John Definition

jŏn
noun
A toilet.
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Any man, esp. one who is an easy mark.
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A customer of a prostitute.
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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.
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The fourth book of the New Testament.
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pronoun
(informal) A name used to address a man whose actual name is not known: John Doe.
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(biblical) Two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and John the Apostle, identified with John the Evangelist.
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(biblical) One of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John).

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A male given name very popular since the Middle Ages.
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A patronymic surname​.

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proper name
(called John Lackland) 1167?-1216; king of England (1199-1216): forced by his barons to sign the Magna Carta: son of Henry II.
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(born John Sobieski) 1624-96; king of Poland (1674-96)
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(born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) 1881-1963; pope (1958-63)
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1879-1961; Eng. painter.
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other
King of England (1199–1216). The youngest son of Henry II, he schemed against his father and his brother Richard I. During his reign, the English lost most of their possessions in France. The nobility rose against John and forced him to sign the Magna Carta (1215).
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Other Word Forms of John

Noun

Singular:
john
Plural:
Johns

Origin of John

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the name John

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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