John

Definitions of 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
    synonyms: John the Divine, John the Evangelist, Saint John, Saint John the Apostle, St. John, St. John the Apostle
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    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
  2. noun
    the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament
    synonyms: Gospel According to John
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    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
  3. noun
    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
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    King of England, King of Great Britain
    the sovereign ruler of England
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