Definition of St. John

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

2. Noun. A river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy.
Exact synonyms: Saint John, Saint John River, St. John River
Group relationships: New Brunswick, Maine, Me, Pine Tree State
Generic synonyms: River

3. Noun. A port in eastern Canada; the largest city in New Brunswick.
Exact synonyms: Saint John
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: New Brunswick

Definition of St. John

1. Proper noun. Saint John, any saint named John. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname from=Old French) ¹

3. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) transferred from the surnames. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of St. John

St. Eustatius
St. Francis
St. Francis River
St. George
St. George's
St. George's Cross
St. George's Day
St. Gregory I
St. Gregory of Nazianzen
St. Ignatius
St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. James
St. James the Apostle
St. Jerome
St. John (current term)
St. John's
St. John Chrysostom
St. John River
St. John the Apostle
St. John the Baptist
St. Johns
St. Johns River
St. Joseph
St. Jude
St. Kitts
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence River
St. Lawrence Seaway

Literary usage of St. John

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1897)
"St. John was present at the battle of Maiwand on 27 July, and reached Kandahar with Burrows and the remnant of the force on the following day, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"St. John, capital of St. John county and the largest city of the ... The St. John river enters the harbor through a rocky and sharply defined gorge, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"As there was in the city a double church dedicated to the Virgin Mary and to St. John, the incomplete clause of the synodal letter may be completed so as to ..."

4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1900)
"Executor to have kev of closet in chamber and all writings and evidences (except writings needful for wife and nephew and godson John St. John). ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The first resident priest of St. John was Rev. Joseph Morrisset; he was ... In June, 1854, the cholera appeared at St. John, and did not abate until after ..."

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