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1japan

adjective ja·pan \jə-ˈpan\

Definition of JAPAN

:  of, relating to, or originating in Japan :  of a kind or style characteristic of Japanese workmanship
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First Known Use of JAPAN

1673

2japan

noun

Definition of JAPAN

1
a :  any of several varnishes yielding a hard brilliant finish
b :  a hard dark coating containing asphalt and a drier that is used especially on metal and fixed by heating —called also japan black
2
:  work (as lacquer ware) finished and decorated in the Japanese manner

First Known Use of JAPAN

1688

3japan

verb
ja·pannedja·pan·ning

Definition of JAPAN

transitive verb
1
:  to cover with or as if with a coat of japan
2
:  to give a high gloss to
ja·pan·ner noun

First Known Use of JAPAN

1703

Japan

geographical name Ja·pan \jə-ˈpan, ja-\

Definition of JAPAN

country E Asia comprising Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, Shikoku, & other islands in the W Pacific; a constitutional monarchy Tokyo area 143,619 square miles (371,973 square kilometers), pop 127,756,815

Variants of JAPAN

Ja·pan or Japanese Nip·pon \ni-ˈpän, nē-ˈpⁿ\ or Ni·hon \nē-ˈhn\
JAPANNED Defined for Kids

Japan

geographical name Ja·pan \jə-ˈpan, ji-, ja-\

Definition of JAPAN for Kids

country E Asia made up of islands in the W Pacific; capital, Tokyo

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