Simple Definition of baptism
: a Christian ceremony in which a small amount of water is placed on a person's head or in which a person's body is briefly placed under water
Full Definition of baptism
1 a : a Christian sacrament marked by ritual use of water and admitting the recipient to the Christian community b : a non-Christian rite using water for ritual purification c Christian Science : purification by or submergence in Spirit
2 : an act, experience, or ordeal by which one is purified, sanctified, initiated, or named
Examples of baptism
There were over 100 baptisms at our church last year.
He received the sacrament of baptism as an infant.
Origin of baptism
Middle English baptisme
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with baptism
abysm, ageism, autism, baalism, Birchism, bossism, bruxism, Buddhism, casteism, centrism, charism, Chartism, classism, cubism, cultism, czarism, deism, dwarfism, faddism, fauvism, Gaullism, Grecism, Hobbism, holism, Jainism, Klanism, leftism, lyrism, Mahdism, Maoism, Marxism, monism, mutism, Nazism, nudism, Orphism, priggism, purism, Ramism, rightism, sadism, Saivism, sapphism, Scotism, sexism, Shaktism, Shiism, Sikhism, simplism, snobbism, sophism, statism, Sufism, tachism, Tantrism, Taoism, theism, Thomism, tourism, tropism, truism, Turkism, verism, Whiggism, Yahwism
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up baptism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).