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 feel that I see John Lennon now as not a celebrity. I did then. I saw him as a cardboard cutout on an album cover.

-- Mark David Chapman (American Criminal)

On a day when Osama bin Laden again threatened the United States and our allies, it is disturbing to realize that John Kerry neither recognizes nor understands the murderous ideology of our enemies and the threat they pose to our nation.

-- Marc Racicot (American Politician)

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)

A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement.

-- Paul D. Boyer (American Scientist)

John Schlesinger had one of his friends designing it and he had never done a film before. Ten days before it started, they didn't have any costumes. I was rung up and joined up.

-- Julie Harris (American Actress)

I explained to the lady my love for John and his work, and she made it possible for me to purchase one of the 24 proofs, the one for 'I'm So Tired,' which I have on my piano at home.

-- Arthur Godfrey (American Entertainer)

I'd love to do a Western. A real Western like John Ford used to do. There's not too many of them made, so I don't know if I'll ever get to do that. They're awfully hard movies to make.

-- Dennis Farina (American Actor)

John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.

-- Ralph Nader (American Lawyer)

It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America.

-- Paul Begala (American Journalist)

My favorite actors when I was a kid were in their '60s. Spencer Tracy, Humphrey Bogart, John Wayne.

-- Joseph Bologna (American Actor)

Nothing I have done professionally will top the feeling I got when singing with John Farnham at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

-- Olivia Newton-John ( Musician)

Everybody who served in John Kerry's boat under his command, save one, has stood with him.

-- Mark Shields (American Journalist)

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)

It is essential for politicians to make a connection with us, as Franklin Roosevelt did, as Teddy Roosevelt did, as John F. Kennedy did, as Ronald Reagan did.

-- Peter Jennings (Canadian Journalist)

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)

The more film I watch, the more John Ford looks like a giant. His politics aren't so good, and you have to learn to accept John Wayne as an actor, but he's a poet in black and white.

-- Jonathan Lethem (American Writer)

In the annals of history, few men have left a more positive imprint on the world than Pope John Paul II.

-- Vito Fossella (American Politician)

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

-- A. J. Foyt (American Celebrity)

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

-- Ben E. King (American Musician)

She wanted us to feel we were above everyone in the town. She really did tell us that we were related to Chief Justice John Marshall, and that may have been true. I never did bother to find out.

-- Fay Wray (American Actress)

John McCain was victimized in the South Carolina primary.

-- Mark Shields (American Journalist)

A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths.

-- Greg Walden (American Politician)

During last night's debate, John Kerry and John Edwards were so friendly to each other some political experts think that they may end up running together. In fact Kerry and Edwards were so friendly, President Bush accused them of planning a gay marriage.

-- Conan O'Brien (American Entertainer)

I like John Kerry. I think he's intellectually curious and very thoughtful. I think he's deeply committed on issues like the environment. I think he's an internationalist, which I am.

-- Howard Dean (American Politician)

Lincoln's removal from New Salem to Springfield and his entrance into a law partnership with Major John T. Stuart begin a distinctively new period in his career.

-- John George Nicolay (American Writer)

I think it was in Moscow last year and I got changed for training the day before we played Moscow, but the fact is they actually wanted to do John's, me and John were next to each other and they did mine by mistake. John had done them I think. So yeah it is true.

-- Frank Lampard (English Athlete)

I was never looking back in regret. I never thought, Oh, why didn't I become an actress? or Why did I just go paddling along after John? I've always walked along right by his side, and he's always supported everything I do.

-- June Carter Cash (American Musician)

Because Olivia Newton-John wasn't from Nashville, they didn't like her winning our awards. I've got no complaints.

-- Loretta Lynn (American Musician)

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 ( -)

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)

Why do you judge me as a musician, John? All I'm interested in is making money.

-- Glenn Miller (American Musician)

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 listen to Billy Joel. He is fabulous. I saw him with Elton John when they toured together, it was so great.

-- Marlee Matlin (American Actress)

I don't know if we will ever try again because those sort of things are very hard to organise but yes, I've known Doon for years and John as well but I hadn't met Will before, and he turned out to be a good laugh.

-- Jo Brand (British Comedian)

I remember we woke up one morning at Denny's house and John Phillips called. He said, you guys okay? We said, yeah, what's wrong, what's going on? He said, well, everybody's dead over at Sharon's house at Terry Melcher's place.

-- Barry McGuire (American Musician)


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