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japan

 
Noun japan has 4 senses
  1. Japan, Japanese Islands, Japanese Archipelago - a string of more than 3,000 islands east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
    --1 is a kind of archipelago
    --1 is a part of Pacific, Pacific Ocean
    --1 has parts:
     Hokkaido, Ezo, Yezo; Honshu, Hondo; Kyushu; Shikoku; Osaka Bay
  2. Japan, Nippon, Nihon - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
    --2 is a kind of Asian country, Asian nation
    --2 is a part of Asia
    --2 has parts:
     Kammon Strait Bridge; Asahikawa; Tokyo, Tokio, Yeddo, Yedo, Edo, Japanese capital, capital of Japan; Nagano; Nagoya; Omiya; Osaka; Yokohama; Naha City; Ryukyu Islands; Kyoto; Sapporo; Kitakyushu; Fukuoka; Nagasaki; Asama, Mount Asama; Volcano Islands; Iwo Jima; Fuji, Mount Fuji, Fujiyama, Fujinoyama, Fuji-san
    --2 has members: Japanese, Nipponese
  3. japan - lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
    --3 is a kind of
    lacquerware
    Derived form: verb japan1
  4. japan - lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient
    --4 is a kind of
    lacquer
    Derived form: verb japan1
Verb japan has 1 sense
  1. japan - coat with a lacquer, as done in Japan
    --1 is one way to
    lacquer
    Derived forms: noun japan4, noun japan3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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