/ (bəˈteɪvɪən) /
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of or relating to Batavia (a former name for Holland or Jakarta) or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Batavia
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Words nearby Batavian
Batan Islands, batard, bat around, batata, Batavia, Batavian, bat boy, batch, Bat Chayil, batch plant, batch processing
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How to use Batavian in a sentence
As he strode down the narrow path he brushed past the Batavian merchant, who was on his way to the Commissary's office.Foster's Letter Of Marque|Louis Becke
Claudia was standing in the colonnade, and her heart beat high as the Batavian softly went up to her.
The beast shied on one side and reared; then it rushed on with increased swiftness after Magus and the Batavian.
When the Batavian had reassured him on this point, he fell back on his pillows with a few words of gratitude.
Mr. Ormsby the midshipman arrived a living picture of the ravages made in a good constitution by a Batavian fever.