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.
Category relationships: New Testament
Generic synonyms: Apostle, Evangelist, Saint
2. Noun. A river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy.
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.
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
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of St. John
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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 ..."