Definitions

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  • proper noun Saint John, any saint named John.
  • proper noun A surname.
  • proper noun A male given name transferred from the surnames.

Etymologies

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A spelling variant of St John.

Examples

  • The title St. John's Wort is given, either because the plant blossoms about St. John's day, June 24th, or because the red-coloured sap which it furnishes was thought to resemble and signalise the blood of St. John the Baptist.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • He went ashore on another island, which he called St. John's, because discovered on the festival of St. John the Baptist.

    An Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the Colonies of South Carolina and Georgia, Volume 1

  • The fort thus won, which they called St. John's Fort, and the day opened, we assayed to go to the town, but could not by reason of some rivers and broken ground which was between the two places.

    Summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage

  • The fort thus won, which they called St. John’s Fort, and the day opened, we assayed to go to the town, but could not by reason of some rivers and broken ground which was between the two places.

    Drake’s Great Armada

  • Montserrat, Antigua, St. Martin, and Santa Cruz, arrived at a beautiful and fertile island which he called St. John, but which has since received the name of Porto Rico.

    The Life of Columbus

  • Jordanes, before you call St. John the apostle of ecumenism define ecumenism.

    Clarification

  • Even little Prince Edward Island was troubled with a land question as early as 1767, when it was still known by the name St. John, given it in the days of French rule.

    Lord Elgin

  • Perth was formerly known as St. John's Town, from the name of the Tutelary Saint.

    The Waverley

  • Even little Prince Edward Island was troubled with a land question as early as 1767, when it was still known by the name St. John, given it in the days of French rule.

    Lord Elgin

  • In consequence of this circumstance, I was told that Mr. Marsh was often called St. John the Apostle, from his Apostolic character and truly lovely manner and countenance.

    The Story of My Life Being Reminiscences of Sixty Years' Public Service in Canada

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