from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who teaches or professes faith in a gospel.
- n. One who reads or sings the Gospel as part of a church service.
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- n. A person who preaches from the Gospels
- n. A singer of gospel music
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the four evangelists.
- n. A follower of Wyclif, the first English religious reformer; hence, a Puritan.
- n. A priest or deacon who reads the gospel at the altar during the communion service.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writer of one of the four gospels.
- n. One who lays particular stress upon the gospel and strict adherence to its doctrines, more or less narrowly conceived, in opposition to ecclesiastical usages or traditions; a fervently evangelical Protestant; a Puritan: at the time of the Reformation and later, a term of reproach in the mouths of persons of ecclesiastical or rationalistic sympathies.
- n. A deacon, or a bishop or priest acting as deacon, at the celebration of the eucharist or holy communion: so called from his office of reading the liturgical gospel, in distinction from the epistler or subdeacon, who reads the epistle. See gospel, n., 5.
- n. An earnest preacher of the gospel; an evangelist; a missionary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a preacher of the Christian gospel
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