Definition of John

  1. John Proper noun very popular since the Middle Ages.
  2. John Proper noun Two persons of great importance to early Christianity: John the Baptist and John the Apostle, identified with John the Evangelist.
  3. John Proper noun The Gospel of St. John, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the fourth of the four gospels.
  4. John Proper noun One of the books in the New Testament of the Bible, the epistles of John (1 John, 2 John and 3 John).
  5. John Proper noun Used frequently to form an idea personified John Bull, John Barleycorn (see derivations below).
  6. John Proper noun A name used to address a man whose actual name is not known: John Doe.
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