tableware made of china.

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  • n. tableware made of china (or porcelain)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Porcelain-ware.

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

  • n. dishware made of high quality porcelain

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Filling a coffee-pot and frying-pan with part of my plunder, and taking some chinaware from the cabin pantry, I left Wolf Larsen lying in the sun and went ashore.

    Chapter 32

  • ( "chinaware"), moveable type for printing (which distributed Buddhist texts) and the magnetic compass for facilitating travel to Africa and the Persian Gulf.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • ( "chinaware"), moveable type for printing (which distributed Buddhist texts) and the magnetic compass for facilitating to Africa and the Persian Gulf.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • Imagine a delicate chinaware plate with a big crack running down the middle of it.

    Uloop: The Art of Memorization

  • It may appear nonsensical, but after inspecting what's italicized it doesn't take long to figure out that this chaos is really just a device for remembering the first five of the original 13 colonies of America in the order they joined the Union (chinaware for Delaware, pen for Pennsylvania, etc.) (and in fact it continues on to cover all 13 of them).

    Uloop: The Art of Memorization

  • Instead of stacking up cereal boxes in the kitchen cabinet, use your fancy chinaware.

    Two Cool Decorative Storage Items, Milan 2010

  • The beans just filled space; made him crave for a proper meal, a thick, juicy steak, potatoes, corn on the cob, biscuits dripping with butter — the kind served on fancy chinaware, on a table with linen.

    The Last Campfire

  • Here and there in the destruction were pieces of artwork, objects of aesthetic beauty and chinaware of high value.

    'Treachery in the Yard'

  • Or Nancy's freebie designer gowns and Imperial chinaware.

    Hillary Campaign Opens Fire On Obama Over Reagan Comments

  • News at Eleven: Barack Obama's inauguration teemed with details evoking the other Illinois upstart he has often claimed as his model: Obama, we were told, would be swearing in on Abraham Lincoln's Bible, eating his favourite dishes off replicas of chinaware Mary Todd Lincoln selected in 1861.

    Archive 2009-02-01

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