Simple Definition of christen
: to baptize (someone)
: to name (someone) at baptism
: to officially give (something, such as a ship) a name in a ceremony that often involves breaking a bottle of champagne
Examples of christen in a sentence
He was christened when he was three months old.
They christened the baby Anna.
The politician was chosen to christen a new ship.
The newspaper has christened her as the reigning Queen of Tennis.
They christened the new ball park with a win.
Origin of christen
Middle English cristnen, from Old English cristnian, from cristen Christian, from Latin christianus
First Known Use: before 12th century
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