Definition of Nippon
1. Noun. A constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building.
Geographical relationships: Hara-kiri, Harakiri, Harikari, Seppuku, Sumo, Go, Go Game, Shogi, Acupressure, G-jo, Shiatsu, Jiujitsu, Jujitsu, Jujutsu, Ninjitsu, Ninjutsu, Karate, Origami, Chanoyu, Tea Ceremony, Futon, Kamikaze, Shoji, Shingon, Japanese, Ryukyuan, Miso, Wasabi, Sukiyaki, Sashimi, Sushi, Tempura, Rice Beer, Sake, Saki, Aum, Aum Shinrikyo, Supreme Truth, Chukaku-ha, Anti-imperialist International Brigade, Japanese Red Army, Jra, Yakuza, Diet, Prefecture, Kamikaze, Koto Player, Sumo Wrestler, Yakuza, Esaki, Leo Esaki, Ozawa, Seiji Ozawa
Terms within: Kammon Strait Bridge, Asahikawa, Capital Of Japan, Edo, Japanese Capital, Tokio, Tokyo, Yeddo, Yedo, Nagano, Nagoya, Omiya, Osaka, Yokohama, Naha City, Ryukyu Islands, Kyoto, Sapporo, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Toyohashi, Toyonaki, Toyota, Asama, Mount Asama, Volcano Islands, Iwo Jima, Fuji, Fuji-san, Fujinoyama, Fujiyama, Mount Fuji
Generic synonyms: Asian Country, Asian Nation
Group relationships: Asia
Member holonyms: Japanese, Nipponese
Definition of Nippon
1. Proper noun. Japan ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Nippon
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind by James Cowles Prichard (1844)
"SECTION V.—Of the Japanese or Inhabitants of Dai nippon. ... nippon is, among the present Japanese, the name of the whole cluster of islands which are ..."
2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"The Japanese call the whole empire Dai nippon, but had no separate name ... nippon extends from hit. 33; Hi!'to 41° 85' N., and is separated on the north ..."
3. To the East by Way of the West: Giving an Account of what the Author Saw in by Enoch Mather Marvin, Holland Nimmons McTyeire, Thomas Osmond Summers (1878)
"DAI nippon. _ N THURSDAY morning, Nov. 30, when we i 1 went out on deck, ... The native word here is nippon ; and this is the name, not simply of this one ..."
4. What Japan Thinks by Kiyoshi Karl Kawakami (1921)
"... nippon no Kensetsu, or the foundation of the True Japan. Dr. Uyesugi is Professor of Constitutional Law in the Imperial University of Tokyo. ..."