Definition of Smith, John in US English:

Smith, John

noun

  • (circa 1580–1631), American colonist; born in England. One of the leading promoters of English colonization in America, he helped to found the colony of Jamestown in 1607 and served as its president 1608–09. When captured by Indians from Powhatan's tribe, he was rescued by Pocahontas, Powhatan's daughter.

Pronunciation

Smith, John

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