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apple-john

Ap"ple-john` noun
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  1. A kind of apple which by keeping becomes much withered; -- called also Johnapple. Shak.
Webster 1913

arthur john gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Gielgud; Arthur John Gielgud.
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blue-john

Blue"-john` noun
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  1. A name given to fluor spar in Derbyshire, where it is used for ornamental purposes.
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captain john smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    Captain John Smith; Smith.
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cecil john rhodes

  • noun British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa; made a fortune in gold and diamond mining; helped colonize the territory now known as Zimbabwe; he endowed annual fellowships for British Commonwealth and United States students to study at Oxford University (1853-1902)
    Rhodes; Cecil Rhodes; Cecil J. Rhodes.
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charles john huffam dickens

  • noun English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)
    Dickens; Charles Dickens.
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commodore john barry bridge

  • noun a cantilever bridge in Chester, Pennsylvania
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common st john's wort

  • noun deciduous bushy Eurasian shrub with golden yellow flowers and reddish-purple fruits from which a soothing salve is made in Spain
    tutsan; Hypericum androsaemum.
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creeping st john's wort

  • noun creeping evergreen shrub with bright yellow star-shaped summer flowers; useful as ground cover
    Hypericum calycinum.
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david john moore cornwell

  • noun English writer of novels of espionage (born in 1931)
    le Carre; David John Moore Cornwell.
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dudley stuart john moore

  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Moore; Moore.
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edmund john millington synge

  • noun Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
    J. M. Synge; Edmund John Millington Synge; Synge.
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elmore john leonard

  • noun United States writer of thrillers (born in 1925)
    Elmore Leonard; Leonard; Dutch Leonard.
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evelyn arthur saint john waugh

  • noun English author of satirical novels (1903-1966)
    Waugh; Evelyn Waugh.
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first epistle of john

  • noun the first New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    First Epistle of John.
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gospel according to john

  • noun the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament
    John.
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great st john's wort

  • noun perennial shrub having large star-shaped yellow flowers in narrowly pyramidal cymes
    Hypericum ascyron; Hypericum pyramidatum.
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gregory john norman

  • noun Australian golfer (born in 1955)
    Norman; Greg Norman.
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henry john heinz

  • noun United States industrialist who manufactured and sold processed foods (1844-1919)
    Heinz.
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i john

  • noun the first New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    First Epistle of John.
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ii john

  • noun the second New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    II John.
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iii john

  • noun the third New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    III John.
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james john corbett

  • noun United States heavyweight boxing champion (1866-1933)
    Jim Corbett; Corbett; Gentleman Jim.
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jasper johns

  • noun United States artist and proponent of pop art (born in 1930)
    Johns.
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john adams

  • noun 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)
    John Adams; Adams; President Adams.
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john addington symonds

  • noun English writer (1840-1893)
    Symonds.
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john amos comenius

  • noun Czech educational reformer (1592-1670)
    Jan Amos Komensky; Comenius.
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john anthony ciardi

  • noun United States poet and critic (1916-1986)
    Ciardi; John Anthony Ciardi.
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john augustus roebling

  • noun United States engineer (born in Germany) who designed and began construction of the Brooklyn bridge (1806-1869)
    John Augustus Roebling; Roebling.
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john bach mcmaster

  • noun United States historian who wrote a nine volume history of the people of the United States (1852-1932)
    McMaster.
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john bardeen

  • noun United States physicist who won the Nobel prize for physics twice (1908-1991)
    Bardeen.
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john barleycorn

  • noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    hard drink; spirits; liquor; booze; hard liquor; strong drink.
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john barrington wain

  • noun English writer (1925-1994)
    John Barrington Wain; Wain.
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john barrymore

  • noun United States actor; son of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore (1882-1942)
    Barrymore.
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john barth

  • noun United States novelist (born in 1930)
    John Barth; Barth.
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john bartlett

  • noun United States publisher and editor who compiled a book of familiar quotations (1820-1905)
    Bartlett.
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john bernoulli

  • noun Swiss mathematician (1667-1748)
    Bernoulli; Johann Bernoulli; Jean Bernoulli.
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john berry hobbs

  • noun notable English cricketer (1882-1963)
    Hobbs; Sir Jack Hobbs.
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john birks gillespie

  • noun United States jazz trumpeter and exponent of bebop (1917-1993)
    Dizzy Gillespie; Gillespie.
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john broadus watson

  • noun United States psychologist considered the founder of behavioristic psychology (1878-1958)
    Watson.
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john brown

  • noun abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1859)
    Brown.
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John Bull

  • noun a man of English descent
    limey.
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  • an ideal personification of the typical characteristics of an Englishman, or of the English people.
Webster 1913

John Bullism

  • English character. W. Irving.
Webster 1913

john bunyan

  • noun English preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688)
    Bunyan.
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john burdon sanderson haldane

  • noun Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964)
    Haldane; J. B. S. Haldane.
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john burgoyne

  • noun British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)
    Gentleman Johnny; Burgoyne.
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john c. fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John C. Fremont; Fremont.
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john cabot

  • noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    Cabot; Giovanni Cabato.
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john cage

  • noun United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
    John Cage; Cage.
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john calvin

  • noun Swiss theologian (born in France) whose tenets (predestination and the irresistibility of grace and justification by faith) defined Presbyterianism (1509-1564)
    Jean Caulvin; Calvin; Jean Cauvin; Jean Chauvin.
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john cash

  • noun United States country music singer and songwriter (1932-2003)
    Cash; Johnny Cash.
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john chapman

  • noun United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)
    Chapman; Johnny Appleseed.
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john charles fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John C. Fremont; Fremont.
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john cheever

  • noun United States writer of novels and short stories (1912-1982)
    Cheever.
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john chrysostom

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople; a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-407)
    John Chrysostom.
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john churchill

  • noun English general considered one of the greatest generals in history (1650-1722)
    Duke of Marlborough; Churchill; First Duke of Marlborough.
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john ciardi

  • noun United States poet and critic (1916-1986)
    Ciardi; John Anthony Ciardi.
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john constable

  • noun English landscape painter (1776-1837)
    Constable.
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john copley

  • noun American painter who did portraits of Paul Revere and John Hancock before fleeing to England to avoid the American Revolution (1738-1815)
    John Copley; Copley.
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john cowper powys

  • noun British writer of novels about nature; one of three literary brothers (1872-1963)
    Powys.
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john d. rockefeller

  • noun United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)
    John D. Rockefeller; Rockefeller.
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john dalton

  • noun English chemist and physicist who formulated atomic theory and the law of partial pressures; gave the first description of red-green color blindness (1766-1844)
    Dalton.
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john davis

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    Davys; Davis; John Davis.
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john davison rockefeller

  • noun United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)
    John D. Rockefeller; Rockefeller.
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john davys

  • noun English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
    Davys; Davis; John Davis.
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john deere

  • noun United States industrialist who manufactured plows suitable for working the prairie soil (1804-1886)
    Deere.
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john dewey

  • noun United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
    Dewey.
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John Doe

  • noun a hypothetical average man
    Joe Bloggs; Joe Blow; man in the street.
  • noun an unknown or fictitious man who is a party to legal proceedings
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  • (Law), the name formerly given to the fictitious plaintiff in an action of ejectment. Mozley & W.
Webster 1913

john donald budge

  • noun United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)
    Budge; Don Budge.
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john donne

  • noun English clergyman and metaphysical poet celebrated as a preacher (1572-1631)
    Donne.
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John Doree, John Dory

  • . John (or F. jaune yellow) + Doree, Dory. (Zoöl.) An oval, compressed, European food fish (Zeus faber). Its color is yellow and olive, with golden, silvery, and blue reflections. It has a round dark spot on each side. Called also dory, doree, and St. Peter's fish.
Webster 1913

john dory

  • noun European dory
    Zeus faber.
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john dos passos

  • noun United States novelist remembered for his portrayal of life in the United States (1896-1970)
    John Dos Passos; Dos Passos.
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john dowland

  • noun English lutenist and composer of songs for the lute (1563-1626)
    Dowland.
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john drew

  • noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
    Drew.
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john dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    Dryden.
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john duns scotus

  • noun Scottish theologian who was very influential in the Middle Ages (1265-1308)
    Duns Scotus.
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john eccles

  • noun Australian physiologist noted for his research on the conduction of impulses by nerve cells (1903-1997)
    John Eccles; Eccles.
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john edgar hoover

  • noun United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
    Hoover; J. Edgar Hoover.
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john edward masefield

  • noun English poet (1878-1967)
    Masefield; John Edward Masefield.
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john endecott

  • noun born in England; in 1629 he became the founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1588-1665)
    John Endecott; Endicott; Endecott.
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john endicott

  • noun born in England; in 1629 he became the founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1588-1665)
    John Endecott; Endicott; Endecott.
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john ernst steinbeck

  • noun United States writer noted for his novels about agricultural workers (1902-1968)
    John Ernst Steinbeck; Steinbeck.
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john fitzgerald kennedy

  • noun 35th President of the United States; established the Peace Corps; assassinated in Dallas (1917-1963)
    Jack Kennedy; JFK; Kennedy; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; President Kennedy.
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john fletcher

  • noun prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)
    Fletcher.
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john florio

  • noun English lexicographer remembered for his Italian and English dictionary (1553-1625)
    Florio.
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john ford

  • noun United States film maker (1896-1973)
    Ford.
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john foster dulles

  • noun United States diplomat who (as Secretary of State) pursued a policy of opposition to the USSR by providing aid to American allies (1888-1959)
    Dulles.
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john galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    John Galbraith; Galbraith.
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john galsworthy

  • noun English novelist (1867-1933)
    Galsworthy.
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john glenn

  • noun made the first orbital rocket-powered flight by a United States astronaut in 1962; later in United States Senate (1921-)
    John Glenn; Glenn.
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john greenleaf whittier

  • noun United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892)
    Whittier.
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john griffith chaney

  • noun United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916)
    London; Jack London.
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john haldane

  • noun Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936)
    Haldane; John Haldane.
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john hancock

  • noun American revolutionary patriot who was president of the Continental Congress; was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence (1737-1793)
    Hancock.
  • noun a person's own signature
    autograph.
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john hanning speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Hanning Speke.
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john harvard

  • noun American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638)
    Harvard.
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john hasbrouck van vleck

  • noun United States physicist (1899-1980)
    Van Vleck; John Hasbrouck Van Vleck.
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john heming

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; Hemminge; John Heming.
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john hemminge

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    Heming; Hemminge; John Heming.
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john henry

  • noun hero of American folk tales; portrayed as an enormously strong black man who worked on the railroads and died from exhaustion after winning a contest with a steam drill
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john henry newman

  • noun English prelate and theologian who (with John Keble and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement; Newman later turned to Roman Catholicism and became a cardinal (1801-1890)
    Newman; Cardinal Newman.
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john henry o'hara

  • noun United States writer (1905-1970)
    O'Hara.
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john herschel

  • noun English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
    Herschel; John Herschel; Sir John Frederick William Herschel.
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john herschel glenn jr.

  • noun made the first orbital rocket-powered flight by a United States astronaut in 1962; later in United States Senate (1921-)
    John Glenn; Glenn.
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john hope franklin

  • noun United States historian noted for studies of Black American history (born in 1915)
    Franklin.
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john howard northrop

  • noun United States biochemist (1891-1987)
    Northrop.
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john hoyer updike

  • noun United States author (born 1932)
    John Hoyer Updike; Updike.
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john huss

  • noun Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)
    Huss; Jan Hus; Hus.
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john huston

  • noun United States film maker born in the United States but an Irish citizen after 1964 (1906-1987)
    Huston.
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john irving

  • noun United States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942)
    Irving.
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john jacob astor

  • noun United States capitalist (born in Germany) who made a fortune in fur trading (1763-1848)
    Astor.
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john james audubon

  • noun United States ornithologist and artist (born in Haiti) noted for his paintings of birds of America (1785-1851)
    Audubon.
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john james osborne

  • noun English playwright (1929-1994)
    John James Osborne; Osborne.
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john james rickard macleod

  • noun Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)
    John James Rickard Macleod; Macleod.
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john jay

  • noun United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
    Jay.
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john joseph mcgraw

  • noun United States baseball player and manager (1873-1934)
    McGraw; John Joseph McGraw.
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john joseph pershing

  • noun United States general who commanded the American forces in Europe during World War I (1860-1948)
    Pershing; Black Jack Pershing.
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john keats

  • noun Englishman and romantic poet (1795-1821)
    Keats.
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john keble

  • noun English clergyman who (with John Henry Newman and Edward Pusey) founded the Oxford movement (1792-1866)
    Keble.
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john kenneth galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    John Galbraith; Galbraith.
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john knox

  • noun Scottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514-1572)
    Knox.
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john l. h. down

  • noun English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
    Down.
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john l. lewis

  • noun United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)
    Lewis; John L. Lewis.
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john lackland

  • 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)
    John; John Lackland.
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john le carre

  • noun English writer of novels of espionage (born in 1931)
    le Carre; David John Moore Cornwell.
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john lennon

  • noun English rock star and guitarist and songwriter who with Paul McCartney wrote most of the music for the Beatles (1940-1980)
    Lennon.
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john llewelly lewis

  • noun United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)
    Lewis; John L. Lewis.
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john locke

  • noun English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
    Locke.
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john luther jones

  • noun United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900)
    Jones; Casey Jones.
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john lyly

  • noun English writer noted for his elaborate style (1554-1606)
    Lyly.
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john m. browning

  • noun United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)
    John M. Browning; Browning.
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john macleod

  • noun Scottish physiologist who directed the research by F. G. Banting and C. H. Best that led to the discovery of insulin (1876-1935)
    John James Rickard Macleod; Macleod.
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john major

  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    Major; John Major; John R. Major.
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john marquand

  • noun United States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960)
    Marquand; John Marquand.
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john marshall

  • noun United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
    Marshall.
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john marstan

  • noun English playwright (1575-1634)
    Marstan.
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john masefield

  • noun English poet (1878-1967)
    Masefield; John Edward Masefield.
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john maynard keynes

  • noun English economist who advocated the use of government monetary and fiscal policy to maintain full employment without inflation (1883-1946)
    Keynes.
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john mccormick

  • noun United States operatic tenor (born in Ireland) (1884-1945)
    McCormick.
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john mcgraw

  • noun United States baseball player and manager (1873-1934)
    McGraw; John Joseph McGraw.
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john mercer

  • noun British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866)
    Mercer.
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john merven carrere

  • noun United States architect who with his partner Thomas Hastings designed many important public buildings (1858-1911)
    Carrere.
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john mill

  • noun English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
    John Mill; Mill.
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john millington synge

  • noun Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
    J. M. Synge; Edmund John Millington Synge; Synge.
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john milton

  • noun English poet; remembered primarily as the author of an epic poem describing humanity's fall from grace (1608-1674)
    Milton.
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john milton cage jr.

  • noun United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
    John Cage; Cage.
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john mitchell

  • noun United States labor leader; president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1898 to 1908 (1870-1919)
    Mitchell.
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john moses browning

  • noun United States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)
    John M. Browning; Browning.
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john muir

  • noun United States naturalist (born in England) who advocated the creation of national parks (1838-1914)
    Muir.
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john napier

  • noun Scottish mathematician who invented logarithms; introduced the use of the decimal point in writing numbers (1550-1617)
    Napier.
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john of gaunt

  • noun the fourth son of Edward III who was the effective ruler of England during the close of his father's reign and during the minority of Richard II; his son was Henry Bolingbroke (1340-1399)
    Duke of Lancaster.
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john orley allen tate

  • noun United States poet and critic (1899-1979)
    Tate; Allen Tate.
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john osborne

  • noun English playwright (1929-1994)
    John James Osborne; Osborne.
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john paul i

  • noun the first Pope to assume a double name; he reigned for only 34 days (1912-1978)
    Albino Luciano.
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john paul ii

  • noun the first Pope born in Poland; the first Pope not born in Italy in 450 years (1920-2005)
    Karol Wojtyla.
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john paul jones

  • noun American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)
    Jones.
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john philip marquand

  • noun United States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960)
    Marquand; John Marquand.
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john philip sousa

  • noun a United States bandmaster and composer of military marches (1854-1932)
    March King; Sousa.
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john pierpont morgan

  • noun United States financier and philanthropist (1837-1913)
    J. P. Morgan; Morgan.
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john quincy adams

  • noun 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)
    John Quincy Adams; Adams; President Adams.
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john r. major

  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    Major; John Major; John R. Major.
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john reed

  • noun United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920)
    Reed.
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john robinson jeffers

  • noun United States poet who wrote about California (1887-1962)
    Robinson Jeffers; Jeffers.
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john rock

  • noun United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
    Rock.
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john roderigo dos passos

  • noun United States novelist remembered for his portrayal of life in the United States (1896-1970)
    John Dos Passos; Dos Passos.
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john roebling

  • noun United States engineer (born in Germany) who designed and began construction of the Brooklyn bridge (1806-1869)
    John Augustus Roebling; Roebling.
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john ronald reuel tolkien

  • noun British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
    J.R.R. Tolkien; Tolkien.
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john ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    John Ross; Ross.
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john rowlands

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; Sir Henry Morton Stanley; Henry M. Stanley.
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john roy major

  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    Major; John Major; John R. Major.
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john rupert firth

  • noun English linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)
    Firth; J. R. Firth.
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john ruskin

  • noun British art critic (1819-1900)
    Ruskin.
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john rutledge

  • noun United States jurist and second chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; he was appointed by George Washington and briefly served as chief justice but was ultimately rejected by the United States Senate (1739-1800)
    Rutledge.
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john scopes

  • noun Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution; in a highly publicized trial in 1925 he was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow (1900-1970)
    Scopes; John Scopes.
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john scott haldane

  • noun Scottish physiologist and brother of Richard Haldane and Elizabeth Haldane; noted for research into industrial diseases (1860-1936)
    Haldane; John Haldane.
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john simmons barth

  • noun United States novelist (born in 1930)
    John Barth; Barth.
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john singer sargent

  • noun United States painter (born in Italy) known for his society portraits (1856-1925)
    Sargent.
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john singleton copley

  • noun American painter who did portraits of Paul Revere and John Hancock before fleeing to England to avoid the American Revolution (1738-1815)
    John Copley; Copley.
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john smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    Captain John Smith; Smith.
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john speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Hanning Speke.
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john steinbeck

  • noun United States writer noted for his novels about agricultural workers (1902-1968)
    John Ernst Steinbeck; Steinbeck.
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john stuart mill

  • noun English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
    John Mill; Mill.
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john the baptist

  • noun (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
    John the Baptist.
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john the divine

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.
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john the evangelist

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.
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john thomas scopes

  • noun Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution; in a highly publicized trial in 1925 he was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow (1900-1970)
    Scopes; John Scopes.
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john tradescant

  • noun English botanist who was one of the first to collect specimens of plants (1570-1638)
    Tradescant.
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john trumbull

  • noun American painter of historical scenes (1756-1843)
    Trumbull.
  • noun American satirical poet (1750-1831)
    Trumbull.
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john tuzo wilson

  • noun Canadian geophysicist who was a pioneer in the study of plate tectonics (1908-1993)
    Wilson.
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john tyler

  • noun elected vice president and became the 10th President of the United States when Harrison died (1790-1862)
    Tyler; President Tyler.
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john tyndall

  • noun British physicist (born in Ireland) remembered for his experiments on the transparency of gases and the absorption of radiant heat by gases and the transmission of sound through the atmosphere; he was the first person to explain why the daylight sky is blue (1820-1893)
    Tyndall.
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john uhler

  • noun United States film actor (1925-2001)
    Lemmon; Jack Lemmon.
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john updike

  • noun United States author (born 1932)
    John Hoyer Updike; Updike.
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john van vleck

  • noun United States physicist (1899-1980)
    Van Vleck; John Hasbrouck Van Vleck.
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john vanbrugh

  • noun English architect (1664-1726)
    Vanbrugh; John Vanbrugh.
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john venn

  • noun English logician who introduced Venn diagrams (1834-1923)
    Venn.
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john von neumann

  • noun United States mathematician who contributed to the development of atom bombs and of stored-program digital computers (1903-1957)
    von Neumann; Neumann.
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john wain

  • noun English writer (1925-1994)
    John Barrington Wain; Wain.
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john walker

  • noun New Zealand runner who in 1975 became the first person to run a mile in less that 3 minutes and 50 seconds (born in 1952)
    Walker.
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john wanamaker

  • noun United States businessman whose business grew into one of the first department stores (1838-1922)
    Wanamaker.
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john wayne

  • noun United States film actor who played tough heroes (1907-1979)
    Wayne; Duke Wayne.
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john webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    Webster.
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john wesley

  • noun English clergyman and founder of Methodism (1703-1791)
    Wesley.
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john wickliffe

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.
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john wiclif

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.
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john wilkes

  • noun English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797)
    Wilkes.
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john wilkes booth

  • noun United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
    Booth.
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john william strutt

  • noun English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919)
    Lord Rayleigh; Third Baron Rayleigh; Rayleigh.
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john witherspoon

  • noun American Revolutionary leader and educator (born in Scotland) who signed of the Declaration of Independence and was president of the college that became Princeton University (1723-1794)
    Witherspoon.
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john wyclif

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.
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john wycliffe

  • noun English theologian whose objections to Roman Catholic doctrine anticipated the Protestant Reformation (1328-1384)
    John Wickliffe; John Wyclif; Wiclif; Wycliffe; Wickliffe; Wyclif; John Wiclif.
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john xxiii

  • noun Italian pope from 1958 to 1963 who convoked the Second Vatican Council (1881-1963)
    Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli.
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john's cabbage

  • noun showy perennial herb with white flowers; leaves sometimes used as edible greens in southeastern United States
    Shawnee salad; Hydrophyllum virginianum; Indian salad; shawny; Virginia waterleaf.
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john's-wort

John's"-wort` noun
Definitions
  1. See St. John's-wort.
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John-apple

  • a sort of apple ripe about St. John's Day. Same as Apple-john.
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johns hopkins

  • noun United States financier and philanthropist who left money to found the university and hospital that bear his name in Baltimore (1795-1873)
    Hopkins.
  • noun a university in Baltimore
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joseph john thomson

  • noun English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)
    Joseph John Thomson; Thomson.
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king john

  • 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)
    John; John Lackland.
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little john

  • noun legendary follower of Robin Hood; noted for his size and strength
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long johns

  • noun warm underwear with long legs
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marsh st-john's wort

  • noun perennial marsh herb with pink to mauve flowers; southeastern United States
    Hypericum virginianum.
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paul john flory

  • noun United States chemist who developed methods for studying long-chain molecules (1910-1985)
    Flory.
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pink of my john

  • noun a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived
    wild pansy; Johnny-jump-up; love-in-idleness; Viola tricolor; heartsease.
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poor-john

Poor"-john` noun
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  1. (Zoöl.) A small European fish, similar to the cod, but of inferior quality.
    Poor-john and apple pies are all our fare. Sir J. Harrington.
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president john adams

  • noun 2nd President of the United States (1735-1826)
    John Adams; Adams; President Adams.
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president john f. kennedy

  • noun 35th President of the United States; established the Peace Corps; assassinated in Dallas (1917-1963)
    Jack Kennedy; JFK; Kennedy; John Fitzgerald Kennedy; President Kennedy.
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president john quincy adams

  • noun 6th President of the United States; son of John Adams (1767-1848)
    John Quincy Adams; Adams; President Adams.
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revelation of saint john the divine

  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Apocalypse; Book of Revelation.
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richard john roberts

  • noun United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
    Roberts; Richard J. Roberts.
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saint john

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.
  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; Saint John; St. John River; St. John.
  • noun a port in eastern Canada; the largest city in New Brunswick
    Saint John; St. John.
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saint john river

  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; Saint John; St. John River; St. John.
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saint john the apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.
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saint john's

  • noun a port and provincial capital of Newfoundland
    Saint John's.
  • noun the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda; located on the island of Antigua
    capital of Antigua and Barbuda; Saint John's.
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saint johns

  • noun a river in northeastern Florida that flows northward to Jacksonville and then eastward to empty into the Atlantic Ocean
    St. Johns; Saint Johns River; Saint Johns.
  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.
  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; Saint John; St. John River; St. John.
  • noun a port in eastern Canada; the largest city in New Brunswick
    Saint John; St. John.
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saint johns river

  • noun a river in northeastern Florida that flows northward to Jacksonville and then eastward to empty into the Atlantic Ocean
    St. Johns; Saint Johns River; Saint Johns.
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saint-john's-bread

  • noun powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
    carob powder; carob.
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second epistel of john

  • noun the second New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    II John.
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shrubby st john's wort

  • noun stiff shrub having oblong entire leaves and dense cymes of yellow flowers
    Hypericum prolificum; Hypericum spathulatum.
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sir arthur john evans

  • noun British archaeologist who excavated the palace of Knossos in Crete to find what he called Minoan civilization (1851-1941)
    Arthur Evans; Evans.
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sir john carew eccles

  • noun Australian physiologist noted for his research on the conduction of impulses by nerve cells (1903-1997)
    John Eccles; Eccles.
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sir john cockcroft

  • noun British physicist who (with Ernest Walton in 1931) first split an atom (1897-1967)
    Cockcroft; Sir John Cockcroft.
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sir john cowdery kendrew

  • noun English biologist noted for studies of the molecular structure of blood components (born in 1917)
    Kendrew.
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sir john douglas cockcroft

  • noun British physicist who (with Ernest Walton in 1931) first split an atom (1897-1967)
    Cockcroft; Sir John Cockcroft.
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sir john everett millais

  • noun Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1829-1896)
    Millais.
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sir john falstaff

  • noun a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
    Falstaff.
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sir john frederick william herschel

  • noun English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
    Herschel; John Herschel; Sir John Frederick William Herschel.
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sir john gielgud

  • noun English actor of Shakespearean roles who was also noted for appearances in films (1904-2000)
    Gielgud; Arthur John Gielgud.
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sir john hawkins

  • noun English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
    Hawkins; Hawkyns; Sir John Hawkins.
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sir john hawkyns

  • noun English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
    Hawkins; Hawkyns; Sir John Hawkins.
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sir john herschel

  • noun English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)
    Herschel; John Herschel; Sir John Frederick William Herschel.
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sir john ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    John Ross; Ross.
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sir john suckling

  • noun English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
    Suckling.
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sir john tenniel

  • noun English cartoonist (1820-1914)
    Tenniel.
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sir john vanbrigh

  • noun English architect (1664-1726)
    Vanbrugh; John Vanbrugh.
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sir joseph john thomson

  • noun English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)
    Joseph John Thomson; Thomson.
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st john's day

  • noun a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
    Midsummer Day; June 24; Midsummer's Day.
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st john's eve

  • noun the night before Midsummer Day
    June 23; Midsummer Eve; St John's Eve; Midsummer Night.
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st john's night

  • noun the night before Midsummer Day
    June 23; Midsummer Eve; St John's Eve; Midsummer Night.
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st john's wort

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Hypericum having yellow flowers and transparently dotted leaves; traditionally gathered on St John's eve to ward off evil
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st john's wort family

  • noun widely distributed family of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs and vines that produce oils and resins and some usable timber
    Guttiferae; family Guttiferae; family Clusiaceae; Clusiaceae.
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st. john

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.
  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; Saint John; St. John River; St. John.
  • noun a port in eastern Canada; the largest city in New Brunswick
    Saint John; St. John.
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st. john chrysostom

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a Church Father who was a great preacher and bishop of Constantinople; a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-407)
    John Chrysostom.
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st. john river

  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; Saint John; St. John River; St. John.
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st. john the apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.
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st. john the baptist

  • noun (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
    John the Baptist.
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st. john's

  • noun a port and provincial capital of Newfoundland
    Saint John's.
  • noun the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda; located on the island of Antigua
    capital of Antigua and Barbuda; Saint John's.
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st. johns

  • noun a river in northeastern Florida that flows northward to Jacksonville and then eastward to empty into the Atlantic Ocean
    St. Johns; Saint Johns River; Saint Johns.
  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.
  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; Saint John; St. John River; St. John.
  • noun a port in eastern Canada; the largest city in New Brunswick
    Saint John; St. John.
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st. johns river

  • noun a river in northeastern Florida that flows northward to Jacksonville and then eastward to empty into the Atlantic Ocean
    St. Johns; Saint Johns River; Saint Johns.
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third epistel of john

  • noun the third New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    III John.
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walter john de la mare

  • noun English poet remembered for his verse for children (1873-1956)
    de la Mare; Walter de la Mare.
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william john clifton haley jr.

  • noun United States rock singer who was one of the first to popularize rock'n'roll music (1925-1981)
    Haley; Bill Haley.
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