verb (used with object), ja·panned, ja·pan·ning.
Origin of japan
Related Words for japanglaze, varnish, lacquer, stain, coating, gild, finish, gloss, polish, veneer, topcoat, enamel, wash, coat, cover, surface, luster, paint, decorate, wax
Examples from the Web for japan
Contemporary Examples of japan
In Japan, one woman said she liked the experience of marrying herself as an exercise in pampering.
It happened on Glee and in Sex and The City, and now in Japan women can marry themselves.
When the U.S. went to war with Japan, American movies disappeared.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
December 30, 2014
What started as a confectionary is now the oldest know restaurant in Japan.Inside The World’s 10 Oldest Restaurants
December 20, 2014
Further, unlike leagues in Japan, South Korea or Mexico, there are no foreign players.Is Major League Baseball Ready For Cuba’s Players?
December 19, 2014
Historical Examples of japan
The daily proceedings of Congress at Washington are discussed in Japan.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
She is going straight to the coast where they catch steamer for Japan.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
We must now consider the traces left by mother-descent in Japan and China.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
Japan may be said to be already thoroughly familiar with the European system.The Railroad Question
Baron Kato's speech was delivered after Japan had declared war.
verb -pans, -panning or -panned
1570s, via Portuguese Japao, Dutch Japan, acquired in Malacca from Malay Japang, from Chinese jih pun "sunrise" (equivalent of Japanese Nippon), from jih "sun" + pun "origin." Earliest form in Europe was Marco Polo's Chipangu. Cultural contact led to japaning "coat with lacquer or varnish" (1680s), japonaiserie (1896, from French), etc.
Island nation in the northwest Pacific Ocean off the coast of east Asia, separated by the Sea of Japan from Russian Siberia, China, and Korea. The Japanese archipelago includes four major islands (Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku) as well as many smaller islands. Its capital and largest city is Tokyo.