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

-- Danielle Steel (American Novelist)

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)

John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence. It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It's been playing there for 25 years.

-- Eli Wallach (American Actor)

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)

The 60s passed and faded and I grew older, and in 1987 bought a house in upstate New York, and it turned out that John Brown was buried down the road from my house and that he had lived there longer than anywhere else and his house was still standing.

-- Russell Banks (American Author)

John Wayne was a consummate gentleman. Bigger than life.

-- Jennifer O'Neill (American Actress)

Somebody is going to have to do fancy footwork to make sure Elizabeth and John Edwards get their prime-time shot .

-- Jeff Greenfield (American Journalist)

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 feel that if I said anything about John, I would have to sit here for five days and say it all. Or I don't want to say anything.

-- Paul McCartney (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)

Cubism is still the most important art movement for the same reason that John D. is still the most important Rockefeller.

-- Brad Holland ( -)

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)

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)

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)

You get a letter from her agency embracing you into the family that says, 'It is our goal now to help you achieve your dream of being a songwriter, in John's memory.'

-- Arthur Godfrey (American Entertainer)

John's time and effort were, in the main, spent on pretty honorable stuff. As for the other side, well, nobody's perfect, nobody's Jesus. And look what they did to him.

-- Paul McCartney (English Musician)

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

-- Richard Krajicek (Dutch Athlete)

I would never say John Kerry would be a great president. I will say that George Bush has divided us; he has filled this country with hatred.

-- John Mellencamp (American Musician)

My mother was a Northern woman, daughter of Hon. John Sergeant, a distinguished lawyer, and for many years representative in Congress from Philadelphia.

-- John Sergeant Wise (American Author)

It was there that, through a mutual friend, I met John Waters - proving what I've always said: you meet the best people on field trips.

-- Mink Stole (American Actress)

I like the Beatles. They're at the core of my musicality. And John Lennon's my spiritual father.

-- Esai Morales (American Actor)

Actually John, Paul Rutherford, and Trevor Watts, and several other rather well known English jazz musicians had got their training by joining the Air Force, which was a pretty standard way for people to get some kind of musical education in those days.

-- Evan Parker (British Musician)

The learned are not agreed as to the time when the Gospel of John was written; some dating it as early as the year 68, others as late as the year 98; but it is generally conceded to have been written after all the others.

-- Simon Greenleaf (American Judge)

John F. Kennedy was the victim of the hate that was a part of our country. It is a disease that occupies the minds of the few but brings danger to the many.

-- Lyndon B. Johnson (American President)

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)

Canada has given us John Candy and Martin Short and Bill Shatner and Lord knows how many other wonderful performers.

-- Jamie Farr (American Actor)

I think Ray Guy and John Madden for sure should be in the Hall of Fame and Cliff Branch should be as well.

-- Jim Otto (American Athlete)

I can't say I'm happy to be talking about John Ritter and his passing. In my 21 years of Entertainment Tonight, this really was one of the most shocking and sad things to have happened.

-- Mary Hart (American Entertainer)

I was close to John simply because I liked him as a person. He liked me as a person. We spent a lot of times at one another's houses back in Liverpool. We spent a lot of time together in Germany.

-- Pete Best (Indian Musician)

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 did a twenty foot print and John Cage is involved in that because he was the only person I knew in New York who had a car and who would be willing to do this.

-- Robert Rauschenberg (American Artist)

The John Ford pictures I made are highly regarded, but at the time they didn't seem like that.

-- Gloria Stuart (American Actress)

My first speaking part was to read for John Forsythe for Bachelor Father. I was the lead, opposite him.

-- Linda Evans (American Actress)

John Henry Newman was as English as roast beef, even if he lacked a passion for cricket.

-- Clifford Longley ( -)

We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it.

-- Rick Wright (British Musician)


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