from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Nazareth.
- n. Jesus.
- n. A member of a sect of early Christians of Jewish origin who retained many of the prescribed Jewish observances.
- n. A member of an American Protestant denomination, the Church of the Nazarene, that follows many of the doctrines of early Methodism.
- adj. Of or relating to Nazareth or its inhabitants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to Nazareth or its people.
- adj. Of or relating to the Church of the Nazarene.
- n. A person from Nazareth. Ναζωραῖος
- n. Jesus Christ. Usually with 'the'.
- n. Members of the Church of the Nazarene.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A native or inhabitant of Nazareth; -- a term of contempt applied to Christ and the early Christians.
- proper n. One of a sect of Judaizing Christians in the first and second centuries, who observed the laws of Moses, and held to certain heresies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inhabitant of Nazareth, a town in Galilee, Palestine: a name given (in contempt) to Christ, and to the early converts to Christianity (Acts xxiv. 5); hence, a Christian.
- n. A member of a sect of Jewish Christians which continued to the fourth century.
- n. plural The name given to a coterie of painters in Germany in the early nineteenth eontury who were especially opposed to the classicism of Winckelmann and endeavored to return to the religious intensity of the middle ages and early Renaissance. They formed themselves especially on the Italian primitives, the painters before Raphael, and to a certain extent corresponded to the pre-Raphaelites of England. The leading painters were Overbeck (1789–1869), Schnorr (1794–1872), and Führich (1800–1876).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the Nazarenes or their religion
- n. an inhabitant of Nazareth
- adj. of or relating to the town of Nazareth or its inhabitants
- n. a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome
- n. an early name for any Christian
After Adam asks the question, a loud voice resounds through the room: "Jesus Christ the Nazarene is my name."
The results of its ignoble teaching are only too evident in the East: the Christians of the so-called (and miscalled) “Holy Land” are a disgrace to the faith and the idiomatic Persian term for a Nazarene is “Tarsá” = funker, coward.
One of the prophecies about Jesus that often is overlooked is found in Matthew 2:23: “He will be called a Nazarene.”
“So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: ‘He will be called a Nazarene’” Matt.
He went and lived in a town called Nazareth So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: “He will be called a Nazarene.”
If you derive the word Nazarene, which not a few do, from Nazir, a
The word Nazarene, denoting the birthplace of Christianity, which is said to be still used in that region, was, as we know, very speedily superseded by its wider title, as the Creed broke out of local limits and was proclaimed universal.
I swear, my mouth hasn't been that happy since the Nazarene was a corporal.
Yet we have a consecrated death; the only other one being that of Samson; whose hair was plaited into 7 plaits: the Nazarene with 7 horns; the Lamb with the 7 horns and 7 eyes being the Resurrection and the Life itself; and called a Nazarene for just this reason.
I don't know if it's been mentioned, but any chance the Nazareth link is a reverse engineering from 'he shall be called a Nazarene'?