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Christian

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noun Chris·tian \ˈkris-chən, ˈkrish-\

Simple Definition of Christian

  • : a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ

Full Definition of Christian

  1. 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. 2 :  the hero in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress

Origin of christian

Latin christianus, adjective & noun, from Greek christianos, from Christos


First Known Use: 1526

Other Christian Religious Terms


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Christian

adjective Chris·tian

Simple Definition of Christian

  • : 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. 1 a :  of or relating to Christianity <Christian scriptures> b :  based on or conforming with Christianity <Christian ethics>

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, or being a Christian <Christian responsibilities> b :  professing Christianity <a Christian affirmation> <a Christian country>

  3. 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.



1547

First Known Use of christian

1547

Other Christian Religious Terms



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