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john brown


Definitions from WordNet

Noun john brown has 1 sense
  1. Brown, John Brown - abolitionist who was hanged after leading an unsuccessful raid at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (1800-1858)
    --1 is a kind of abolitionist, emancipationist

Definitions from the Web

John Brown


1. John Brown

A prominent American abolitionist who believed that armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery. He gained notoriety after leading the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.

Sample Sentence: John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in the fight against slavery.


2. John Brown

A common placeholder name used to refer to an average or ordinary person.

Sample Sentence: "Let's say you're John Brown, just an everyday guy working hard to support your family."


3. John Brown

A Scottish football player who played as a forward for various clubs including Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian.

Sample Sentence: John Brown scored a stunning goal in the final minutes of the match.


1. John Brown

Referring to or characteristic of a popular or local figure named John Brown.

Sample Sentence: The John Brown festival brought the community together for a day of celebration.

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