Definitions for: John


[n] a room equipped with toilet facilities
[n] the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament
[n] a prostitute's customer
[n] (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditional author of the 4th Gospel
[n] 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)



Webster (1913) Definition: John (j[o^]n), n. [See Johannes.]
A proper name of a man.

John-apple, a sort of apple ripe about St. John's Day. Same
as Apple-john.

John Bull, an ideal personification of the typical
characteristics of an Englishman, or of the English
people.

John Bullism, English character. --W. Irving.

John Doe (Law), the name formerly given to the fictitious
plaintiff in an action of ejectment. --Mozley & W.

John Doree, John Dory. [John (or F. jaune yellow) +
Doree, Dory.] (Zo["o]l.) An oval, compressed, European
food fish (Zeus faber). Its color is yellow and olive,
with golden, silvery, and blue reflections. It has a round
dark spot on each side. Called also dory, doree, and
St. Peter's fish.

Synonyms: bathroom, can, Gospel According to John, John Lackland, John the Divine, John the Evangelist, lav, lavatory, privy, Saint John, Saint John the Apostle, St John, St John the Apostle, toilet, whoremaster, whoremonger

See Also: Apostle, book, client, closet, comfort station, commode, convenience, crapper, customer, evangel, Evangelist, Gospel, Gospels, head, King of England, loo, New Testament, pot, potty, public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, restroom, room, stool, throne, toilet facility, W.C., wash room, washroom, water closet

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Famous Quotes Containing John:


I went to see John Mayall at the Marquee, with Peter Green on guitar, and that was a particularly good gig.

-- Alvin Lee (English Musician)

I've always been into guitars... we want to put keyboards on, but keyboard players don't look cool onstage, they just keep their heads down. There has never been a cool keyboard player, apart from Elton John.

-- Noel Gallagher (English Musician)

I've been stuck on John Eldredge lately. He's all about being a warrior outside of the church. I hate to think about this kind of stuff - I just like to do it.

-- John Tesh (American Musician)

If we have another 2,000 people killed, I want Nancy Pelosi and George Soros, John Conyers and Pat Leahy to go to the funeral and say, 'Your son was vaporized because we didn't want to dump some guy's head under water for 30 seconds.'

-- Peter King ( -)

John Travolta said he sometimes lets his friends take control of his airplane even though they don't know what they're doing. Then Travolta said he often does the same thing with his career.

-- Conan O'Brien (American Entertainer)

Then, in 2000, John Reid, Elton John's former manager, asked me to audition for the stage version of The Graduate he was producing. So I worked on it, got the part, and after three weeks' rehearsal I was on stage!

-- Jerry Hall (American Model)

If the evens of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.

-- Jon Stewart (American Entertainer)

I'm a British intern going in. I'm hoping that John will just kind of tackle it from who this person is and what she's about rather than trying to go in on her culture. We need to move a step forward than that.

-- Parminder Nagra (English Actress)

It's funny, like 15 years ago when I was a kid doing all the John Hughes movies, I remember Bruce Willis was the only guy who was transitioning from television into film.

-- Anthony Michael Hall (American Actor)

Pope John Paul II brought hope to all corners of the world, to people of all faiths and backgrounds, with his powerful belief in the human spirit.

-- Jerry Costello (American Politician)

Guys like John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg were also very good grass court players.

-- Richard Krajicek (Dutch Athlete)

John Kerry's biography was central to his campaign.

-- Mark Shields (American Journalist)

St. Luke again associates St. John with St. Peter in the Acts of the Apostles, when, after the Resurrection, that strange boldness had come upon the disciples.

-- Alfred Noyes (English Poet)

I'm John Lee Hooker in the sense that he was a blues man and he played blues his whole life. I'm a rock guy and I'm going to play rock music my whole life.

-- Sammy Hagar (American Musician)

I couldn't sing to save myself. Greg went to John after the audition and said, 'She's cute, but she can't sing very well' and he said, 'I know. We'll teach her. I just want her on the show'.

-- Dannii Minogue (Australian Musician)

I've met Nicole Kidman, Elton John, loads of people.

-- Allan Carr ( Director)

The grand jury, composed of 12 eminent New Orleans citizens, heard our evidence and indicted the defendant for participation in a conspiracy to assassinate John Kennedy.

-- Jim Garrison (American Public Servant)

I do like what Alicia Keys and John Legend are doing. With their music, you keep your clothes on.

-- Ben E. King (American Musician)

While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation, one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan.

-- John Linder (American Politician)

To keep the record straight, it wasn't always John and Yoko. We've all accused one another of various business things; we tend to be pretty paranoid by now, as you can imagine. There's a lot of money involved.

-- Paul McCartney (English Musician)

Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.

-- Boris Pasternak (Russian Novelist)

I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

-- Fulton J. Sheen (American Clergyman)

You can't get much more liberal than John Kerry is. I mean, he's my candidate, but, I mean, come on.

-- Don Imus (American Celebrity)

It's now up to the full Senate to move swiftly to confirm John Roberts so he can assume his duties and responsibilities as chief justice when the Supreme Court begins its new term in a matter of weeks. We call on the Senate to confirm John Roberts without delay.

-- Jay Alan Sekulow (American Lawyer)

I never really got on that well with Yoko anyway. Strangely enough, I only started to get to know her after John's death.

-- Paul McCartney (English Musician)

I like John Carpenter. I like some of his films more than others.

-- Guillermo del Toro (Mexican Director)

I had the honor and privilege of working with John Ritter.

-- Will Friedle (American Actor)

John Paul II made it clear that... liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary, but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable.

-- Claudio Hummes ( -)

I use Graf Edmonton for boots and John Wilson blades.

-- Oksana Baiul (American Athlete)

In politics there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers, and then there are those like John McCain who use their careers to promote change.

-- Sarah Palin (American Politician)

If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is President, people like Christopher Reeve will get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.

-- John Edwards (American Politician)

When I think of the definition of cool and when I look at people, John Travolta is really the definition of cool because, not only is he great in all his movies, but, as a person, he's just really cool.

-- Christina Milian (American Musician)

It's funny, I had dinner with my dear friend John Spencer last night and I'm not in the first episode, but he's at the beginning of it and he was telling me about it and I thought this sounds very hot because I think this is definitely the last year of West Wing.

-- Stockard Channing (American Actress)

There was absolutely no intention of splitting up. We had so many great ideas to use on the new album. John Paul Jones was incredible, coming to the studio each day with new instruments to play.

-- John Bonham (British Musician)

There has been only one manager, and his name is John McGraw.

-- Connie Mack (American Businessman)


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