John - definition, transcription

Amer.  |dʒɑːn|
Brit.  |dʒɒn|

noun

- a room or building equipped with one or more toilets (syn: bathroom, can, john, lav, lavatory, privy, toilet)
- 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) (syn: john)
- (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation (syn: john)
- a prostitute's customer (syn: john, trick, whoremaster, whoremonger)
- the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament (syn: john)

Examples

Excuse me, I have to go to the john.

...man, that guy seems to spend hours in the john...

John the Baptist

John the Lackland

Let me introduce myself: my name is John Smith.

The ship was captained by John Smith.

...once famed as an actor, John Wilkes Booth is now remembered for a single exploit, his assassination of Lincoln...

...the fascinating—but dubious—legend that Pocahontas rescued John Smith from certain death...

John came along with us to the cinema.

“I have something to tell you,” John said in a confidential tone.

a reading from the Gospel of St. John

The decision was deferred for a time. John didn't want to do anything drastic until after October ...

The epitaph reads “In loving memory of John Gray: husband, father, soldier.”

...the remains of John Paul Jones were exhumed in Paris and transported with great ceremony to the U.S. Naval Academy...

John can get all het up about politics.

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