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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Examples from the Web for St. Johns
Historical Examples
  • While we were up the St. Johns, he put the Islander in first-rate condition.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • If she takes a notion to come about, and run back to the St. Johns, we may miss her.

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

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • Your party want to go up the St. Johns for at least a month.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • She had had experience on a Charleston and a St. Johns steamer.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • I went next to the St. Johns House, which is kept by a lady.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • She is like the St. Johns, said Cicely solemnly; she is like papa.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
  • Mildmay, I am afraid, got little benefit by Mr. St. Johns prayer.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
  • This had been done by the auctioneer, before Mr. St. Johns death.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
  • His grave is still shown in the churchyard of St. Johns, Nuremberg.

    Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers William Edward Winks
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)

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)

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
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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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