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:


John Waters has certainly gotten to a place in his life where he doesn't do anything he doesn't want to do. He's always been that way, but at this point, he's greatly respected for it.

-- Alicia Witt (American Actress)

John Danforth, I thought, was a great senator and did a great job with the United Nations. I think he's a good man. I would respectfully disagree with that.

-- Ken Mehlman (American Politician)

I think Democrats made a mistake running away from liberalism. Liberalism, uh, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John and Robert Kennedy - that's what the Democratic party ought to reach for.

-- Theodore C. Sorensen (American Lawyer)

John Barry was the first film composer I was aware of. As a teenager I owned several of his Bond soundtracks.

-- Carter Burwell (American Composer)

I asked him a number of questions and I got some very interesting answers. Ken's heroes, according to Christopher, would be people like John Wayne, of course.

-- Stacy Keach (American Actor)

I'm not a really good classical guitarist by any means, but what I learned from this is a way of working very slowly on solo pieces and I enjoyed working on these pieces of John's. They were not written for solo guitar but a lot of them were easy to adapt.

-- Marc Ribot (American Musician)

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)

I really didn't mean to hurt anybody. I liked John Lennon.

-- Mark David Chapman (American Criminal)

The thinking of John Cage derived from Duchamp and Dada. I was not interested in that.

-- Sol LeWitt (American Artist)

If you could say of any one individual that the court as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual, surely it would be John Marshall.

-- William Rehnquist (American Judge)

The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me. He was one of my all-time favorite leading men.

-- Maureen O'Hara (Irish Actress)

All the Disney lead male characters always have this kind of John Davidson kind of look to them. They all look like the same guy, and all the females look like the same, and I think the guys are just way too big.

-- Mike Judge (American Producer)

What I love about being a member of KISS is that we're the 'John Glenns' of rock - we always have to be the first in anything we do, and I love that.

-- Peter Criss (American Musician)

My name was originally John Collins, but I just didn't think it had the flair I needed. I found out the poet laureate of Poland was named Krasinski and so it seemed like a shoe-in for show business.

-- John Krasinski (American Actor)

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

-- Yoko Ono (American Artist)

The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against.

-- Suzanne Fields ( -)

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)

John Kerry couldn't even order a Philly cheesesteak properly.

-- Rich Lowry (American Editor)

As for action movies, I did Tarzan, and I'm also about to shoot Meltdown, which John Carpenter wrote.

-- Casper Van Dien (American Actor)

The exact time of death, I think, is not something that matters so much at this moment for we will be reliving John Paul's life for many days and weeks and even years and decades and centuries to come.

-- Shepard Smith (American Journalist)

When Stevie and I joined the band, we were in the midst of breaking up, as were John and Christine. By the time Rumours was being recorded, things got worse in terms of psychology and drug use. It was a large exercise in denial - in order for me to get work done.

-- Lindsey Buckingham (American Musician)

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

-- Ralph Nader (American Lawyer)

I don't know whether John Roberts has a twin, perhaps a sister or, uh, someone with a Hispanic last name.

-- John Cornyn (American Politician)

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 was like Gene Kelly, it was called singing in the rain. No seriously, I wasn't really born with a singing voice, but my friends Joe and John taught me how to sing.

-- Chris Burke (American Actor)

If you want to study writing, read Dickens. That's how to study writing, or Faulkner, or D.H. Lawrence, or John Keats. They can teach you everything you need to know about writing.

-- Shelby Foote (American Author)

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

-- Ralph Neas ( -)

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)

I worked with John, but I had enough sense to walk just a little ways behind him. I could have made more records, but I wanted to have a marriage.

-- June Carter Cash (American Musician)

The Conservatives over the years have done a great deal, from Sir John A, to Diefenbaker, and others.

-- Brian Mulroney (Canadian Statesman)

I'd do pretty much anything to get back on stage. I'd like to develop a new musical. I nearly had a heart attack when I heard that they're developing John Waters' Cry-Baby because that is so amazing and super and wonderful and I wish that I could be involved. But it's not the right time and I understand that. But I hear things like that and I get that little tingle in my stomach.

-- Kristen Bell (American Actress)

Olivia Newton-John was our first choice to play Sandy, but she was nervous about acting, whether she would feel comfortable with us and could pull it off at all.

-- Randal Kleiser (American Director)

If John Kerry had a dollar for every time he bragged about serving in Vietnam - oh wait, he does.

-- Ann Coulter (American Journalist)

The White House used to belong to the American people. At least that's what I learned from history books and from covering every president starting with John F. Kennedy.

-- Helen Thomas (American Journalist)

I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards.

-- Galen Rowell (American Photographer)


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