[kris-uh-ning, kris-ning] /ˈkrɪs ə nɪŋ, ˈkrɪs nɪŋ/
the ceremony of baptism, especially as accompanied by the giving of a name to a child.
a public ceremony in which a new ship is formally named and launched.
an act or instance of naming or dedicating something new.
[kris-uh n] /ˈkrɪs ən/
verb (used with object)
to receive into the Christian church by baptism; baptize.
to give a name to at baptism:
They christened her Mary.
to name and dedicate:
to christen a ship.
to make use of for the first time.
the Christian sacrament of baptism or the ceremony in which this is conferred
to give a Christian name to in baptism as a sign of incorporation into a Christian Church
another word for baptize
to give a name to (anything), esp with some ceremony
(informal) to use for the first time
“act or ceremony of baptizing,” c.1300, verbal noun from christen (v.). Old English had cristnung.
c.1200, from Old English cristnian “to baptize,” literally “to make Christian,” from cristen “Christian” (see Christian). General meaning of “to name” is attested from mid-15c. Related: Christened; christening.
To use for the first time: let’s christen the new bed (1990+)
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