Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Christian gospel.
  • n. An evangelist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The Christian gospel
  • n. An evangelist

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Good news; announcement of glad tidings; especially, the gospel, or a gospel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The gospel, or one of the Gospels.
  • n. Good tidings.
  • n. A messenger or bearer of good tidings; an evangelist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings

Etymologies

Middle English evaungel, from Late Latin ēvangelium, from Greek euangelion, good news, from euangelos, bringing good news : eu-, eu- + angelos, messenger.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin evangelium, from Ancient Greek εὐαγγέλιον (euangelion, "good news"), from εὐάγγελος (euangelos, "bringing good news"), from εὖ (eu, "well") + ἀγγέλλειν (angelein, "to announce"). (Wiktionary)

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  • (n): 1. good news, especially that of the gospel;
    2. an evangelist

    January 11, 2009