to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism:
They baptized the new baby.
to cleanse spiritually; initiate or dedicate by purifying.
to give a name to at baptism; christen.
to administer baptism.
She regularly attended the evangelical Citygate Church in Bournemouth and was baptised there.
British Mother ‘Poisoned’ To Death By Pot The Telegraph January 30, 2014
And finally life appeared; it yawned three times, and was baptised and buried in consecrated ground.
Jeanne d’Arc Mrs.(Margaret) Oliphant
baptised, rum, brandy, or any other spirits that have been lowered with water.
The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew Unknown
Those of the priory of Little Dunmow, Essex, according to an old chartulary, were new cast and baptised in 1501.
English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
Or, again, there are the people who are buried or were baptised in these churches.
The History of London Walter Besant
Three weeks after these events a number of Indians were baptised by our missionary.
The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
Then the latest Scruggs baby was brought forward to be baptised.
The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
He also came forward to be baptised with holy water in England, which had for some while past been versed in Christianity.
The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus (“Saxo the Learned”)
In those days, if a Jew were baptised, he forfeited all he had to the King.
Our Little Lady Emily Sarah Holt
Being a delicate infant, he was baptised in Ealing church when one day old.
The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. I (of 2) Alexander Michie
(Christianity) to immerse (a person) in water or sprinkle water on (a person) as part of the rite of baptism
(transitive) to give a name to; christen
(transitive) to cleanse; purify
c.1300, from Old French batisier (11c.), from Latin baptizare, from Greek baptizein “to immerse, to dip in water,” also used figuratively, e.g. “to be over one’s head” (in debt, etc.), “to be soaked (in wine);” in Greek Christian usage, “baptize;” from baptein “to dip, steep, dye, color,” from PIE root *gwabh- “to dip, sink.” Christian baptism originally consisted in full immersion. Related: Baptized; baptizing.
to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism: They baptized the new baby. to cleanse spiritually; initiate or dedicate by purifying. to give a name to at baptism; christen. to administer baptism. Historical Examples A well-known politician, who died only recently, was born in the village, and […]
Ecclesiastical. a ceremonial immersion in water, or application of water, as an initiatory rite or sacrament of the Christian church. any similar ceremony or action of initiation, dedication, etc. a trying or purifying experience or initiation. Christian Science. purification of thought and character. Contemporary Examples Had my baptism of fire my first day here when […]
- Baptism for the dead
the baptism of a living person in the place of and for the sake of one who has died unbaptized: now practiced chiefly by Mormons. only mentioned in 1 Cor. 15:29. This expression as used by the apostle may be equivalent to saying, “He who goes through a baptism of blood in order to join […]
- Baptism of fire
spiritual sanctification as a gift of the Holy Ghost. the first time a soldier faces battle. any severe ordeal that tests one’s endurance. noun a soldier’s first experience of battle any initiating ordeal or experience (Christianity) the penetration of the Holy Ghost into the human spirit to purify, consecrate, and strengthen it, as was believed […]