- a seaport in and the capital of Newfoundland, on the SE part of the island.
- a seaport on and the capital of Antigua and Barbuda, in the E West Indies.
Also St. John.
- Lake, Lac Saint-Jean.
- a seaport in S New Brunswick, in SE Canada, on the Bay of Fundy.
[seynt jon; for 1 also sin-juh n]
- Henry, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke. Bolingbroke, 1st Viscount.
- an island of the Virgin Islands of the United States, in the E West Indies. About 20 sq. mi. (52 sq. km).
- Lake, a lake in SE Canada, in Quebec province, draining into the Saguenay River. 365 sq. mi. (945 sq. km).
- 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.
- a seaport in S New Brunswick, in SE Canada, on the Bay of Fundy, at the mouth of the St. John River.
- St. John's.
[noo-fuh n-luh nd, -land, -fuh nd-, nyoo-; noo-found-luh nd, nyoo-]
- a large island in E Canada. 42,734 sq. mi. (110,680 sq. km).
- a province in E Canada, composed of Newfoundland island and Labrador. 155,364 sq. mi. (402,390 sq. km). Capital: St. John's.
- one of a breed of large, powerful dogs having a dense, oily, usually black coat, raised originally in Newfoundland.
Antigua and Barbuda
- 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.
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Antigua and Barbuda
- 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)
- 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)
- an island in the Caribbean, in the Virgin Islands of the US. Pop: 4197 (2000). Area: 49 sq km (19 sq miles)
- Lake Saint John a lake in Canada, in S Quebec: drained by the Saguenay River. Area: 971 sq km (375 sq miles)
- 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)
- 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)
- the former name for Newfoundland and Labrador
- a very large heavy breed of dog similar to a Saint Bernard with a flat coarse usually black coat
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Word Origin and History for st. john's
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Newfoundland became Canada's tenth province in 1949. The remains of possible Viking settlements have been found in Newfoundland.
It was the first overseas possession of England; fishing settlements began in the sixteenth century.
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