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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

johndʒɒn(n.)

  1. Informal. a toilet or bathroom.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. Slang. (sometimes cap.) a prostitute's customer.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of john:

1910–15; generic use of the proper name

Johndʒɒn(n.)

  1. the apostle John, believed to be the author of the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and the book of Revelation.

    Category: Bible, Biography

  2. the fourth Gospel.

    Category: Bible

  3. any of the three Epistles of John; I, II, or III John.

    Category: Bible

  4. Category: Bible, Biography

    Ref: John the Baptist.

  5. (John Lackland) 1167?–1216, king of England 1199–1216: signer of the Magna Carta 1215 (son of Henry II).

    Category: Biography

  6. Augustus Edwin, 1878–1961, British painter.

    Category: Biography

Johndʒɒn

  1. John XXIII,(Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) 1881–1963, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1958–63.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy, bathroom(noun)

    a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

  2. John, King John, John Lackland(noun)

    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)

  3. John, Saint John, St. John, Saint John the Apostle, St. John the Apostle, John the Evangelist, John the Divine(noun)

    (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation

  4. whoremaster, whoremonger, john, trick(noun)

    a prostitute's customer

  5. John, Gospel According to John(noun)

    the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament

Wiktionary

  1. john(Noun)

    A prostitute's client.

  2. john(Noun)

    A lavatory, toilet.

  3. john(Noun)

    An outhouse privy. Also johnny house.

  4. john(Noun)

    A name often used as a generic reference to a male of European, North-American, or Australian origin, while travelling in East Asia.

  5. John(ProperNoun)

    very popular since the Middle Ages.

  6. John(ProperNoun)

    Two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and John the Apostle, identified with John the Evangelist.

  7. John(ProperNoun)

    The Gospel of St. John, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the fourth of the four gospels.

  8. John(ProperNoun)

    One of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John).

  9. John(ProperNoun)

    Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below).

  10. John(ProperNoun)

    A name used to address a man whose actual name is not known: John Doe.

  11. Origin: From Iohannes (variant of Ioannes), from New Testament Greek Ἰωάννης, contraction from יוחנן , perhaps from a former יְהוֹחָנָן , meaning "God is gracious".

Webster Dictionary

  1. John(noun)

    a proper name of a man

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. John

    king of England from 1199 to 1216, was clever and vivacious, but the most vicious, profane, false, short-sighted, tyrannical, and unscrupulous of English monarchs; the son of Henry II., he married Hawisa of Gloucester, and succeeded his brother Richard I., being Richard's nominee, and the tacitly elect of the people; his nephew, Arthur, claimed the French dominions, and was supported by the French king, Philip; in 1200 he divorced Hawisa, and married Isabel of Angoulême, a child-heiress; this provoked the French barons; in the war that ensued Arthur was captured, and subsequently murdered either by John himself or by his orders; Philip invaded Normandy, and with the fall of the Château-Gaillard in 1204, most of the French possessions were lost to the English crown; then followed John's quarrel with Pope Innocent III. over the election of an archbishop of Canterbury; the Pope consecrated Stephen Langton; John refused to receive him; in 1208 the kingdom was placed under an interdict, and next year the king was excommunicated; John on his side confiscated Church property, exiled the bishops, exacted homage of William of Scotland, and put down risings in Ireland and Wales; but a bull, deposing him and absolving his vassals from allegiance, forced him to submit, and he resigned his crown to the Pope's envoy in 1213; this exaction on Innocent's part initiated the opposition to Rome which culminated in the English Reformation; the rest of the reign was a struggle between the king, relying on his suzerain the Pope, and the people, barons, and clergy, for the first time on one side; war broke out; the king was forced to sign Magna Charta at Runnymede in 1215, but the Pope annulled the Charter; the barons appealed for help to the Dauphin, and were prosecuting the war when John died at Newark (1167-1216).

  2. John

    the name of no fewer than 23 Popes. J. I., Pope from 523 to 526, was canonised; J. II., Pope from 532 to 535; J. III., Pope from 560 to 578; J. IV., Pope from 640 to 642; J. V., Pope from 686 to 687; J. VI., Pope from 701 to 705; J. VII., Pope from 705 to 707; J. VIII., Pope from 872 to 882; J. IX., Pope from 898 to 900; J. X., Pope from 914 to 928; J. XI., Pope from 931 to 936; J. XII., Pope from 956 to 964—was only 18 when elected, led a licentious life; J. XIII., Pope from 965 to 972; J. XIV., Pope from 984 to 985; J. XV., Pope in 985; J. XVI., Pope from 985 to 996; J. XVII., Pope in 1003; J. XVIII., Pope from 1003 to 1009; J. XIX., Pope from 1024 to 1033; J. XX., Anti-Pope from 1043 to 1046; J. XXI., Pope from 1276 to 1277; J. XXII., Pope from 1316 to 1334—a learned man, a steadfast, and a courageous; J. XXIII., Pope in 1410, deposed in 1415—was an able man, but an unscrupulous.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'JOHN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #264

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'JOHN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #362

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