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Ja·va 1

 (jä′və, jăv′ə)
An island of Indonesia separated from Borneo by the Java Sea, an arm of the western Pacific Ocean. Center of an early Hindu Javanese civilization, Java was converted to Islam before the arrival of the Europeans (mainly the Dutch) in the late 1500s.

Ja·va 2

 (jä′və, jăv′ə)
A trademark for a programming language used to develop applications, especially ones for the internet, that can operate on different platforms.

ja·va

 (jä′və, jăv′ə)
n. Informal
Brewed coffee.

[After Java1.]

Java

(ˈdʒɑːvə)
n
(Placename) an island of Indonesia, south of Borneo, from which it is separated by the Java Sea: politically the most important island of Indonesia; it consists chiefly of active volcanic mountains and is densely forested. It came under Dutch control in 1596 and became part of Indonesia in 1949. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Capital: Jakarta. Pop (with Madura): 121 352 608 (2000 est). Area: 132 174 sq km (51 032 sq miles). Former spelling: Djawa

Java

(ˈdʒɑːvə)
n
(Computer Science) trademark a programming language especially applicable to the internet
[C20: named after Java coffee, said to be consumed in large quantities by the language's creators]

Ja•va

(ˈdʒɑ və; esp. for 2 ˈdʒæv ə)

n.
1. the main island of Indonesia. 91,269,528 (with Madura); 51,032 sq. mi. (132,173 sq. km).
2. (usu. l.c.) Slang. coffee: a cup of java.
3. Trademark. a high-level, object-oriented computer programming language used esp. to create interactive applications running over the Internet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Java - an island in Indonesia to the south of Borneo; one of the world's most densely populated regions
Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, Republic of Indonesia - a republic in southeastern Asia on an archipelago including more than 13,000 islands; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1945; the principal oil producer in the Far East and Pacific regions
capital of Indonesia, Djakarta, Jakarta - capital and largest city of Indonesia; located on the island of Java; founded by the Dutch in 17th century
Bandung - a city in Indonesia; located on western Java (southeast of Jakarta); a resort known for its climate
Samarang, Semarang - a port city is southern Indonesia; located in northern Java
Javan, Javanese - a native or inhabitant of Java
2.Java - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beansjava - a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"
coffee substitute - a drink resembling coffee that is sometimes substituted for it
beverage, drinkable, potable, drink - any liquid suitable for drinking; "may I take your beverage order?"
Irish coffee - sweetened coffee with Irish whiskey and whipped cream
cafe au lait - equal parts of coffee and hot milk
cafe noir, demitasse - small cup of strong black coffee without milk or cream
decaf, decaffeinated coffee - coffee with the caffeine removed
drip coffee - coffee made by passing boiling water through a perforated container packed with finely ground coffee
espresso - strong black coffee brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans
cappuccino, cappuccino coffee, coffee cappuccino - equal parts of espresso and hot milk topped with cinnamon and nutmeg and usually whipped cream
ice coffee, iced coffee - a strong sweetened coffee served over ice with cream
instant coffee - dehydrated coffee that can be made into a drink by adding hot water; "the advantages of instant coffee are speed of preparation and long shelf life"
mocha coffee, mocha - a superior dark coffee made from beans from Arabia
Turkish coffee - a drink made from pulverized coffee beans; usually sweetened
coffee bean, coffee berry, coffee - a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
cafe royale, coffee royal - black coffee with Cognac and lemon peel and sugar
caffein, caffeine - a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
3.Java - a platform-independent object-oriented programming language
object-oriented programing language, object-oriented programming language - (computer science) a programming language that enables the programmer to associate a set of procedures with each type of data structure; "C++ is an object-oriented programming language that is an extension of C"
Translations
JavaJáva
Jaava
Java
ジャワジャワ島

Java

1 [ˈdʒɑːvə] N (= island) → Java f

Java

2® [ˈdʒɑːvə] N (Comput) → Java ® m

Java

[ˈdʒɑːvə] n
(= country) → Java f
(COMPUTING)Java m

Java

nJava nt

Java

[ˈdʒɑːvə] nGiava
References in classic literature ?
These were the prime in order and in might; The rest were long to tell, though far renown'd, Th' IONIAN Gods, of JAVANS Issue held Gods, yet confest later then Heav'n and Earth Thir boasted Parents; TITAN Heav'ns first born With his enormous brood, and birthright seis'd By younger SATURN, he from mightier JOVE His own and RHEA'S Son like measure found; So JOVE usurping reign'd: these first in CREET And IDA known, thence on the Snowy top Of cold OLYMPUS rul'd the middle Air Thir highest Heav'n; or on the DELPHIAN Cliff, Or in DODONA, and through all the bounds Of DORIC Land; or who with SATURN old Fled over ADRIA to th' HESPERIAN Fields, And ore the CELTIC roam'd the utmost Isles.
With a fair, fresh wind, the Pequod was now drawing nigh to these straits; Ahab purposing to pass through them into the Javan sea, and thence, cruising northwards, over waters known to be frequented here and there by the Sperm whale, sweep inshore by the Philippine Islands, and gain the far coast of Japan, in time for the great whaling season there.
And that harpoon--so like a corkscrew now--was flung in Javan seas, and run away with by a whale, years afterward slain off the Cape of Blanco.