The Java language description on SO is, well, pretty lackluster. Especially when compared to C, C++, and C#. It's time to update it to something more proper.
I happen to like this one pulled from wikipedia:
Java is a general-purpose, concurrent, class-based, object-oriented computer programming language that is specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible. It is intended to let application developers "write once, run anywhere" (WORA), meaning that code that runs on one platform does not need to be recompiled to run on another. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode (class file) that can run on any Java virtual machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture.