christening

noun chris·ten·ing

Definition of christening

  1. :  the ceremony of baptizing and naming a child

Examples of christening in a Sentence

  1. The whole family was invited to the christening.

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First Known Use of christening

14th century


CHRISTENING Defined for English Language Learners

christening

noun

Definition of christening for English Language Learners

  • : the ceremony of baptizing and naming a child

  • : the official ceremony in which something (such as a ship) is named


CHRISTENING Defined for Kids

christening

noun chris·ten·ing \ˈkri-sniŋ, ˈkri-sən-iŋ\

Definition of christening for Students

  1. :  baptism



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