Definition of christen
- was christened when he was three months old
- They christened the baby Anne.
- The newspaper christened her as the reigning Queen of Tennis.
- They christened the new ballpark with a win.
He was christened when he was three months old.
They christened the baby Anna.
The politician was chosen to christen a new ship.
The newspaper has christened her as the reigning Queen of Tennis.
They christened the new ball park with a win.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: to baptize (someone)
: to name (someone) at baptism
: to officially give (something, such as a ship) a name in a ceremony that often involves breaking a bottle of champagne
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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