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:


At religious instruction classes, I encountered The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan, and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.

-- Lionel Blue (British Clergyman)

John wrote with a very deep love for the human race and a concern for its future.

-- Yoko Ono (American Artist)

As a kid I used to pretend I was John Denver, of all people, and play the guitar and sing Take Me Home, Country Roads.

-- Skeet Ulrich (American Actor)

I believed in realism, as summarized by John McCarthy's comment to the effect that if we worked really hard, we'd have an intelligent system in from four to four hundred years.

-- Marvin Minsky (American Scientist)

I guess John Wayne would be one. I just respected the way he acted.

-- A. J. Foyt (American Celebrity)

I recently did a piece for the Boston Pops and John Williams, and I hope that it's as well a composed piece as I've ever done for any other medium or occasion.

-- Peter Maxwell Davies (English Composer)

Mitt Romney is a true Mormon. John Edwards and Bill Clinton are not real Mormons. It was not 'Brigham Young' they were chanting. It was 'Bring 'em young.'

-- Evan Sayet (American Comedian)

See, heroes never die. John Wayne isn't dead, Elvis isn't dead. Otherwise you don't have a hero. You can't kill a hero. That's why I never let him get older.

-- Mickey Spillane (American Author)

John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.

-- Ben Kingsley (English Actor)

We live in a country where John Lennon takes eight bullets, Yoko Ono is walking right beside him and not one hits her. Explain that to me!

-- Denis Leary (American Actor)

Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though!

-- Geezer Butler (English Musician)

At the moment, I'm enjoying John Grisham quite a bit.

-- Danielle Steel (American Novelist)

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)

A strong economy depends on a strong middle class, but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole, and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole with George Bush's shovel.

-- Rahm Emanuel (American Politician)

I'd work for John Waters again, because he's so off the wall.

-- Tab Hunter (American Actor)

John is a cottage industry in Baltimore and the city opens its doors for him whenever he is making a new film.

-- Mink Stole (American Actress)

Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century.

-- Ralph Neas ( -)

But John Landis wrote a good relationship which is really what the film's about. A very straightforward young woman who's very sure of herself and she meets a young man who needs some taking care of.

-- Jenny Agutter (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)

I had been in so many towns and cities in America with John Kennedy, but I was not with him in Dallas, Texas, on November 21, 1963.

-- Pierre Salinger (American Public Servant)

I worked for John Ford, Howard Hawks, Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh - I worked for some real good directors.

-- Richard Farnsworth (American Actor)

John Wayne was one of the greatest ambassadors for the United States that ever lived.

-- Maureen O'Hara (Irish Actress)

I use Graf Edmonton for boots and John Wilson blades.

-- Oksana Baiul (American Athlete)

Fortunately, John Houseman is a marvelous writer and he sat in on so many story conferences. He worked with Welles, you know, and he's a marvelous man.

-- Vincente Minnelli (American Director)

John Barry was my hero when I was about 13. His scores to the James Bond movies were the scores of my life back then.

-- Carter Burwell (American Composer)

He's just like my father that way-my father just adored my mother and let her do whatever she wanted. John's like that. He's a very rare man, a very good man, and I've had a good life with him. I'm proud to be walking in the wake of Johnny's fame.

-- June Carter Cash (American Musician)

I had a lot of fun working with John Candy. We had a pretty good rapport.

-- Harold Ramis (American Actor)

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Clinton cost John Kerry more votes than he gained for him whenever they appeared together. Imagine being part of a crowd enraptured by the presence of Bill Clinton, and then having to listen to a speech by John Kerry!

-- Pat Sajak (American Entertainer)

One of the great things that you should never do that I learned from John Malkovich is to never judge your characters.

-- Jeremy Piven (American Actor)

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

-- Allan Carr ( Director)

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

-- Guillermo del Toro (Mexican Director)

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)

John Kerry's service did not end in Vietnam. It began there.

-- Max Cleland (American Politician)

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

-- Connie Mack (American Businessman)

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)


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