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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

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

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