java

noun
ja·​va | \ ˈja-və How to pronounce java (audio) , ˈjä- How to pronounce java (audio) , -vē \
variants: or less commonly Java

Definition of java

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : coffee
2 usually Java : arabica coffee beans of plants grown in Java, Indonesia that produce a usually full-bodied coffee of low to medium acidity

Java

geographical name
Ja·​va | \ ˈjä-və How to pronounce Java (audio) , ˈja- \
variants: or Indonesian Djawa \ ˈjä-​və How to pronounce Java (audio) \

Definition of Java (Entry 2 of 2)

island of Indonesia in the Greater Sunda Islands southeast of Sumatra and south of Borneo between the Java Sea and the Indian Ocean; chief city Jakarta area 51,007 square miles (132,618 square kilometers), population 107,581,306

Examples of java in a Sentence

Noun a hot cup of java
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Other activities that enhanced bonding included Mills heading a group of coffee lovers in searches for a city’s best java houses and Popovich organizing educational field trips to historical sites or museums. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Personalities, perspective, humor help Spurs get through season like no other," 22 Mar. 2021 In addition to her signature outerwear, Holmes's boyfriend, chef Emilio Vitolo, was noticeably absent for the java run; although, the second latte the actress had in hand may have just been for her new beau. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Katie Holmes Goes Cottagecore in a Springy Printed Dress by Ulla Johnson," 11 Mar. 2021 One option for hot java lovers and another for iced coffee queens, both of these items are priced at $16.95 and have been spotted by social media users in the wild. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Starbucks Just Dropped Dazzling Glass Mugs and Cups for Its 50th Anniversary," 5 Mar. 2021 The new line has also dropped alongside a special Anniversary Blend that true java nerds will want to get their hands on, but merchandise lovers have likely seen whispers of new mugs and cups made from glass, a rare addition on any Starbucks' shelf. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Starbucks Just Dropped Dazzling Glass Mugs and Cups for Its 50th Anniversary," 5 Mar. 2021 Contrary to popular belief, those seeking an at-home java alternative that will help them do the same don’t need to spend a small fortune to get top quality. Valerie Nome, USA TODAY, "Our favorite cold brew coffee maker is on sale for less than $20," 20 Jan. 2021 Their family dog, Colombo, who adorably tagged along for the java run. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Emily Ratajkowski's Latest Chic Maternity Look Includes a Faux Fur Coat and Yellow Yeezy Boots," 12 Jan. 2021 Treat the coffee aficionado in your life to a premium java experience with the Iperespresso machine from Illy in classic red. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Our favorite picks from the Amazon Canada holiday gift guide," 24 Nov. 2020 Treat the coffee aficionado in your life to a premium java experience with the Iperespresso machine from Illy in classic red. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Our favorite picks from the Amazon Canada holiday gift guide," 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of java

Noun

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for java

Noun

Java, island of Indonesia

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6 Apr 2021

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“Java.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/java. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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