Definitions

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

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

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  • 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

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

Middle English evaungel, from Late Latin ēvangelium, from Greek euangelion, good news, from euangelos, bringing good news : eu-, eu- + angelos, messenger.

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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").

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

    2. an evangelist

    January 11, 2009