Christian

noun
Chris·tian | \ ˈkris-chən , ˈkrish- \

Definition of Christian 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ

b(1) : disciple sense 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

Christian

adjective

Definition of Christian (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : of or relating to Christianity Christian scriptures

b : based on or conforming with Christianity Christian ethics

2a : of, relating to, or being a Christian Christian responsibilities

b : professing Christianity a Christian affirmation a Christian country

3 : treating other people in a kind or generous way has a very Christian concern for others

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Other words from Christian

Adjective

Christianly adjective or adverb

Examples of Christian in a Sentence

Adjective

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

First Known Use of Christian

Noun

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Christian

Noun

Latin christianus, adjective & noun, from Greek christianos, from Christos — see Christ

Adjective

see Christian entry 1

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Christian

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Christian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ

Christian

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Christian (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

Christian

noun
Chris·tian | \ ˈkris-chən \

Kids Definition of Christian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person who believes in Jesus Christ and follows his teachings

2 : a member of a Christian church

Christian

adjective

Kids Definition of Christian (Entry 2 of 2)

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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