What does coffee mean?

Definitions for coffee
ˈkɔ fi, ˈkɒf icof·fee

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word coffee.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coffee, javanoun

    a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans

    "he ordered a cup of coffee"

  2. coffee, coffee treenoun

    any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans

  3. coffee bean, coffee berry, coffeenoun

    a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee

  4. chocolate, coffee, deep brown, umber, burnt umbernoun

    a medium brown to dark-brown color

GCIDE

  1. Coffeenoun

    a cup of coffee, especially one served in a restaurant; as, we each had two donuts and a coffee; three coffees to go.

    Etymology: [Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. Caf.]

  2. Coffeenoun

    a social gathering at which coffee is served, with optional other foods or refreshments.

    Etymology: [Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. Caf.]

  3. Coffeenoun

    a color ranging from medium brown to dark brown.

    Etymology: [Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. Caf.]

  4. Coffeenoun

    The

    Etymology: [Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. Caf.]

Wiktionary

  1. coffeenoun

    A beverage made by infusing the beans of the coffee plant in hot water.

  2. coffeenoun

    The seeds of the plant used to make coffee, misnamed 'beans' due to their shape.

  3. coffeenoun

    A tropical plant of the genus Coffea.

  4. coffeenoun

    The end of the mealu2014where coffee is usually served.

    He did not stay for coffee.

  5. coffeeadjective

    Of a pale brown colour, like that of milk coffee.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coffeenoun

    the "beans" or "berries" (pyrenes) obtained from the drupes of a small evergreen tree of the genus Coffea, growing in Abyssinia, Arabia, Persia, and other warm regions of Asia and Africa, and also in tropical America

    Etymology: [Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. Caf.]

  2. Coffeenoun

    the coffee tree

    Etymology: [Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. Caf.]

  3. Coffeenoun

    the beverage made from the roasted and ground berry

    Etymology: [Turk. qahveh, Ar. qahuah wine, coffee, a decoction of berries. Cf. Caf.]

Freebase

  1. Coffee

    Coffee is a brewed beverage with a distinct aroma and flavor, prepared from the roasted seeds of the Coffea plant. The seeds are found in coffee "berries", which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, Maldives, and Africa. Green coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. Coffee is slightly acidic and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. It is one of the most consumed drinks in the world. Wild coffee's energizing effect was likely first discovered in the northeast region of Ethiopia. Coffee cultivation first took place in southern Arabia; the earliest credible evidence of coffee-drinking appears in the middle of the 15th century in the Sufi shrines of Yemen. In East Africa and Yemen, coffee was used in native religious ceremonies that were in competition with the Christian Church. As a result, the Ethiopian Church banned its secular consumption until the reign of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia. The beverage was also banned in Ottoman Turkey during the 17th century for political reasons and was associated with rebellious political activities in Europe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coffee

    kof′ē, n. a drink made from the seeds of the coffee-tree, a native of Arabia: the powder made by roasting and grinding the seeds.—ns. Coff′ee-bean, the seed of the coffee-plant; Coff′ee-berr′y, the fruit of the coffee-tree; Coff′ee-bug, the Lecanium coffeæ, destructive to the coffee-plant; Coff′ee-cup, a cup for coffee; Coff′ee-house, a house where coffee and other refreshments are sold; Coff′ee-mill, a small mill or machine for grinding coffee-beans; Coff′ee-pot, a pot or vessel in which coffee is prepared and served; Coff′ee-room, a room in a hotel where coffee and other refreshments are served. [Turk. qahveh—Ar. qahwah, orig. meaning wine.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Coffee

    A beverage made from ground COFFEA beans (SEEDS) infused in hot water. It generally contains CAFFEINE and THEOPHYLLINE unless it is decaffeinated.

Editors Contribution

  1. coffee

    A type of cultivar, plant, seed, shrub or tree created and cultivated in a variety of species.

    Coffee is drank globally all over the world.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 18, 2016  
  2. coffee

    A type of drink created in various forms.

    Coffee is loved globally and drank by many people in various forms.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 18, 2016  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coffee' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1729

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coffee' in Written Corpus Frequency: #883

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'coffee' in Nouns Frequency: #693

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coffee in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coffee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of coffee in a Sentence

  1. Rashid Aleem Qureshi:

    We believe China is the most exciting market in general but especially for coffee because... per capita cup consumption is quite low as compared to Asia, right now the overall soluble coffee in China is growing between 3-5% (a year) and we believe that by bringing this exciting new business opportunity we should be able to grow faster than that.

  2. Kang Byung-Oh:

    Housewives are increasingly having bread and coffee for brunch late morning instead of rice and kimchi.

  3. Bill Maher:

    During the Depression, or back when we were fighting Hitler, people didn't have time to sue a company if the coffee was too hot. There were urgent, pressing problems. If you think you have it tough, read history books.

  4. Celso Oliveira:

    Coffee trees usually need a water stress to be able to bear more flowers when the spring comes.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Spending a few minutes with the children is often better than chatting an hour over tea or coffee with an adult person

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