John Doe
John John (j[o^]n), n. [See {Johannes}.] A proper name of a man. [1913 Webster]

{John-apple}, a sort of apple ripe about St. John's Day. Same as {Apple-john}.

{John Bull}, an ideal personification of the typical characteristics of an Englishman, or of the English people.

{John Bullism}, English character. --W. Irving.

{John Doe} (Law), the name formerly given to the fictitious plaintiff in an action of ejectment. --Mozley & W.

{John Doree}, {John Dory}. [John (or F. jaune yellow) + Doree, Dory.] (Zo["o]l.) An oval, compressed, European food fish ({Zeus faber}). Its color is yellow and olive, with golden, silvery, and blue reflections. It has a round dark spot on each side. Called also {dory}, {doree}, and {St. Peter's fish}. [1913 Webster]


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  • John Doe — John Doe, weibliche Form: Jane Doe, ist ein englischer Platzhaltername für fiktive oder nicht identifizierte Personen. John war lange Zeit der häufigste englische Männername. Doe bezeichnet eine Hirschkuh. Der Begriff ist vor allem in den USA… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Doe — / jän dō/ n: a party to legal proceedings (as a suspect) whose true name is unknown or withheld compare jane roe, richard roe Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • John Doe — es un nombre que tiene las siguientes acepciones: La serie de televisión John Doe. Es la denominación usada en inglés para referirse a alguien indeterminado. (Véase Sin Nombre). La película de 1942 Meet John Doe, titulada en español Juan Nadie o… …   Wikipedia Español

  • John Doe — fictitious plaintiff in a legal action, attested from 1768 (in Blackstone). The fictitious defendant was Richard Roe. Replaced earlier John a nokes (1530s), who usually was paired with John a stiles. By 1852, John Doe was being used for any man… …   Etymology dictionary

  • John Doe! — John Doe ! John Doe ! est une série de bande dessinée. Scénario : Baloo Dessin : Alain Henriet Couleurs : Frédéric Besson Albums Tome 1 : Une pizza à l œil (2000) Tome 2 : Quatre saisons en enfer (2001) Tome 3  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • John doe ! — John Doe ! est une série de bande dessinée. Scénario : Baloo Dessin : Alain Henriet Couleurs : Frédéric Besson Albums Tome 1 : Une pizza à l œil (2000) Tome 2 : Quatre saisons en enfer (2001) Tome 3 : London… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • john doe — is a name given to an unidentified male who may be party to legal proceedings, or to an unidentified person in hospital, or dead. Jane Doe is the female equivalent …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • John Doe — John′ Doe′ [[t]doʊ[/t]] n. 1) an anonymous, average man 2) law a fictitious name used in legal proceedings for a male party whose true name is not known Compare Jane Doe Richard Roe 3) cvb an unidentified man: The police were looking for a John… …   From formal English to slang

  • John Doe — n [U and C] AmE used especially by the police to refer to a man whose name is not known →↑Jane Doe …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • John Doe — [ ,dʒan dou ] noun count AMERICAN a man whose name is not known. The name for such a woman is Jane Doe …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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