tea caddy

tea caddy
Caddy Cad"dy, n.; pl. {Caddies}. [Earlier spelt catty, fr. Malay kat[=i] a weight of 11/3 pounds. Cf. {Catty}.] 1. A small box, can, or chest to keep tea in, also called {tea caddy}. [1913 Webster]

2. a container to hold objects when not in use. [PJC]

3. (Computers) a container to hold a compact disk, used in some types of compact disk devices, which is inserted into the CD player during playing, or in the case of recordable CD-ROMS, during recording. It is approximately square and thin, slightly larger than the compact disk. However, many CD players have a drawer for the compact disk, requiring no caddy. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Tea caddy — Tea Tea (t[=e]), n. [Chin. tsh[=a], Prov. Chin. te: cf. F. th[ e].] 1. The prepared leaves of a shrub, or small tree ({Thea Chinensis} or {Camellia Chinensis}). The shrub is a native of China, but has been introduced to some extent into some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tea caddy — tea ,caddy noun count BRITISH a small metal container used for keeping tea leaves or tea bags in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tea caddy — tea caddies N COUNT A tea caddy is a small tin in which you keep tea. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • tea caddy — tea .caddy n a small metal box that you keep tea in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Tea caddy — A tea caddy is a box, jar, canister or other receptacle for tea.The word is believed to be derived from catty, the Chinese pound, equal to about a pound and a third avoirdupois. The earliest examples that came to Europe were of Chinese porcelain …   Wikipedia

  • tea caddy — noun a can for storing tea • Syn: ↑caddy • Derivationally related forms: ↑caddy (for: ↑caddy) • Hypernyms: ↑can, ↑tin, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tea caddy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tea caddy : singular tea caddy plural tea caddies British a small metal container used for keeping tea leaves or tea bags in …   English dictionary

  • tea caddy — Cockney Rhyming Slang Paddy Did you know Kevin is a tea caddy? …   English dialects glossary

  • tea caddy — tea′ cad dy n. a small box, can, or chest for holding tea leaves …   From formal English to slang

  • tea caddy — noun Date: 1784 caddy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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