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1 a room equipped with toilet facilities [syn: toilet, lavatory, lav, can, privy, bathroom]
2 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: King John, John Lackland]
3 (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation [syn: Saint John, St. John, Saint John the Apostle, St. John the Apostle, John the Evangelist, John the Divine]
4 a prostitute's customer [syn: whoremaster, whoremonger]
5 the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament [syn: Gospel According to John]

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John is a common English name and surname:
John may also refer to:

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Other people

  • John (bookmaker), the Indian bookmaker who was involved in a betting controversy with Australian cricketers Mark Waugh and Shane Warne
  • 'John' or John Doe, generic name for any male.



See also

john in Arabic: يوحنا
john in Breton: John
john in German: Johannes (Begriffsklärung)
john in Spanish: Juan (desambiguación)
john in Esperanto: Johano (nomo)
john in Persian: یوحنا
john in French: John
john in Korean: 요한
john in Hebrew: יוחנן
john in Latvian: Džons
john in Japanese: ヨハネ
john in Portuguese: João
john in Romanian: Ioan (dezambiguizare)
john in Russian: Йон
john in Simple English: John
john in Chinese: 約翰

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

WC, backhouse, basement, bathroom, bedpan, can, chamber, chamber pot, chemical closet, chemical toilet, closet, comfort station, commode, convenience, crapper, earth closet, head, jerry, johnny, johnny house, jordan, latrine, lavatory, loo, necessary, outhouse, piss pot, potty, potty-chair, powder room, privy, rest room, stool, throne, thunder mug, toilet, toilet room, water closet
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