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Webster 1913 Edition


Japan

Ja-pan′

(jȧ-păn′)
,
Noun.
[From
Japan
, the country.]
Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the varnish or lacquer used in japanning.

Ja-pan′

,
Adj.
Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country;
as,
Japan
ware
.
Japan allspice
(Bot.)
,
a spiny shrub from Japan (
Chimonanthus fragrans
), related to the Carolina allspice.
Japan black
(Chem.)
,
a quickly drying black lacquer or varnish, consisting essentially of asphaltum dissolved in naphtha or turpentine, and used for coating ironwork; – called also
Brunswick black
,
Japan lacquer
, or simply
Japan
.
Japan camphor
,
ordinary camphor brought from China or Japan, as distinguished from the rare variety called
borneol
or
Borneo camphor
.
Japan clover
, or
Japan pea
(Bot.)
,
a cloverlike plant (
Lespedeza striata
) from Eastern Asia, useful for fodder, first noticed in the Southern United States about 1860, but now become very common. During the Civil War it was called variously
Yankee clover
and
Rebel clover
.
Japan earth
.
See
Catechu
.
Japan ink
,
a kind of writing ink, of a deep, glossy black when dry.
Japan varnish
,
a varnish prepared from the milky juice of the
Rhus vernix
, a small Japanese tree related to the poison sumac.

Ja-pan′

(jȧ-păn′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Japanned
(jȧ-pănd′)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Japanning
.]
1.
To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the manner of the Japanese; to lacquer.
2.
To give a glossy black to, as shoes.
[R.]
Gay.

Webster 1828 Edition


Japan

JAPAN'

,
Noun.
[from the country in Asia, so called.]
This name is given to work varnished and figured in the manner practiced by the natives of Japan.

Definition 2022


Japan

Japan

See also: japan, japán, and Japán

English

a satellite image showing Japan

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Proper noun

Japan (uncountable)

  1. An island nation in the Pacific Ocean, located to the east of China, Korea and Russia.

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Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch Japan, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

Danish

Etymology

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

Proper noun

Japan

  1. (geography) Japan (An island nation in the Pacific Ocean)

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jaːˈpɑn/

Etymology

From Malay Jepang, from Chinese 日本.

Proper noun

Japan n

  1. Japan

Faroese

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈjaːpan/

Etymology

From Danish Japan, from Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

Proper noun

Japan

  1. (geography) Japan (An island nation in the Pacific Ocean)

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German

Etymology

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈjaːpan/

Proper noun

Japan n (genitive Japans)

  1. Japan

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Icelandic

Etymology

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈjaːpʰaːn/

Proper noun

Japan n

  1. Japan
    Ég fer til Japans.
    I'm going to Japan.
    Hvar er Japan staðsett á kortinu?
    Where is Japan located on the map?

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Japanese

Romanization

Japan

  1. rōmaji reading of ジャパン

Norwegian Bokmål

Fujifjellet - Mount Fuji

Etymology

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

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Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jǎpaːn/
  • Hyphenation: Ja‧pan

Proper noun

Jàpān m (Cyrillic spelling Ја̀па̄н)

  1. Japan

Declension


Swedish

Etymology

From Dutch Japan or Portuguese Japão, from Malay Jepang, from Sinitic 日本.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɑːpan/

Proper noun

Japan

  1. Japan

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japan

japan

See also: japán, Japan, and Japán

English

Sign advertising a japanned toilet stand

Noun

japan (uncountable)

  1. A hard black enamel varnish containing asphalt.
  2. Lacquer ware.

Verb

japan (third-person singular simple present japans, present participle japanning, simple past and past participle japanned)

  1. (transitive) To varnish with japan.

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Swedish

Etymology

Japan + -an

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /jaˈpɑːn/

Noun

japan c

  1. a person from Japan

Declension

Inflection of japan 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative japan japanen japaner japanerna
Genitive japans japanens japaners japanernas

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