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Batavia

[buh-tey-vee-uh]
noun
  1. a city in NW New York.
  2. a town in NE Illinois.
  3. former name of Jakarta.
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Historical Examples of batavia

  • We got our cargo off in boats, and sailed for Batavia, to clear; all within a few weeks.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • We now hove clear of the bank, restowed the cargo, and made sail for Batavia.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Batavia was not a place for an American constitution, and I was glad to be off.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • We sailed immediately, but not soon enough to escape the Batavia fever.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The ship had arrived at Batavia, and the captain and mate came to see what was to be done with me.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper


British Dictionary definitions for batavia

batavia

noun
  1. a variety of lettuce with smooth pale green leavesAlso called: Batavian endive, Batavian lettuce
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Batavia

noun
  1. an ancient district of the Netherlands, on an island at the mouth of the Rhine
  2. an archaic or literary name for Holland 1
  3. a former name for Jakarta
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Word Origin and History for batavia

Batavia

former name of Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, when it was the Dutch East Indies, a colony of the Netherlands; from Batavia, an ancient name for a region of Holland, from Latin Batavi, a people who dwelt between the Rhine and the Waal on the island of Betawe.

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