covenanter

noun
cov·​e·​nant·​er | \ ˈkə-və-ˌnan-tər How to pronounce covenanter (audio) , sense 1 also ˌkə-və-ˈnan- \

Definition of covenanter

1 capitalized : a signer or adherent of the Scottish National Covenant of 1638
2 : one that makes a covenant

First Known Use of covenanter

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about covenanter

Time Traveler for covenanter

Time Traveler

The first known use of covenanter was in 1638

See more words from the same year

Statistics for covenanter

Cite this Entry

“Covenanter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/covenanter. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on covenanter

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about covenanter

Comments on covenanter

What made you want to look up covenanter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!