Definition of John hancock

1. Noun. American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress; was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1793).

Exact synonyms: Hancock
Generic synonyms: American Revolutionary Leader

2. Noun. A person's own signature.
Exact synonyms: Autograph
Generic synonyms: Signature
Derivative terms: Autograph

Definition of John hancock

1. Noun. (idiomatic) One's signature. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of John Hancock

John Edward Masefield
John Endecott
John Endicott
John Ernst Steinbeck
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Fletcher
John Florio
John Ford
John Foster Dulles
John Galbraith
John Galsworthy
John Glenn
John Greenleaf Whittier
John Griffith Chaney
John Haldane
John Hancock
John Hancocks
John Hanning Speke
John Harvard
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck
John Heming
John Hemminge
John Henry
John Henry Newman
John Henry O'Hara
John Herschel
John Herschel Glenn Jr.
John Hope Franklin
John Howard Northrop
John Hoyer Updike

Literary usage of John hancock

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1892)
"1685-6—Richard son of john hancock & Mary his wife bapt. 20 Api. —Mary daughter of john hancock, buryed Nov. 10. 1686—John son of john hancock & Mary was ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1898)
"The text of the above volume consists of the life of john hancock, ... Endorsed by john hancock, June 6, approving the granting of the commission. 2 pp. F°. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Massachusetts Historical Society (1866)
"A cane, formerly belonging to john hancock, was presented by Mr. Charles L. Hancock, of this city, ... His Excellency john hancock, Governor of the State of ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1898)
"Endorsed by john hancock, June 6, approving the granting of the commission. ... john hancock, of Boston in New-England; President of the American Congress. ..."

5. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1877)
"john hancock derived his descent from the Puritan fathers in Massachusetts. ... In this town of Braintree, in the year 1737, was the third john hancock, ..."

6. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1860)
"SECOND SESSION OF CONGRESS—john hancock—PETITION TO THE KING—FEDERAL UNION MILITARY MEASURES DEBATES ABOUT THE ARMY QUESTION AS TO COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ..."

7. The Hundred Boston Orators Appointed by the Municipal Authorities and Other by James Spear Loring (1853)
"john hancock, of Lexington. His father deceased when he was hut seven years of ... Hutchinson, who very naturally indulged detracting views of john hancock, ..."

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