Johnson

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʒɒnsən/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling( jonsən; for 3 also Sw. yŏŏnsôn)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
John•son  ( jonsən; for 3 also Sw. yŏŏnsôn),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalAndrew, 1808–75, seventeenth president of the U.S. 1865–69.
  2. Charles Spur•geon  ( jonsən; for 3 also Sw. yŏŏnsôn),USA pronunciation 1893–1956, U.S. educator and sociologist. Ey•vind  ( jonsən; for 3 also Sw. yŏŏnsôn),USA pronunciation 1900–76, Swedish writer: Nobel prize 1974.
  3. BiographicalGerald White, 1890–1980, U.S. writer.
  4. Howard (Deer•ing)  ( jonsən; for 3 also Sw. yŏŏnsôn),USA pronunciation 1896?–1972, U.S. businessman: founder of restaurant and motel chain.
  5. BiographicalJack (John Arthur), 1878–1946, U.S. heavyweight prizefighter: world champion 1908–15.
  6. BiographicalJames Price, 1891–1955, U.S. pianist and jazz composer.
  7. James Wel•don  ( jonsən; for 3 also Sw. yŏŏnsôn),USA pronunciation 1871–1938, U.S. poet and essayist. Lyn•don Baines  ( jonsən; for 3 also Sw. yŏŏnsôn),USA pronunciation 1908–73, thirty-sixth president of the U.S. 1963–69.
  8. BiographicalPhilip C(ortelyou), born 1906, U.S. architect and author.
  9. Rev•er•dy  ( jonsən; for 3 also Sw. yŏŏnsôn),USA pronunciation 1796–1876, U.S. lawyer and politician: senator 1845–49, 1863–68. Richard Men•tor  ( jonsən; for 3 also Sw. yŏŏnsôn),USA pronunciation 1780–1850, vice president of the U.S. 1837–41.
  10. BiographicalSamuel ("Dr. Johnson''), 1709–84, English lexicographer, critic, poet, and conversationalist.
  11. Virginia E(sh•el•man)  ( jonsən; for 3 also Sw. yŏŏnsôn),USA pronunciation born 1925, U.S. psychologist: researcher on human sexual behavior (wife of William H. Masters).
  12. BiographicalWalter Perry ("Big Train''), 1887–1946, U.S. baseball player.
  13. BiographicalSir William, 1715–74, British colonial administrator in America, born in Ireland.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
ˈJohnson /ˈdʒɒnsən/ n
  1. Amy 1903–41, British aviator, who made several record flights, including those to Australia (1930) and to Cape Town and back (1936)
  2. Andrew 1808–75, US Democrat statesman who was elected vice president under the Republican Abraham Lincoln; 17th president of the US (1865–69), became president after Lincoln's assassination. His lenience towards the South after the American Civil War led to strong opposition from radical Republicans, who tried to impeach him
  3. Earvin (ˈɜːvɪn), known as Magic. born 1959, US basketball player
  4. Eyvind (ˈevɪnt). 1900–76, Swedish novelist and writer, whose novels include the Krilon trilogy (1941–43): joint winner of the Nobel prize for literature 1974
  5. Jack 1878–1946, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1908–15)
  6. Lionel (Pigot) 1867–1902, British poet and critic, best known for his poems "Dark Angel" and "By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross"
  7. Lyndon Baines known as LBJ. 1908–73, US Democrat statesman; 36th president of the US (1963–69). His administration carried the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965, but he lost popularity by increasing US involvement in the Vietnam war
  8. Martin. born 1970, English Rugby Union footballer; captain of the England team that won the World Cup in 2003.
  9. Michael (Duane) born 1967, US athlete: world (1995) and Olympic (1996) 200- and 400-metre gold medallist
  10. Philip (Cortelyou). 1906–2005, US architect and writer; his buildings include the New York State Theater (1964) and the American Telephone and Telegraph building (1978–83), both in New York
  11. Robert ?1898–1937, US blues singer and guitarist
  12. Samuel known as Dr. Johnson. 1709–84, British lexicographer, critic, and conversationalist, whose greatest works are his Dictionary (1755), his edition of Shakespeare (1765), and his Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779–81). His fame, however, rests as much on Boswell's biography of him as on his literary output
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