American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
- adj. Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings.
- adj. Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus; Christlike.
- adj. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents.
- adj. Showing a loving concern for others; humane.
- n. One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
- n. One who lives according to the teachings of Jesus.
- Christian, Charlie 1916-1942. American jazz guitarist and blues singer. One of the first to amplify the guitar, he influenced its emergence as a solo instrument in jazz.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or derived from Christ or his teachings: as, the Christian religion.
- Received into the body of the church of Christ; acting in the manner, or having the spiritual character, proper to a follower of Christ: as, a Christian man.
- Having adopted or believing in the religion of Christ: as, a Christian nation; a Christian community.
- In accord with or exhibiting the spirit of the teachings of Christ: as, Christian conduct.
- 5. Ecclesiastical.
- n. A believer in and follower of Jesus Christ; a member of a Christian church. This word occurs but three times in the New Testament, and then under circumstances which justify the conclusion that it was originally coined as a sneering appellation by the enemies of Christianity. The names employed by the followers of Christ in the apostolic church to designate themselves were disciples, followers, believers, brethren, and saints.
- n. Specifically, one who possesses the spiritual character proper to a follower of Christ; one who exemplifies in his life the teachings of Christ.
- n. A member of a nation which, as a whole, has adopted some form of Christianity: opposed to pagan, Moslem, and Jew.
- n. A civilized human being, as distinguished from a savage or a brute.
- n. (Generally pronounced, distinctively, krīs′ tian.) A member of an American sect which arose between 1793 and 1804 among the Methodists of North Carolina, the Baptists of Vermont, and the Presbyterians of Kentucky and Tennessee. These bodies, at first unknown to each other, severally rejected all names but that of Christians, and were soon organized into a common denomination, now known collectively as the Christian Connection. They have no formulated creed, but are generally Unitarians in doctrine and Baptists in practice, and their government is congregational. Thev have a general quadrennial conference, and number about 150,000.
- n. A member of a religious sect, properly designated Disciples of Christ (which see, under disciple).
- n. A member of Christ's College, Cambridge, or of Christ Church, Oxford.
- To baptize.
- n. A gold coin first struck in 1775 by Christian VII. of Denmark as duke of Holstein, of the value of a pistole, or about $4.12. Also christian d'or.
- n. A believer in Christianity.
- n. An individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ.
- n. A male given name found in England since the twelfth century.
- n. A female given name of medieval usage, rare today.
- n. A patronymic surname.
- adj. not comparable Of, like or relating to Christianity or Christians.
- adj. Kind, charitable; moral; a term of approbation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ.
- n. One born in a Christian country or of Christian parents, and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an opposing system.
- n. One of a Christian denomination which rejects human creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names. They are congregational in church government, and baptize by immersion. They are also called
Disciples of Christ, and Campbellites.
- n. One of a sect (called
Christian Connection) of open-communion immersionists. The Bible is their only authoritative rule of faith and practice.
- adj. Pertaining to Christ or his religion.
- adj. Pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical.
- adj. Characteristic of Christian people; civilized; kind; kindly; gentle; beneficent.
- n. a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
- adj. following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
- adj. relating to or characteristic of Christianity
- c. 1590, from Latin Christianus, from Ancient Greek Χριστιανός (Christianos), from Χριστός (Christos, "Christ, anointed one") + -ιανός (-ianos, "of, related to"); as if Christ + -ian. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English Cristen, from Old English cristen, from Latin Chrīstiānus, from Chrīstus, Christ; see Christ. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As an illustration in regard to religion, some months ago I met a family that to my certain knowledge has not set foot in a christian church in the last 30 years, neither have they any time for church people or life and yet all of them were furiously arguing at a meeting about the downgrading of Christian teaching and Christian values in this 'their Christian country'.”
“The Executive Committee feel assured that the peaceful means adopted by this society for the Christian civilization of the African races require only the advocacy of _Christian Ministers_ and the _Press_ generally to be responded to by the people of Great Britain.”
“Christian Ethics presupposes the _Christian doctrine of Sin_.”
“Christian brother -- a _Christian_ brother, mind you -- and I've been had up before the family tribunal for blasphemy, and condemned to everlasting punishment.”
“Then one day we heard that Commissioner Parker had been invited by the Christian Endeavorers of an up-town church to address them on Christian Citizenship.”
“Christian philanthropy, _if he is fully Christian_ in his idea and action, does what he does so well for the relief of the oppressed, or for the civilization of the degraded, because at the heart of his useful life he spiritually knows "Him that is invisible," and is animated by the thought that he works for beings capable, after this life's discipline, of "enjoying Him fully for ever.”
“As the devoted Christian missionary and pastor; as the faithful defender of the rights and liberties of the people of this land against ecclesiastical assumptions and civil disabilities; as the Editor for many years of the _Christian Guardian_, the official organ of our Church and the first religious journal in Canada; as the President of the”
“_Roman Christian_ is unobjectionable, since the Roman Church does not deny the name of Christian to those whom she calls heretics.”
“America, than is usual in Christian nations -- we say _Christian_ nations; for many of the heathen, the Chinese for instance, worship them, though probably with an allegorical connection that we do not understand.”
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