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:


Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John.

-- Kurt Vonnegut (American Author)

John Cleese was with a group called Cambridge Circus, who had come to New York, and we became friends. Years later that produced a certain team effort.

-- Terry Gilliam (American Director)

John Lennon was very irreverent and very intelligent.

-- Brenda Lee (American Musician)

My first album is like a terrible John Hammond album, with drums.

-- Warren Zevon (American Musician)

But even with no money you could still go to places like the Scotch Club and, you know, John Lennon might be sitting right over there, but I was certainly not a part of any of that circle. I was truly peripheral.

-- Donald Sutherland (Canadian Actor)

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've always thought John Travolta is one of the greatest movie stars Hollywood has ever produced.

-- Quentin Tarantino (American Director)

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)

I find George Bush and Dick Cheney frightening, Donald Rumsfeld and John Ashcroft frightening.

-- Barbra Streisand (American Actress)

Pope John Paul, a man of peace and compassion, was one of the most revered leaders of our time.

-- Bill Williams (American Celebrity)

The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy - a philosophy that represents mainstream America.

-- Jay Alan Sekulow (American Lawyer)

The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere.

-- Jim Hightower (American Activist)

I wore a lot of vintage clothing. I dressed like a reporter, with a little card in my hat. I had these fantasies of who I wanted to be, so I'd dress like an explorer, a cowboy. I dressed up like Elton John a lot too. That was another period.

-- Illeana Douglas (American Actress)

I was born at St. John's, where they lived for a short time.

-- Maria Monk (Canadian Celebrity)

How many gangsters you know, from Al Capone up to John Gotti, been gay?

-- Method Man (American Musician)

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)

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

-- Glenn Miller (American Musician)

For a season, a gifted speaker can inspire with his words, but for a lifetime John McCain has inspired with his deeds.

-- Sarah Palin (American Politician)

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)

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)

Years on, Christine and John still have a deep love for each other, as do Stevie and I - we've been working together since I was 17.

-- Lindsey Buckingham (American Musician)

Now nobody get nervous, you ain't got nothing to fear. You're being robbed by the John Dillinger Gang, that's the best there is!

-- John Dillinger (American Criminal)

I've always loved the blues, John Lee Hooker, Janis Joplin, Hendrix.

-- Eddie Money ( Musician)

John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus, was preaching the impending judgement of God, urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in the Jordan River those who responded.

-- Kenneth Scott Latourette (American Historian)

I saw some war heroes... John Kerry is not a war hero. He couldn't tie the shoes of some of the people in Coastal Division 11.

-- John O'Neill ( Athlete)

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)

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)

John Carpenter created the idea of Halloween, so his vision remains the most focused and intelligently directed of the series. The directors that have followed have kept the original intent of the concept.

-- Donald Pleasence (English Actor)

With every song that I write, I compare it to the Beatles. The thing is, they only got there before me. If I'd been born at the same time as John Lennon, I'd have been up there.

-- Noel Gallagher (English Musician)

That's the main reason I gave up my career after John was born and I was pregnant with Andrew. I could not handle going away day after day. The thought of going away before they got up and coming back after they were in bed was intolerable.

-- Louise Fletcher (American Actress)

Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.'

-- Paul McCartney (English Musician)

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)

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)

I met John Lennon and he was with his wife in Tokyo. I met him there.

-- Bryan Ferry (English Musician)

My position is not that John Kerry is either Jesus Christ or the prophet Mohammad. My position is that John Kerry is the possibility of restarting politics.

-- Todd Gitlin (American Sociologist)


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