Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who believes; one who gives credit to other evidence than that of personal knowledge; one who is firmly persuaded in his own mind of the truth or existence of something: as, a believer in ghosts.
  • noun An adherent of a religious faith; in a more restricted sense, a Christian; one who exercises faith in Christ.
  • noun In the early church, a baptized layman, in contradistinction to the clergy on the one hand, and to the catechumens, who were preparing for baptism, on the other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who believes; one who is persuaded of the truth or reality of some doctrine, person, or thing.
  • noun (Theol.) One who gives credit to the truth of the Scriptures, as a revelation from God; a Christian; -- in a more restricted sense, one who receives Christ as his Savior, and accepts the way of salvation unfolded in the gospel.
  • noun (Eccl. Hist.) One who was admitted to all the rights of divine worship and instructed in all the mysteries of the Christian religion, in distinction from a catechumen, or one yet under instruction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who believes; especially regarding religion.

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

  • noun a person who has religious faith
  • noun a supporter who accepts something as true

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

believe +‎ -er

Examples

  • That's why I was using the term believer in my comments.

    an atheist defends theists: part two: do unto others

  • "Have I not heard you often say, the wickeder any man was the better, provided he was what you call a believer?"

    Amelia — Volume 1

  • "Have I not heard you often say, the wickeder any man was the better, provided he was what you call a believer?"

    Amelia — Complete

  • That is a very disturbing video, If you are not a born again believer in Jesus Christ you do serve satan.

    THE TIMES ARE DIFFERENT

  • Grace, for the Christian believer, is a transformation that depends in large part on knowing yourself to be seen in a certain way: as significant, as wanted.

    The Velvet Reformation

  • Every believer is just as fervent as you Ranger2, and just as convinced of the sanctity of their dogma.

    On Same-Sex Couples and Catfish Derbies

  • Every believer is just as fervent as you Ranger2, and just as convinced of the sanctity of their dogma.

    On Same-Sex Couples and Catfish Derbies

  • That is a very disturbing video, If you are not a born again believer in Jesus Christ you do serve satan.

    THE TIMES ARE DIFFERENT

  • Grace, for the Christian believer, is a transformation that depends in large part on knowing yourself to be seen in a certain way: as significant, as wanted.

    A Flock Divided

  • Grace, for the Christian believer, is a transformation that depends in large part on knowing yourself to be seen in a certain way: as significant, as wanted.

    A Flock Divided

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