china Definition

  • 1a country in East Asia, the most populous country in the world
  • 2porcelain or other types of ceramic ware collectively

Using china: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "china" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I have always wanted to visit China.

  • Example

    The antique shop had a collection of fine china.

  • Example

    She inherited her grandmother's china set.

china Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for china

Phrases with china

  • made in China

    a label indicating that a product was manufactured in China


    Most of the toys in the store were made in China.

  • a hypothetical sequence of events following the meltdown of a nuclear reactor, in which the core melts through the floor of the containment building and deep into the earth


    The movie 'The China Syndrome' depicts a nuclear power plant disaster.

  • a piece of furniture used for storing and displaying china and other dishes


    She keeps her best dishes in the china cabinet.


Summary: china in Brief

The term 'china' [ˈtʃaɪnə] refers to a country in East Asia, as well as porcelain and other types of ceramic ware. Examples of usage include 'I have always wanted to visit China,' and 'She inherited her grandmother's china set.' The phrase 'made in China' is often used to indicate a product's origin.

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