- the main island of Indonesia. 51,032 sq. mi. (132,173 sq. km).
- (usually lowercase) Slang. coffee: a cup of java.
Origin of Java
Examples from the Web for java
The wreckage lies no more than around 100 feet down in the Java Sea.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
January 4, 2015
Search teams find dozens of people and jet debris floating in the Java Sea, as the airline confirms the wreckage is from QZ8501.Wreckage, Bodies of AirAsia Crash Found
December 30, 2014
AA, pronounced “ah-aah,” is cindery lava, the word's from Hawaii but you may find some in Java.National Scrabble Day: A Poem So You’ll Know All 101 Two-Letter Words
April 13, 2013
The volcano, named Tambora and located on the island of Java in what is now Indonesia, exploded on April 5, 1816.The Year Without Summer and Climate Change Today
March 2, 2013
From mochaccino to Mary Jane, from jitter juice to joint, from java to ganja, say bye-bye barista, hello pot-ista.Criminalize Coffee, Not Cannabis
December 16, 2010
Of the Asiatic islands Java has the largest and oldest railroad system.The Railroad Question
It is the same with the puzes of Java, the girls in the Japanese tea-houses, etc.The Sexual Question
I was steering for Java—another blessed name—like Bankok, you know.Youth
In August the Java was launched at Baltimore before 20,000 spectators.
There would be the Java coast within two or three miles, off Angier Point.The Secret Sharer
- 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
- trademark a programming language especially applicable to the Internet
Word Origin and History for java
1850, originally a kind of coffee grown on Java and nearby islands of modern Indonesia. By early 20c., coffee generally. The island name is shortened from Sanskrit Yavadvipa "Island of Barley," from yava "barley" + dvipa "island."