Definitions for japaneseˌdʒæp əˈniz, -ˈnis

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jap•a•neseˌdʒæp əˈniz, -ˈnis(n.; adj.)(pl.)-nese

  1. (n.)a native or inhabitant of Japan.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a member of a people constituting the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants of Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.

    Category: Peoples

  3. the language of this people, affiliated by some with the Altaic languages.

    Category: Peoples

    Ref: Abbr.: Japn, Japn.

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to Japan, the Japanese, or their language.

    Category: Peoples

Origin of Japanese:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Japanese, Nipponese(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of Japan

  2. Japanese(adj)

    the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese

  3. Japanese, Nipponese(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language

    "the Japanese Emperor"; "Japanese cars"


  1. Japanese(Noun)

    A person living in or coming from Japan, or of Japanese ancestry.

    A Japanese will typically have black hair, brown eyes, and pale skin.

  2. Japanese(Noun)

    Japanese food.

    Let's go out to eat. I'm in the mood for Japanese.

  3. Japanese(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, or derived from Japan, its language, or culture.

  4. Japanese(ProperNoun)

    The main language spoken in Japan.

    Iu2019ve been studying Japanese for three years, and I still canu2019t order pizza in Tokyo!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Japanese(adj)

    of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants

  2. Japanese

    a native or inhabitant of Japan; collectively, the people of Japan

  3. Japanese

    the language of the people of Japan

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'japanese' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1971

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'japanese' in Nouns Frequency: #2929

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'japanese' in Adjectives Frequency: #267

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