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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  John  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  john 
  n  1:  a  room  equipped  with  washing  and  toilet  facilities  [syn:  {toilet}, 
  {lavatory},  {lav},  {can},  {facility},  {privy},  {bathroom}] 
  2:  (1167-1216)  youngest  son  of  Henry  II  and  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  [syn:  {John},  {John  Lackland}] 
  3:  disciple  of  Jesus;  author  of  the  4th  Gospel  [syn:  {John},  {Saint 
  John},  {St  John},  {Saint  John  the  Apostle}] 
  4:  a  prostitute's  customer  [syn:  {whoremaster},  {whoremonger}] 
  5:  the  last  of  the  four  Gospels  in  the  New  Testament  [syn:  {John}, 
  {Gospel  According  to  John}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  John 
  (1.)  One  who  with  Annas  and  Caiaphas,  sat  in  judgment  on  the 
  apostles  Peter  and  John  (Acts  4:6).  He  was  of  the  kindred  of  the 
  high  priest;  otherwise  unknown. 
 
  (2.)  The  Hebrew  name  of  Mark  (q.v.).  He  is  designated  by  this 
  name  in  the  acts  of  the  Apostles  (12:12,  25;  13:5,  13;  15:37). 
 
  (3.)  THE  APOSTLE,  brother  of  James  the  Greater"  (Matt.  4:21; 
  10:2;  Mark  1:19;  3:17;  10:35).  He  was  one  probably  the  younger, 
  of  the  sons  of  Zebedee  (Matt.  4:21)  and  Salome  (Matt.  27:56; 
  comp.  Mark  15:40),  and  was  born  at  Bethsaida.  His  father  was 
  apparently  a  man  of  some  wealth  (comp.  Mark  1:20;  Luke  5:3;  John 
  19:27).  He  was  doubtless  trained  in  all  that  constituted  the 
  ordinary  education  of  Jewish  youth.  When  he  grew  up  he  followed 
  the  occupation  of  a  fisherman  on  the  Lake  of  Galilee.  When  John 
  the  Baptist  began  his  ministry  in  the  wilderness  of  Judea,  John, 
  with  many  others  gathered  round  him  and  was  deeply  influenced 
  by  his  teaching.  There  he  heard  the  announcement,  "Behold  the 
  Lamb  of  God,"  and  forthwith,  on  the  invitation  of  Jesus,  became 
  a  disciple  and  ranked  among  his  followers  (John  1:36,  37)  for  a 
  time.  He  and  his  brother  then  returned  to  their  former 
  avocation,  for  how  long  is  uncertain.  Jesus  again  called  them 
  (Matt.  4:  21;  Luke  5:1-11),  and  now  they  left  all  and 
  permanently  attached  themselves  to  the  company  of  his  disciples. 
  He  became  one  of  the  innermost  circle  (Mark  5:37;  Matt.  17:1; 
  26:37;  Mark  13:3).  He  was  the  disciple  whom  Jesus  loved.  In  zeal 
  and  intensity  of  character  he  was  a  Boanerges"  (Mark  3:17). 
  This  spirit  once  and  again  broke  out  (Matt.  20:20-24;  Mark 
  10:35-41;  Luke  9:49,  54).  At  the  betrayal  he  and  Peter  follow 
  Christ  afar  off  while  the  others  betake  themselves  to  hasty 
  flight  (John  18:15).  At  the  trial  he  follows  Christ  into  the 
  council  chamber,  and  thence  to  the  praetorium  (18:16,  19,  28) 
  and  to  the  place  of  crucifixion  (19:26,  27).  To  him  and  Peter, 
  Mary  first  conveys  tidings  of  the  resurrection  (20:2),  and  they 
  are  the  first  to  go  and  see  what  her  strange  words  mean  After 
  the  resurrection  he  and  Peter  again  return  to  the  Sea  of 
  Galilee,  where  the  Lord  reveals  himself  to  them  (21:1,  7).  We 
  find  Peter  and  John  frequently  after  this  together  (Acts  3:1; 
  4:13).  John  remained  apparently  in  Jerusalem  as  the  leader  of 
  the  church  there  (Acts  15:6;  Gal.  2:9).  His  subsequent  history 
  is  unrecorded.  He  was  not  there  however,  at  the  time  of  Paul's 
  last  visit  (Acts  21:15-40).  He  appears  to  have  retired  to 
  Ephesus,  but  at  what  time  is  unknown.  The  seven  churches  of  Asia 
  were  the  objects  of  his  special  care  (Rev.  1:11).  He  suffered 
  under  persecution,  and  was  banished  to  Patmos  (1:9);  whence  he 
  again  returned  to  Ephesus,  where  he  died,  probably  about  A.D. 
  98,  having  outlived  all  or  nearly  all  the  friends  and  companions 
  even  of  his  maturer  years.  There  are  many  interesting  traditions 
  regarding  John  during  his  residence  at  Ephesus,  but  these  cannot 
  claim  the  character  of  historical  truth. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  John,  the  grace  or  mercy  of  the  Lord 
 




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