The second president of the United States was named John.
- An example of a john is what we sit on to use the bathroom.
- An example of a john is a man who pays for sex.
- An example of a John is John Adams, the second president of the U.S.
- 1756-1843; U.S. painter
- 1710-85; Am. Revolutionary patriot: father of John
- 1790-1862; 10th president of the U.S. (1841-45)
- died 1381; Eng. rebel: leader of the Peasants' Revoltalso Walter Tyler
- 1823-1900; U.S. statesman: brother of William
- 1721-93; Am. statesman: signer of the Declaration of Independence
- 1820-91; Union general in the Civil War
- (It. name Giovanni Caboto) 1450?-98?; It. explorer in the service of England: discovered coast of North America (1497)
- 1476?-1557?; Eng. cartographer & explorer: son of John
- (born Jean Caulvin, Cauvin, or Chauvin) 1509-64; Fr. Protestant reformer
- 1911-97; U.S. chemist & educator
- 1588-1649; Eng. colonist in America: 1st governor of Massachusetts Bay colony
- 1606-76; governor of Connecticut colony (1657; 1659-76): son of John
- a toilet
- any man, esp. one who is an easy mark
- a customer of a prostitute
- a masculine name: dim. Jack, Johnnie, Johnny; equiv. Fr. Jean, Ger. Hans, Johann, Johannes, Ir. Sean, Shane, Shawn, It. Giovanni, Pol. Jan, Russ. Ivan, Scot. Iain, Ian, Jock, Sp. Juan, Welsh Evan; fem. Jane, Jean, Jeanne, Joan, Joanna, Joanne, Johanna
- one of the twelve Apostles and one of the four Evangelists, to whom are ascribed the fourth Gospel, the three Letters of John, and the Book of Revelation: his day is Dec. 27also Saint John the Divine
- the fourth book of the New Testament: abbrev. Jn
- any of the three Letters of John
- John the Baptist
- one of the twelve Apostles and one of the four Evangelists, to whom are ascribed the fourth Gospel, the three Letters of John, and the Book of Revelation: his day is Dec. 27
Origin of JohnMiddle English Jon ; from Old French Johan, Jehan, Jan ; from Medieval Latin Johannes ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin Joannes ; from Ecclesiastical Greek I?ann?s ; from Classical Hebrew (language) y?h?n?n, contr. ; from yeh?h?n?n, literally , Yahweh is gracious
- (called John Lackland) 1167?-1216; king of England (1199-1216): forced by his barons to sign the Magna Carta: son of Henry II
- (born John Sobieski) 1624-96; king of Poland (1674-96)
- (born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) 1881-1963; pope (1958-63)
- 1879-1961; Eng. painter
- 1737-93; Am. statesman: president of the Continental Congress (1775-77) & 1st signer of the Declaration of Independence
- 1824-86; Union general in the Civil War
- 1699-1777; Am. botanist
- 1739-1823; Am. naturalist: son of John
- 1615-62; Eng. theologian: founder of Eng. Unitarianism
- 1786-1844; U.S. financier
- 1628-88; Eng. writer & preacher: wrote Pilgrim's Progress
- A toilet.
- A man who is a prostitute's customer.
Origin of johnFrom the name John.
Known as John Lackland. 1167?–1216.
Origin of JohnMiddle English, from Old French Jehan, from Late Latin Ioannes, Iohannes, from Greek Iōannēs, from Hebrew yô&hlowdot;ānān, Yahweh has been gracious : yô, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots + &hlowdot;ānan, he has been gracious; see &hlowdot;nn in Semitic roots.
, Saint. Known as “the Evangelist” or “the Divine.” fl. first century AD.
- A male given name very popular since the Middle Ages.
- (biblical) Two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and John the Apostle, identified with John the Evangelist.
- (biblical) The Gospel of St. John, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the fourth of the four gospels.
- (biblical) One of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John).
- A patronymic surname.
- (informal) Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below).
- (informal) A name used to address a man whose actual name is not known: John Doe.
From Latin Iōhannēs (variant of Iōannēs), from New Testament Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs), from Classical Hebrew יוֹחָנָן (Yōḥānān), perhaps contracted from a former יְהוֹחָנָן (Yəhōḥānān, “God is gracious”).