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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or occurring at Pentecost.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being any of various Christian religious congregations whose members seek to be filled with the Holy Spirit, in emulation of the Apostles at Pentecost.
  • n. A member of a Pentecostal congregation: "Pentecostals rejected the belief of many fundamentalists that . . . God had ceased to reveal himself to man” ( John B. Judis).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, or relating to Pentecost
  • adj. of, or relating to a Christian religious movement that emphasizes the Holy Spirit
  • n. a member of a Pentecostal church
  • n. An offering formerly made to the parish priest, or to the mother church, at Pentecost.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Pentecost or to Whitsuntide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Pentecost; occurring or happening at Pentecost: as, the pentecostal gift of tongues; pentecostal offerings.
  • Offerings formerly made at Pentecost or Whitsuntide by parishioners to their priest, or by inferior churches to the mother church, etc. Also called Whitsun-farthings.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or occurring at Pentecost
  • n. any member of a Pentecostal religious body
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of any of various Pentecostal religious bodies or their members

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