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John

, Saint Known as "the Evangelist" or "the Divine." fl. first century ad.
One of the 12 Apostles and the brother of James the Great. He is traditionally considered the author of the fourth Gospel, three epistles, and the book of Revelation.

John 1

 (jŏn) Known as John Lackland. 1167?-1216.
King of England (1199-1216). The youngest son of Henry II, he schemed against his father and his brother Richard I. During his reign, the English lost most of their possessions in France. The nobility rose against John and forced him to sign the Magna Carta (1215).

John 2

 (jŏn)
n.
See Table at Bible.

[Middle English, from Old French Jehan, from Late Latin Ioannes, Iohannes, from Greek Iōannēs, from Hebrew yôḥānān, Yahweh has been gracious : , Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots + ḥānan, he has been gracious; see ḥnn in Semitic roots.]

john

 (jŏn)
n. Slang
1. A toilet.
2. A prostitute's customer.

[From the name John.]

john

(dʒɒn)
n
1. chiefly US and Canadian a slang word for lavatory1
2. slang chiefly US a prostitute's client
3. slang Austral short for John Hop
[C20: special use of the proper name]

John

(dʒɒn)
n
1. (Biography) New Testament
a. JohnMJewishRELIGION: apostleRELIGION: saintthe apostle John, the son of Zebedee, identified with the author of the fourth Gospel, three epistles, and the book of Revelation. Feast day: Dec 27 or Sept 26
b. the fourth Gospel
c. any of three epistles (in full The First, Second, and Third Epistles of John)
2. (Biography) See John the Baptist
3. (Biography) known as John Lackland. 1167–1216, king of England (1199–1216); son of Henry II. He succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I, having previously tried to usurp the throne. War with France led to the loss of most of his French possessions. After his refusal to recognize Stephen Langton as archbishop of Canterbury an interdict was imposed on England (1208–14). In 1215 he was compelled by the barons to grant the Magna Carta
4. (Biography) called the Fearless. 1371–1419, duke of Burgundy (1404–19). His attempt to control the mad king Charles VI and his murder of the king's brother led to civil war: assassinated
5. (Biography) Augustus (Edwin). 1878–1961, British painter, esp of portraits
6. (Biography) Barry born 1945, Welsh Rugby Union footballer: halfback for Wales (1966–72) and the British Lions (1968–71)
7. (Biography) Sir Elton (Hercules). original name Reginald Dwight. born 1947, British rock pianist, composer, and singer; his hits include "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" (1973) and "Candle in the Wind 1997" (1997), a tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales
8. (Biography) Gwen, sister of Augustus John. 1876–1939, British painter, working in France: noted esp for her portraits of women

john

(dʒɒn)

n.
1. Informal. a toilet or bathroom.
2. Slang. (sometimes cap.) a prostitute's customer.
[1910–15; generic use of the proper name]

John

(dʒɒn)

n.
1. the apostle John, believed to be the author of the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and the book of Revelation.
2. the fourth Gospel.
3. any of the three Epistles of John; I, II, or III John.
5. (John Lackland) 1167?–1216, king of England 1199–1216: signer of the Magna Carta 1215 (son of Henry II).
6. Augustus Edwin, 1878–1961, British painter.

John

(dʒɒn)
John XXIII, (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli) 1881–1963, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1958–63.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.john - a room or building equipped with one or more toiletsjohn - a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
head - (nautical) a toilet on board a boat or ship
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
commode, crapper, potty, pot, throne, toilet, stool, can - a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
washroom - a lavatory (particularly a lavatory in a public place)
loo, W.C., water closet, closet - a toilet in Britain
2.john - youngest son of Henry IIJohn - 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)
Plantagenet, Plantagenet line - the family name of a line of English kings that reigned from 1154 to 1485
3.john - (New Testament) disciple of JesusJohn - (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
4.john - a prostitute's customer
customer, client - someone who pays for goods or services
5.John - the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Translations
Jan
JensJohannes
Johano
Johannes
JohannesJuhanaJuhani
János
Jóh.JóhannJóhannesJóhannesarbréfJóhannesarguðspjall
ジョンヨハネヨハネによる福音書ヨハネの手紙名無しの権兵衛
요한
Ioannes
Jonas
Jānis
Johannes
JohanJohannesJonN.N.
João
IvanJanez
JohanJohannes

John

[dʒɒn]
A. NJuan
Pope John Paul IIel Papa Juan Pablo II
B. CPD John Bull N personificación del pueblo inglés
John Doe N (US) → fulano m
John Dory Ngallo m (pez)
John Hancock Nfirma f, rúbrica f
John Henry Nfirma f
John of the Cross N (also Saint John of the Cross) → San Juan de la Cruz
John Q Public N (US) → el hombre de la calle
John the Baptist N (also St John the Baptist) → San Juan Bautista
John the Evangelist N (also Saint John the Evangelist) → San Juan Evangelista

john

1 [dʒɒn] N (esp US) (= lavatory) the johnel váter, el retrete, el baño (LAm)

john

2 [dʒɒn] N (US) (= prostitute's customer) → putero m, cliente m de prostituta

john

[ˈdʒɒn] n (US) (= toilet) the john → les chiottes fpl

John

nJohannes m; John the BaptistJohannes der Täufer

john

n (esp US inf) (= toilet)Klo nt (inf); (= prostitute’s customer)Freier m (inf)

John

:
John Barleycorn
nder Gerstensaft
John Bull
nein typischer Engländer, John Bull m; (= the English)die Engländer pl
John Doe
n (US) (= average man)Otto Normalverbraucher m (inf); (Jur) Mann, dessen Name nicht bekannt ist
John Hancock, John Henry
n (inf: = signature) → Friedrich Wilhelm m (inf); to put one’s John on somethingseinen Friedrich Wilhelm auf etw setzen

John

[dʒɒn] n (Bible) → Giovanni

john

[dʒɒn] n (esp Am) (fam) the johnil gabinetto
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One of Wales' greatest female artists, Gwen John was perhaps best known for her relationship with French sculptor Auguste Rodin.
Henri Rousseau, Odilon Redon, Maggie Hambling, Georgia O'Keefe, Berthe Morisot, Paula Rego, Gwen John, Frida Kahlo, David Hockney all spring to mind but I think I will always adore John Piper.
029 2030 4400 art Summer Show This year's Summer Show features specially selected works by Wales' leading artists past and present, including Gwen John, Augustus John, David Jones, John Piper, Ceri Richards, Joseph Herman, Sir Kyffin Williams and many more.
THE GLYNN VIVIAN ART GALLERY Recently reopened after a multi-million pound refurbishment, Swansea's leading art gallery includes treasures from home-grown artists including Alfred Janes, Ceri Richards and Evan Walters, along with national favourites Augustus John, Gwen John and Christopher Williams.
Installations by 12 artists, in both sacred and secular venues around the city, created a pilgrimage, a traditional Lenten ritual, as the elegantly produced catalogue reminded us, for reflection, prayer and wonder: Julian Stair in Manchester Cathedral; Adam Buick, Rachel Ho and Lesley Sutton in St Ann's Church; Ghislaine Howard in the John Ryland's library; Norman Adams in the 'Hidden Gem'; Makoto Hatori, Edmund de Waal, Anthony Gormley, Gwen John and G F Watts in Manchester Art Gallery; and Micah Purnell in the Ziferblat.
It includes pieces by Gwen John, Edward Morland Lewis, Ceri Richards, Augustus John, Sir Kyffin Williams, Josef Herman, John Elwyn, and Peter Prendergast.
of East London, UK) examines the letters and paintings of British artist Gwen John (1876-1939) using a genealogical framework that focuses on the multiplicity of meanings and how her letters made connections but also created oppositions with discourses about femininity and gender relations during her time.
A section called Where Worlds Collide includes some lovely works by Rossetti featuring models and a look at women artists' studios includes a peaceful work by Gwen John showing in muted shades a corner of her Paris room at the start of the 20th century.
Simon will be working with visitors to the gallery tomorrow to help them create a bright abstract collage inspired by women artists in the current exhibition, which explores the work of Gwen John, Vanessa Bell and Laura Knight.
Over the years he fought to persuade the National Museum of Wales to get as much Welsh art of merit as was possible, struggling on one occasion to get the museum to purchase a painting by the celebrated Welsh artist Gwen John.
programme, and will give visitors the chance to learn more about the extraordinary life and work of Gwen John.
Dinnage discusses almost two dozen notable women, including the painter Gwen John, writers Rebecca West, Isak Dinesen, Katherine Mansfield, Barbara Pym and Olive Schreiner, theosophists Annie Besant and Madame Blavatsky, the opera singer La Strepponi, the reclusive Alice James and more.