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1Christian

noun Chris·tian \ˈkris-chən, ˈkrish-\

: a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ

Full Definition of CHRISTIAN

1
a :  one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ
b (1) :  disciple 2
(2) :  a member of one of the Churches of Christ separating from the Disciples of Christ in 1906 (3) :  a member of the Christian denomination having part in the union of the United Church of Christ concluded in 1961
2
:  the hero in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
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Origin of CHRISTIAN

Latin christianus, adjective & noun, from Greek christianos, from Christos
First Known Use: 1526

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

2Christian

adjective

: of or relating to Jesus Christ or the religion based on his teachings

: of, relating to, or being Christians

: treating other people in a kind and generous way

Full Definition of CHRISTIAN

1
a :  of or relating to Christianity <Christian scriptures>
b :  based on or conforming with Christianity <Christian ethics>
2
a :  of, relating to, or being a Christian <Christian responsibilities>
b :  professing Christianity <a Christian affirmation> <a Christian country>
3
:  commendably decent or generous <has a very Christian concern for others>
Chris·tian·ly adjective or adverb

Examples of CHRISTIAN

  1. Many of my friends are Christian.
  2. He showed a very Christian concern for others.

First Known Use of CHRISTIAN

1547

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary
CHRISTIAN Defined for Kids

1Christian

noun Chris·tian \ˈkris-chən\

Definition of CHRISTIAN for Kids

1
:  a person who believes in Jesus Christ and follows his teachings
2
:  a member of a Christian church

2Christian

adjective

Definition of CHRISTIAN for Kids

1
:  of or relating to Jesus Christ or the religion based on his teachings
2
:  of or relating to people who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ <a Christian nation>
3
:  being what a person who practices Christianity should be or do <“ … I'd always feel that we had done a truly Christian act in helping him.” — Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea>
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