(noun, adjective)


1. of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language

- the Japanese Emperor

- Japanese cars

Similar word(s): nipponese

Sentences with japanese as an adjective:

- A Japanese saw is one that cuts on the pull stroke rather than on the push stroke.

- In the United States, Japanese animation has had a tremendous surge in popularity over the last few years.


1. a native or inhabitant of Japan

Similar word(s): nipponese

Definition categories: person, asian, asiatic

2. the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese

Definition categories: communication, altaic

Sentences with japanese as a noun:

- A Japanese will typically have black hair, brown eyes, and pale skin.

- Let’s go out to eat. I’m in the mood for Japanese.