from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the West Indies east of Puerto Rico. Discovered by Columbus in 1493, it passed to various European powers before Denmark sold it to the United States in 1917.
  • A city of southern New Brunswick, Canada, at the mouth of the St. John River on the Bay of Fundy. First settled as a French trading post in the 1630s, it was captured by the British in 1758 and was a refuge for Loyalists after the American Revolution. Population: 68,000.
  • Saint John, Henry. First Viscount Bolingbroke. 1678-1751. English statesman, orator, and writer. A Jacobite, he spent much of his life in exile and wrote influential political treatises, notably The Idea of a Patriot King (1749).
  • LakeSaint John A lake of south-central Quebec, Canada, connected by the Saguenay River with the St. Lawrence River. The lake is a popular resort area.

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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
  • n. a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
  • n. a port in eastern Canada; the largest city in New Brunswick


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