John

Definitions

  • Uncle John takes Nellie and Rose to see the well
    Uncle John takes Nellie and Rose to see the well
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n john a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    • n John the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament
    • n john a prostitute's customer
    • n John (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    • n John youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sir John Colborne Sir John Colborne
Sir John A. Macdonald Sir John A. Macdonald
John Guiton's Oath——254 John Guiton's Oath——254
JOHN CONNELL JOHN CONNELL
John the Fearless——51 John the Fearless——51
JOHN THOMAS BASKERVILLE JOHN THOMAS BASKERVILLE
John Donne John Donne
John William Draper John William Draper

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: American President John Tyler had 15 children
    • n John jŏn A proper name of a man.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: John Tyler was the first president to be married in office on June 26, 1844.
    • n john A common name for a man or boy, often used, like Jack,- its synonym, to designate a man or a boy in general or indefinitely, especially an awkward fellow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: John Wayne’s real name was Marion Michael Morrison.
    • John a travelling hawker who pretends to give great bargains
    • n John jon a proper name, one of whose diminutives, John′ny, is sometimes used in slang for a simpleton or a fellow generally
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Quotations

  • John Braford
    John Braford
    “There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent. [Jesus -- John 17:3]”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “What little Jack does not learn, big John will never.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “I have no greater joy then to hear that my children walk in truth. [John 4]”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. [John 8:32]”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “We know that we have passed from death into life, because we love... [1 John 3:14]”

Idioms

Dear John letter - A letter written by a partner explaining why they are ending the relationship is a Dear John letter.
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John Doe - John Doe is a name given to an unidentified male who may be party to legal proceedings, or to an unidentified person in hospital, or dead. Jane Doe is the female equivalent.
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John Hancock - (USA) John Hancock means a signature- his signature on the engrossed copy of the Declaration of Independence is very prominent.
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John Q Public - (USA) John Q Public is the typical, average person.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Johannes

Usage

In literature:

After Mr. John Suter's death, his son John Suter, Jr., took over the tavern and ran it until he moved to the Union Tavern.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Mary, born circa 1525, married John Wollacombe of Combe, county Devon (issue, John, Thomas, and Honor).
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
John was to obey the Pope, and all John's subjects were to obey John.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
John was the nearest, but there were so few things John understood.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
John Sheddan weaver John Barclay do.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
It shall be done, Miss Johns, instantum.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
In 1844, accompanied by my father, I attended the wedding of Estelle Livingston, daughter of John Swift Livingston, to John Watts de Peyster.
"As I Remember" by Marian Gouverneur
That was John's voice.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
John Snyder, John Datro, J.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
A moment later the door of Mrs. Clavering's oak parlor was flung open, and Sir John Wallis entered the room.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

So we read the prayer of him
Who, with John of Labadie,
Trod, of old, the oozy rim
Of the Zuyder Zee.
"Andrew Rykman’s Prayer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
DON JOHN.
Speak on, speak on!
Though you should rail, your voice would still outsing
Rebeck and mandoline.
"The Spagnoletto. Act II" by Emma Lazarus
And not for signs in heaven above
Or earth below they look,
Who know with John His smile of love,
With Peter His rebuke.
"Our Master" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then Robyn goes to Notyngham,
Hymselfe mornynge allone,
And Litulle Johne to mery Scherewode,
The pathes he knowe alkone.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
Yet still her lips were limp and wan,
Her face still held aside,
As if she had known not only John,
But known of what he died.
"The Workbox" by Thomas Hardy
Whan thay to thar master cam,
Leytell John wold not spar;
"Master, how haffe yow far yn Notynggam?
How haffe yow solde yowr war?"
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang

In news:

As a youngster, John Spon Jr remembers sitting in a Jefferson County courtroom as his father, the venerable former Jefferson County probate and juvenile court judge John Spon Sr.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La — The St John the Baptist Parish Public Schools will remain closed through next Friday, Sept 7, because of damages and safety concerns caused by high winds and flooding waters from Hurricane Isaac.
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani called John Kerry and John Edwards' voting records liberal.
In the foyer of the John Brown Museum hangs a large-lettered quote from Stephen Vincent Ben ét : "You can weigh John Brown's body well enough/But how and in what balance weigh John Brown".
Portus Services LLC has acquired St Johns Shipping, a private stevedore and terminal operator in Port Everglades, Fla. Chris May, vice president of Portus, will oversee St Johns' integration into Portus.
John King, chief national correspondent and host of John King USA.
Consulting chef John Doherty, John Doherty Enterprises, New York.
John O'Connell of rural Dexter collects and referbishes old John Deer tractors.
Surprise starters on Auburn's offensive line impress John Sullen Senior guard John Sullen , who will serve as the Tigers' backup center on Saturday, has confidence in Tunde Fariyike and Avery Young Watch video.
Paul Shirley, John Pierson, Jack Heckenberg and John Textor.
John Banks and John Key at a cafe in Newmarket.
State Sen John Thrasher , R-St. Augustine, is the local king in the race for campaign money, followed by two local candidates with ties to Hutson Companies of Jacksonville, the developer of the SilverLeaf development in St Johns County.
Thom Shanker contributed reporting from Washington for this article, John F Burns from Baghdad and John Kifner from Falluja Published: April 28, 2004.
Peter Chen / The Post-Standard John Casaletta, 16, of Syracuse, holds a picture of himself and his stepfather, Edward Crane, taken in 2000, when John was 4.
John and Deb Bruinsma of Dr John's Candies.
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In science:

Neuheisel, The asymptotic distribution of nodal sets on spheres, Ph.D. thesis, Johns Hopkins University, 2000. S.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Billingsley, Convergence of Probability Measures, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1968.
Determinantal random point fields
We thank Zeev Rudnick and John Keating for useful discussions.
Characteristic polynomials of random matrices at edge singularities
Ariola, Matthias Felleisen, John Maraist, Martin Odersky, and Philip Wadler. A call-by-need lambda calculus.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
Bohren, C.F., Huffman, D.R., 1983, ”Absorption and scattering of light by small particles”, John Wiley, New York.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
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