Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Java: Java jdk
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.
(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
(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)
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.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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
|2.||java - 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
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
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"
Turkish coffee - a drink made from pulverized coffee beans; usually sweetened
|3.||Java - a platform-independent object-oriented programming language|