from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An afternoon social gathering at which tea and light refreshments are served.
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- n. A semi-formal afternoon social gathering at which tea, sandwiches and cakes are served.
- n. A small gathering of children or their toys, who mimic having a real dinner, often without any food at all.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a party at which tea is served
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Nothing could have better broken up the gloom of their little tea party than Winthrop's hoe-cakes; and then the tea was so good, for nobody had eaten much dinner.
Lady Carmody had indeed called earlier and left an invitation to an afternoon tea party two days hence.
Bush remains a divisive figure among Iowa Republicans and especially among tea party activists for what they see as runaway spending.
Tyra Banks will be hosting a tea party with Web publisher Demand Media Inc. Hip-hop star Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas will sit for an interview during Federated Media Publishing's Conversational Marketing Summit.