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Joan

fem. proper name, originally Joanna, fem. of Johannes (see John). Often 17c.-18c. used as a generic name for a female rustic. Among U.S. births, a top 10 name for girls born between 1930 and 1937.

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Joan (given name)

Joan is mainly a female name in the English language, but is a male name in Catalan, Occitan, and Dutch. It is related to the names John, Jane, Jean, Jeanne, Johan, Joanna, Juan, João, Ivana, Jovan, Jovana, Ioan, Ioana, Jan, Jann, Yanne, Jouan, Ioan, and Siobhán.

The English female name is an English form of the Old French name Johanne, a female variant of the male name Johannes. The name ultimately derives from the Biblical Hebrew name יוחנן Yôḥānān, short for יהוחנן Yəhôḥānān, meaning " Yahweh is merciful". Some commonly known uses include:

Joan (album)

Joan is a 1967 album by Joan Baez. Having exhausted the standard voice/guitar folksong format by 1967, Baez collaborated with composer Peter Schickele (with whom she'd worked on the 1966 Christmas album, Noël), on an album of orchestrated covers of mostly then-current pop and rock and roll songs. Works by Donovan, Paul Simon, Tim Hardin, the Beatles, and Richard Fariña were included, as well as selections by Jacques Brel and Edgar Allan Poe.

The recording of " Children of Darkness" was a tribute to Baez's brother-in-law, novelist and musician Richard Fariña, who had been killed in a motorcycle accident a year earlier.

"La Colombe" is a French anti-war anthem about French soldiers being sent to fight Algeria in the latter country's bid for independence.

The 2003 Vanguard reissue contains two bonus tracks: "Oh, Had I a Golden Thread" and "Autumn Leaves".

Jōan (era)

was a after Kaō and before Angen. This period spanned the years from April 1171 through July 1175. The reigning emperor was .

Jōan (era)

was a after Kaō and before Angen. This period spanned the years from April 1171 through July 1175. The reigning emperor was .

Joan

Joan may refer to:

  • Joan (given name) a female or male given name
  • Jōan (era), a Japanese era name
  • Joan Township, Ontario, a geographic township

Usage examples of "joan".

These should include da Vinci, Rousseau, Karl Marx, Rameses II, Nietzsche, Bakunin, Alcibiades, Eddy, Ben Jonson, Li Po, Nichiren Daishonin, Asoka, an Ice Age cavewife, Joan of Arc, Gilgamesh, Edwin Booth, Faust et al.

The only newcomers are the betweenmaid, Joan, and the nurse-valet who attended on my father-in-law.

Joan would have taken her degree that spring, and gone to work as a biophysicist until she found a husband.

In the normal course of events, Joan would have taken her degree that spring, and gone to work as a biophysicist until she found a husband.

I started splitting and Joan grabbed a bucksaw and started cutting blocks off an eight foot log.

Through the interstices of a protective net I saw the reflector-shaded, wire-caged gaslights which from aloft shed down their brilliance solely on to the court proper, a stylised version of a barnyard of some ancient abbey in the Avignon of Pope Joan, or Cahors of the turreted bridge, or grey-walled Carcassonne of the many candlesnuffer towers.

Except for Catania, Joan Richardson, and Lucy Edwards, who were nearly thirty, the women were all young.

He saw Catania fighting with her knife, saw tall Joan Richardson, her red hair floating black in moonlight, kill a man with her lance.

Joan Richardson, Lucy Edwards, and Catania took Penny Weber down to the creek, stomped on the ice to crack it.

Joan never met, as a woman with a consuming passion for the chastest concubinal fidelity, whose fate it was to be continually falling into the hands of licentious foes and suffering the worst extremities of rapine.

She wondered what Joan was up to with that apprentice, and what Lady Idonia would say if she found out that Christiana had lost track of her.

Joan, Brady returns to her office by a back entrance following the suicide of a Cochise County Jail inmate.

Caught in a vortex of arriving crooks The Shadow swished through the doorway, sending Joan ahead of him.

And little Joan had grown morose and was under the care of a dermatologist who was giving her antibiotics.

In February MOM premiered Broadway Melody a huge box-office success followed by Hollywood Revue of 1929, offering such stars as Marie Dressier, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Laurel and Hardy and Joan Crawford.