John

Primary Meanings of John

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n
(New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
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n
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)
Full Definitions of John
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n (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation

Synonyms:
John the Divine, John the Evangelist, Saint John, Saint John the Apostle, St. John, St. John the Apostle
Example of:
Apostle
(New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
Evangelist
(when capitalized) any of the spiritual leaders who are assumed to be authors of the Gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
saint
a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization

n the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament

Synonyms:
Gospel According to John
Example of:
book
a major division of a long written composition
Gospel, Gospels, evangel
the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
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n 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)

Synonyms:
John Lackland, King John
Example of:
King of England, King of Great Britain
the sovereign ruler of England

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