Naz·​a·​rene ˌna-zə-ˈrēn How to pronounce Nazarene (audio)
: a native or resident of Nazareth
: a member of the Church of the Nazarene that is a Protestant denomination deriving from the merging of three holiness groups, stressing sanctification, and following Methodist polity
Nazarene adjective

Examples of Nazarene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The junior hit 28 homers last season as the Division II Player of the Year at Point Loma Nazarene before transferring to USD. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 June 2024 Smitty’s Service, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 2 at 3441 Adams Ave., San Diego. Mission Church of the Nazarene, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2 at 4750 Mission Gorge Place, San Diego. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 May 2024 The visitation for Hernandez Fuentes is limited to family and friends, said Melissa Moser, whose husband, Matt Moser, is the pastor of the Dundalk Church of the Nazarene, which shares space with Iglesia Solo Cristo Salva. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 10 Apr. 2024 Point Loma Nazarene University, at a crossroads, frets over its future April 14, 2024 The state retains authority over what curriculum can be used in public schools, state attorneys said in Woolard briefings, even in independent study charter schools where families are home-schooling. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2024 The Tigers are coached by Point Loma Nazarene grad Jay Johnson, a former USD assistant. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 May 2024 The county established partnerships with San Diego State University, Point Loma Nazarene University and Mira Mesa College. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2024 The questions are causing agita at Point Loma Nazarene University, which is debating whether to chase money and prestige to shore up its finances and better compete for the declining number of college-age people nationally. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2024 Zach Penrod Club: Red Sox Position: Pitcher Level: Double-A Age: 26 Idaho tie: Columbia High (2015 grad), Northwest Nazarene After three years in independent ball, including two with the Boise Hawks, the lefty got another shot after signing with the Red Sox in August. Michael Lycklama, Idaho Statesman, 9 Apr. 2024

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Word History


Middle English Nazaren, from Late Latin Nazarenus, from Greek Nazarēnos, from Nazareth Nazareth, Palestine

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Nazarene was in the 13th century

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“Nazarene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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Naz·​a·​rene ˌnaz-ə-ˈrēn How to pronounce Nazarene (audio)
: a person born or living in Nazareth
Nazarene adjective

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