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St. Johns

noun
1.
Adela Rogers, 1894–1988, U.S. journalist and writer.
2.
a river flowing N and E through NE Florida into the Atlantic. 276 miles (444 km) long.
3.
French St.-Jean. a city in S Quebec, in E Canada.

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.

Saint John

noun
1.
2.
a seaport in S New Brunswick, in SE Canada, on the Bay of Fundy.

St. John

[seynt jon; for 1 also sin-juh n] /ˌseɪnt ˈdʒɒn; for 1 also ˈsɪn dʒən/
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.
Lake, 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
1.
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-fuh n-luh nd, -land, -fuh nd-, nyoo-; noo-found-luh nd, nyoo-] /ˈnu fən lənd, -ˌlænd, -fənd-, ˈnyu-; nuˈfaʊnd lənd, nyu-/
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.
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Examples from the Web for St. Johns
Historical Examples
  • Some of the newer kinds have the handsome large flowers of the St. Johns Wort.

    The Wild Garden William Robinson
  • If she takes a notion to come about, and run back to the St. Johns, we may miss her.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • A nightly watch was also established in the town of St. Johns, and a tax levied upon the inhabitants to defray the expenses of it.

  • "We are bound to the southward, coming down from St. Johns bar," I replied.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • St. Johns Church at Hampton bore the royal arms carved on its steeple.

    The Colonial Cavalier Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • I went next to the St. Johns House, which is kept by a lady.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • Their dissatisfaction was of short duration, as the wind shifted, and soon we were safely anchored at St. Johns.

    Torrey's Narrative William Torrey
  • Starting from the house of the founder they mark the way to St. Johns churchyard.

    The Story of Nuremberg Cecil Headlam
  • The Southern soldiers were higher up the St. Johns, on the west side.

  • His plot discovered, he had fled to St. Johns Wood for concealment.

    Haunted London Walter Thornbury
British Dictionary definitions for St. Johns

Antigua and Barbuda

noun
1.
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: 90 156 (2013 est). Area: 442 sq km (171 sq miles)

Newfoundland

/ˈnjuːfəndlənd; -fənlənd; -ˌlænd; njuːˈfaʊndlənd/
noun
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

noun
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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Word Origin and History for St. Johns

Newfoundland

1585, from newfound + land (n.). In reference to a type of dog, from 1773. Related: Newfoundlander. Colloquial shortening Newfie for the inhabitants or the place is recorded from 1942.

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St. Johns in Culture
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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