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 deal with first-hand sources. And give the people, even John Sununu, the opportunity to respond to what I've been told by first-hand sources.

-- Bob Woodward (American Journalist)

In choosing Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has chosen for the future.

-- Rudy Giuliani (American Politician)

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)

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)

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

-- Warren Zevon (American Musician)

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)

If one could have a wish, or an alternative life, I would've liked to have been John Lennon.

-- Gary Oldman (English Actor)

Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual - America sees two John Kerrys.

-- Dick Cheney (American Vice President)

John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State, and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me to place Cambodia under the protection of the South East Asia Treaty Organization.

-- Norodom Sihanouk (Cambodian Royalty)

I feel it is time that I also pay tribute to my four writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

-- Fulton J. Sheen (American Clergyman)

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)

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)

If Sir John A. MacDonald or any other leader of that day were here now, he would have a different program from that of sixty years ago. He sought to give his people policies suited to the time in which he lived.

-- John Bracken (Canadian Politician)

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)

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

-- Connie Mack (American Businessman)

George Bush says what John Kerry did was noble. Yet he sees him being savaged by his own supporters.

-- Mark Shields (American Journalist)

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

-- Joseph Bologna (American Actor)

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

-- Rich Lowry (American Editor)

Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.

-- Boris Pasternak (Russian Novelist)

John Wayne treated me fine, but that macho stuff turns me off. It's not real.

-- Tab Hunter (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)

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

-- Casper Van Dien (American Actor)

So finally I came up with a thing that felt really pure, and I'm Christian, so when I hear about death I have a lot of hope because I believe in Jesus and life after death, and John 3:16.

-- Victoria Jackson (American Comedian)

I went to Europe with Spencer Tracy. What a thrill, working with John Ford when I was a kid.

-- Robert Wagner (American Actor)

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)

John McCain has become the de facto running mate of George W. Bush.

-- Mark Shields (American Journalist)

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)

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)

You can't get much more liberal than John Kerry is. I mean, he's my candidate, but, I mean, come on.

-- Don Imus (American Celebrity)

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)

The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality, and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office - that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault.

-- Sarah Palin (American Politician)

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)

John and I had a few meetings about what direction the sequel should take. I made some real insane suggestions. True to what you'd expect, he ignored them all and just picked up Halloween II where the original left off.

-- Donald Pleasence (English Actor)

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)

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)


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