• Japan Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To cover with a coat of hard, brilliant varnish, in the manner of the Japanese; to lacquer.
  2. (v. t.) To give a glossy black to, as shoes.
  3. (n.) Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the varnish or lacquer used in japanning.
  4. (a.) Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware.

• Japanned Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) Treated, or coated, with varnish in the Japanese manner.
  2. (imp. & p. p.) of Japan

• Japan current Definition & Synonyms

  1. () A branch of the equatorial current of the Pacific, washing the eastern coast of Formosa and thence flowing northeastward past Japan and merging into the easterly drift of the North Pacific; -- called also Kuro-Siwo, or Black Stream, in allusion to the deep blue of its water. It is similar in may ways to the Gulf Stream.