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Christian

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

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 and Etymology of christian

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

Other Christian Religious Terms


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Christian

adjective

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

Christianly

adjective or adverb

Examples of christian in a Sentence

  1. Many of my friends are Christian.

  2. He showed a very Christian concern for others.

Origin and Etymology of christian

Other Christian Religious Terms


CHRISTIAN Defined for English Language Learners

Christian

noun

Definition of Christian for English Language Learners

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


Christian

adjective

Definition of Christian for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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Christian

noun Chris·tian \ ˈkris-chən \

Definition of Christian for Students

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

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Christian

adjective

Definition of Christian for Students

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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