Don Juan

\ ˈdän-ˈ(h)wän How to pronounce Don Juan (audio) , chiefly British and in poetry dän-ˈjü-ən\

Definition of Don Juan

 (Entry 1 of 9)

1 : a legendary Spaniard proverbial for his seduction of women
2 : a captivating man known as a great lover or seducer of women

Juan Carlos

biographical name
Juan Car·​los | \ ˈ(h)wän-ˈkär-ˌlōs How to pronounce Juan Carlos (audio) \

Definition of Juan Carlos (Entry 2 of 9)

1938–     grandson of Alfonso XIII king of Spain (1975–2014)

Juan de Fuca, Strait of

geographical name (1)
Juan de Fu·​ca, Strait of | \ ˌwän-də-ˈfyü-kə How to pronounce Juan de Fuca, Strait of (audio) , ˌhwän-\

Definition of Juan de Fuca, Strait of (Entry 3 of 9)

passage of the North Pacific 100 miles (161 kilometers) long between Canada (Vancouver Island in British Columbia) and the United States (the Olympic Peninsula in Washington)

Juan Fernández

geographical name (2)
Juan Fer·​nán·​dez | \ ˌwän-fər-ˈnan-dəs How to pronounce Juan Fernández (audio) , ˌhwän-fer-ˈnän-dās\

Definition of Juan Fernández (Entry 4 of 9)

three islands in the southeastern Pacific located west of Chile and belonging to Chile area 70 square miles (182 square kilometers)


geographical name (3)
\ ˌzhwäⁿ-lā-ˈpaⁿ How to pronounce Juan-les-Pins (audio) \

Definition of Juan-les-Pins (Entry 5 of 9)

town on Cap d'Antibes in southeastern France

San Juan

geographical name (4)
\ san-ˈwän How to pronounce San Juan (audio) , ˌsän-ˈhwän\

Definition of San Juan (Entry 6 of 9)

1 river 360 miles (579 kilometers) long in southwestern Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, and southeastern Utah flowing west into the Colorado River
2 city, port on an inlet of the Atlantic, and capital of Puerto Rico population 395,326
3 city in southern Texas near the Mexican border population 33,856
4 city in western Argentina north of Mendoza population 461,000

San Juan Hill

geographical name (5)

Definition of San Juan Hill (Entry 7 of 9)

hill in eastern Cuba near Santiago de Cuba

San Juan Islands

geographical name (6)

Definition of San Juan Islands (Entry 8 of 9)

islands of northwestern Washington in Puget Sound between Vancouver Island and the mainland

San Juan Mountains

geographical name (7)

Definition of San Juan Mountains (Entry 9 of 9)

a range of the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado — see uncompahgre peak

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Other Words from Don Juan


Don Juanism \ ˈdän-​ˈ(h)wän-​ˌi-​zəm How to pronounce Don Juanism (audio) , dän-​ˈjü-​ə-​ˌni-​ \ noun

Geographical name (4)

San Juanero \ ˌsan-​wä-​ˈner-​(ˌ)ō How to pronounce San Juanero (audio) , -​ˈhwä-​ \ noun

Examples of Don Juan in a Sentence

Noun at the hotel bar she was immediately hit on by the local Don Juan

First Known Use of Don Juan


1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Don Juan



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Don Juan

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English Language Learners Definition of Don Juan

: a man who has sexual relationships with many women

Don Juan

\ (ˈ)dän-ˈ(h)wän, British usually dän-ˈjü-ən\
plural Don Juans

Medical Definition of Don Juan

: a man who pursues women promiscuously

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to engage in dissolute behavior

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