st john

St. John

[seynt jon; for 1 also sin-juhn]
noun
1.
Henry, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, Bolingbroke, 1st Viscount.
2.
an island of the Virgin Islands of the United States, in the E West Indies. About 20 sq. mi. (52 sq. km).
3.
a lake in SE Canada, in Quebec province, draining into the Saguenay River. 365 sq. mi. (945 sq. km).
4.
a river in the NE United States and SE Canada, flowing NE and E from Maine to New Brunswick province and then S to the Bay of Fundy. 450 miles (725 km) long.
5.
a seaport in S New Brunswick, in SE Canada, on the Bay of Fundy, at the mouth of the St. John River.
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Saint John

noun
2.
a seaport in S New Brunswick, in SE Canada, on the Bay of Fundy.

St. John's

noun
1.
a seaport in and the capital of Newfoundland, on the SE part of the island.
2.
a seaport on and the capital of Antigua and Barbuda, in the E West Indies.
Also, St. John.

Antigua and Barbuda

noun
an island state comprising Antigua and two smaller islands: a member of the former West Indies Associated States; formerly a British crown colony; gained independence 1981. 171 sq. mi. (442 sq. km). Capital: St. John's.

Chrysostom

[kris-uh-stuhm, kri-sos-tuhm]
noun
Saint John, a.d. 347?–407, ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople.

Fisher

[fish-er]
noun
1.
Andrew, 1862–1928, Australian statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister 1908–09, 1910–13, 1914–15.
2.
Dorothy Canfield [kan-feeld] , (Dorothea Frances Canfield Fisher) 1879–1958, U.S. novelist.
3.
Irving, 1867–1947, U.S. political economist.
4.
Saint John ("John of Rochester") c1469–1535, English Roman Catholic prelate and humanist: executed for treason.
5.
John Arbuthnot, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone [kil-ver-stuhn] , 1841–1920, British admiral.
6.
M(ary) F(rances) K(ennedy) 1908–92, U.S. culinary author.

John I

noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 526, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 523–526.
2.
("the Great") 1357–1433, king of Portugal 1385–1433.

Newfoundland

[noo-fuhn-luhnd, -land, -fuhnd-, nyoo-; noo-found-luhnd, nyoo-]
noun
1.
a large island in E Canada. 42,734 sq. mi. (110,680 sq. km).
2.
a province in E Canada, composed of Newfoundland island and Labrador. 155,364 sq. mi. (402,390 sq. km). Capital: St. John's.
3.
one of a breed of large, powerful dogs having a dense, oily, usually black coat, raised originally in Newfoundland.

Saint-Jean

[san zhahn]
noun
[lak] a lake in S central Quebec, Canada, NNW of Quebec City, drained by the Saguenay River. 387 sq. mi. (1003 sq. km).
Also called Saint John, Lake.
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Antigua and Barbuda
 
n
a state in the Caribbean, comprising the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, and Redonda: gained independence in 1981: a member of the Commonwealth. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: East Caribbean dollar. Capital: St John's. Pop: 73 000 (2003 est). Area: 442 sq km (171 sq miles)

Chrysostom (ˈkrɪsəstəm)
 
n
Saint John. ?345--407 ad, Greek patriarch; archbishop of Constantinople (398--404). Feast day: Sept 13 or Nov 13

fisher (ˈfɪʃə)
 
n
1.  a person who fishes; fisherman
2.  Also called: pekan
 a.  a large North American marten, Martes pennanti, having thick dark brown fur
 b.  the fur of this animal
3.  fisher of men an evangelist

Fisher (ˈfɪʃə)
 
n
1.  Andrew. 1862--1928, Australian statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of Australia (1908--09; 1910--13; 1914--15)
2.  Saint John. ?1469--1535, English prelate and scholar: executed for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as supreme head of the church. Feast day: June 22
3.  John Arbuthnot 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone. 1841--1920, British admiral; First Sea Lord (1904--10; 1914--15); introduced the dreadnought

John I
 
n
1.  surnamed Tzimisces. 925--976 ad, Byzantine emperor (969--976): extended Byzantine power into Bulgaria and Syria
2.  called the Great. 1357--1433, king of Portugal (1385--1433). He secured independence for Portugal by his victory over Castile (1385) and initiated Portuguese overseas expansion

Newfoundland (ˈnjuːfəndlənd, -fənlənd, -ˌlænd, njuːˈfaʊndlənd)
 
n
1.  an island of E Canada, separated from the mainland by the Strait of Belle Isle: with the Coast of Labrador, forms the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; consists of a rugged plateau with the Long Range Mountains in the west. Area: 110 681 sq km (42 734 sq miles)
2.  the former name for Newfoundland and Labrador
3.  a very large heavy breed of dog similar to a Saint Bernard with a flat coarse usually black coat

Saint John
 
n
1.  a port in E Canada, at the mouth of the St John River: the largest city in New Brunswick; very often not abbreviated to `St'. Pop: 90 762 (2001)
2.  an island in the Caribbean, in the Virgin Islands of the US. Pop: 4197 (2000). Area: 49 sq km (19 sq miles)
3.  Lake Saint John a lake in Canada, in S Quebec: drained by the Saguenay River. Area: 971 sq km (375 sq miles)
4.  a river in E North America, rising in Maine, US, and flowing northeast to New Brunswick, Canada, then generally southeast to the Bay of Fundy. Length: 673 km (418 miles)

St John (ˈsɪndʒən)
 
n
Henry. See (1st Viscount) Bolingbroke

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fisher
O.E. fiscere, agent noun from fish (v.). Began to be used of certain animals, hence perhaps the rise of the formation fisherman (1520s).
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Newfoundland [(nooh-fuhn-luhnd, nooh-fuhn-land)]

Province in eastern Canada consisting of the island of Newfoundland, the mainland area of Labrador, and their adjacent islands. St. John's is its capital and largest city.

Note: Newfoundland became Canada's tenth province in 1949. The remains of possible Viking settlements have been found in Newfoundland.
Note: It was the first overseas possession of England; fishing settlements began in the sixteenth century.
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Bible Dictionary

Fisher definition


Besides its literal sense (Luke 5:2), this word is also applied by our Lord to his disciples in a figurative sense (Matt. 4:19; Mark 1:17).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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