(noun, verb)


1. a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean

Definition categories: location

2. a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building

Similar word(s): nippon

Definition categories: location

3. lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer

Definition categories: man–made, lacquerware

4. lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient

Definition categories: man–made, lacquer


1. coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan

Definition categories: creation, lacquer