Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

baptist

play
noun bap·tist \ˈbap-tist, especially Southern ˈbab- also ˈbab-dist\

Definition of baptist

  1. 1 :  one that baptizes

  2. 2 capitalized :  a member or adherent of an evangelical Protestant denomination marked by congregational polity and baptism by immersion of believers only

Baptist adjective


13th Century

First Known Use of baptist

13th century



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up baptist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a smart aleck

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt angry maudlin oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ