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:


You know the actor John Garfield? In one movie he walked up to this train station, the ticket booth, and the guy says, 'Yes, where are you going?' And he says, 'I want a ticket to nowhere.' I thought: that's it. The freedom to do that. I want a ticket to nowhere.

-- Wayne Shorter (American Musician)

I never put my arms around John Gotti, Al Capone or Lucky Luciano.

-- Robert Stack (American Actor)

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

-- Ann Coulter (American Journalist)

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)

I think it's a great document of John Stevens' originality. At that time he was already much more fully formed in his conception than I was. I was sort of struggling to keep up, and sometimes it's pretty obvious.

-- Evan Parker (British Musician)

If the evens of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.

-- Jon Stewart (American Entertainer)

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

-- Bill Williams (American Celebrity)

I can't hear anything, John. Please, would you put on your headphones?

-- Connie Sellecca (American Actress)

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

-- Kurt Vonnegut (American Author)

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

-- Barbra Streisand (American Actress)

I had a lot of fun working with John Candy. We had a pretty good rapport.

-- Harold Ramis (American Actor)

I never thought I was doing the same thing as directors like John Carpenter, George Romero, and sometimes even Hitchcock, even though I've been sometimes compared to those other guys. We're after different game.

-- David Cronenberg (Canadian Director)

I was always such an incredible fan of John Woo, I just wanted to do this film with him.

-- Christian Slater (American Actor)

The way I see it, if you're going to make an action movie, you've got to make one with John Woo.

-- Christian Slater (American Actor)

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)

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)

This illness made it impossible for me to give my best effort to our audience, but now that it's been identified, I'm looking forward to a complete, quick recovery and to get back out there with John as soon as possible.

-- Daryl Hall (American Musician)

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)

My heroes were Dylan, John Lennon and Picasso, because they each moved their particular medium forward, and when they got to the point where they were comfortable, they always moved on.

-- John Hughes (American Director)

I think what we ought to be focusing on is that we are on path for the release of 75,000 pages of documents in connection with John Roberts' work in the White House, as in the counselor's office and as his time working as an assistant in the office of the attorney general.

-- Alberto Gonzales (American Public Servant)

John was the smartest and most amazing comedian I've ever worked with. I think more than teaching me about acting or comedy, he taught me about life and the love of people and respect of people.

-- Kaley Cuoco (American Actress)

Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth.

-- Jonathan Swift (Irish Writer)

Yesterday Senator John Kerry changed his mind and now supports the ban on gay marriages. I'm telling you this guy has more positions than Paris Hilton.

-- David Letterman (American Comedian)

It's now up to the full Senate to move swiftly to confirm John Roberts so he can assume his duties and responsibilities as chief justice when the Supreme Court begins its new term in a matter of weeks. We call on the Senate to confirm John Roberts without delay.

-- Jay Alan Sekulow (American Lawyer)

Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II.

-- Pope Benedict XVI (German Clergyman)

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)

Well, I don't know how they define that. But they have this Texas blues thing blown kinda out of proportion. I am a Long John Hunter blues, before and after, that's what I am.

-- John Hunter ( -)

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)

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)

I had the honor and privilege of working with John Ritter.

-- Will Friedle (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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Casper Van Dien (American Actor)


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