Batavia



a city in NW New York.
a town in NE Illinois.
former name of Jakarta.
Contemporary Examples

According to one local Houston news report, the Batavia, New York native had been living in some sort of boarding house.
Far-Right Texas Terrorist Planned Murder And Robbery Spree in the Name of ‘Liberty’ Caitlin Dickson March 31, 2014

Historical Examples

A trial shipment of the coffee grown near Batavia was received at Amsterdam in 1706, also a plant for the botanical gardens.
All About Coffee William H. Ukers

We got our cargo off in boats, and sailed for Batavia, to clear; all within a few weeks.
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper

Early next morning I put myself into a railway car, and in due time reached Batavia.
Lands of the Slave and the Free Henry A. Murray

We now hove clear of the bank, restowed the cargo, and made sail for Batavia.
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper

The Dutch also sent a ship there from Batavia in the year 1712; but the natives refused to have any dealings with them.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX. Robert Kerr

The ship had arrived at Batavia, and the captain and mate came to see what was to be done with me.
Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper

He once agreed, and we commenced our preparations without delay—in Batavia.
The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont Louis de Rougemont

The great Rajah in Batavia is strong, but he may be deceived.
An Outcast of the Islands Joseph Conrad

I therefore immediately made every inquiry in my power, and found a Dutch brig sailing direct for Batavia.
Mark Seaworth William H.G. Kingston

noun
a variety of lettuce with smooth pale green leaves Also called Batavian endive, Batavian lettuce
noun
an ancient district of the Netherlands, on an island at the mouth of the Rhine
an archaic or literary name for Holland1
a former name for Jakarta

former name of Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, when it was the Dutch East Indies, a colony of the Netherlands; from Batavia, an ancient name for a region of Holland, from Latin Batavi, a people who dwelt between the Rhine and the Waal on the island of Betawe.

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