Definition of apostle
- St. Boniface, the Apostle of Germany
- apostles of high technology
a fervent apostle of universal health care
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: any one of the 12 men chosen by Jesus Christ to spread the Christian religion
: someone who believes in or supports an idea, cause, etc.
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