Definition of Donne, John in US English:

Donne, John

proper noun

  • (1572–1631), English poet and clergyman. A metaphysical poet, he is noted for his Satires (c.1590–99), Elegies (c.1590–99), and love poems, which appeared in the collection Songs and Sonnets. As dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, he was one of the most celebrated preachers of his age.


Donne, John