Christian



[kris-chuh n] /ˈkrɪs tʃən/

noun
1.
Charlie, 1916–42, U.S. jazz guitarist.
[kris-chuh n] /ˈkrɪs tʃən/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or derived from or His teachings:
a Christian faith.
2.
of, pertaining to, believing in, or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of :
Spain is a Christian country.
3.
of or relating to Christians:
many Christian deaths in the Crusades.
4.
exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of ; Christlike:
She displayed true Christian charity.
5.
decent; respectable:
They gave him a good Christian burial.
6.
human; not brutal; humane:
Such behavior isn’t Christian.
noun
7.
a person who believes in ; adherent of .
8.
a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of :
He died like a true Christian.
9.
a member of any of certain Protestant churches, as the and the Plymouth Brethren.
10.
the hero of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.
11.
a male given name.
noun
1.
1818–1906, king of Denmark 1863–1906.
noun
1.
1870–1947, king of Denmark 1912–47.
/ˈkrɪstʃən/
noun
1.

2.
(informal) a person who possesses Christian virtues, esp practical ones
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or derived from Jesus Christ, his teachings, example, or his followers
4.
(sometimes not capital) exhibiting kindness or goodness
/ˈkrɪstʃən/
noun
1.
Charlie. 1919–42, US jazz guitarist
noun
1.
1890–1947, king of Denmark (1912–47) and Iceland (1918–44)
n., adj.

16c., forms replacing earlier Christen, from Old English cristen (noun and adjective), from a West Germanic borrowing of Church Latin christianus, from Ecclesiastical Greek christianos, from Christos (see Christ). First used in Antioch, according to Acts xi:25-26. Christian Science as the name of a religious sect is from 1863.

A follower or disciple of Jesus; someone who believes Jesus is the Christ or Messiah. The New Testament mentions that the followers of Jesus were first called Christians within a few years after his death.

A follower of Jesus and his teachings. Christian is also a descriptive term for the institutions and practices of Christianity.

the name given by the Greeks or Romans, probably in reproach, to the followers of Jesus. It was first used at Antioch. The names by which the disciples were known among themselves were “brethren,” “the faithful,” “elect,” “saints,” “believers.” But as distinguishing them from the multitude without, the name “Christian” came into use, and was universally accepted. This name occurs but three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16).

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