tea set


Definition of tea set

: a matching set of metalware or china (such as a teapot, sugar bowl, creamer, and often plates, cups, and saucers) for serving tea and sometimes coffee at table

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Frequent finds include sterling silver tea sets/service pieces, original artwork, pottery, first edition books and specific furniture styles such as Federalist or Stickley. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Letting go of things: Downsizing can be easier than you think," 16 Aug. 2019 Inside are armchairs, tables with flower vases and a small tea set. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney train station getting the Lego treatment," 12 Aug. 2019 The dominance of the men’s game nearly everywhere else was the reality Germany’s women archly pointed up in a video noting that the prize for the first of their eight European championships was a tea set. Siobhan Morrin, Time, "5 Big Stories to Watch in the Women's World Cup," 5 June 2019 Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry's royal wedding has come and gone, but don't put away your porcelain tea sets just yet. Madison Medeiros, refinery29.com, "Camilla Is Spilling Royal Family Tea About Meghan Markle," 23 May 2018 Many of them open as storefronts selling antique tea sets and pottery when the outdoor market is open, which is only on weekends. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Puebla and Guadalajara Should Be Your Next Mexico Trip," 3 May 2018 The driver gets a pair of 12.3-inch screens, and the fancier folk riding in back get a tea set. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Mercedes' Electric Maybach SUV Comes With a Built-In Tea Kettle," 24 Apr. 2018 Set on the north patio of Winter Garden’s Plant St. Market, the tea set for 10-plus friends had linens — and china. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Tea time is a grown-up affair at these Central Florida eateries," 12 Apr. 2018 In addition, the FBI affidavit said Bennett almost immediately got into a life raft with luggage and other items - including a tea set and a jar of peanut butter- and took no actions to find his wife. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Man who said wife vanished at sea charged with murder," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of tea set

1763, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tea set

: a matching set of cups and dishes that are used for serving tea

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