St John's

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.
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Saint John

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

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.

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.

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)

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)

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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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