Baptist


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Bap·tist

 (băp′tĭst)
n.
1. A member of an evangelical Protestant church of congregational polity, following the Reformed tradition in worship and believing in freedom of conscience, separation of church and state, and baptism only of voluntary, conscious believers.
2. baptist One that baptizes.

[Middle English, baptizer, from Old French baptiste, from Late Latin baptista, from Greek baptistēs, from baptizein, to baptize; see baptize.]

Bap′tist adj.

Baptist

(ˈbæptɪst)
n
1. (Protestantism) a member of any of various Christian sects that affirm the necessity of baptism (usually of adults and by immersion) following a personal profession of the Christian faith
2. (Bible) the Baptist See John the Baptist
adj
(Protestantism) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of any Christian sect that affirms the necessity of baptism following a personal profession of the Christian faith

Bap•tist

(ˈbæp tɪst)

n.
1. a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion.
2. (l.c.) a person who baptizes.
3. the Baptist, John the Baptist.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Baptists.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin < Greek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Baptist - follower of Baptistic doctrinesBaptist - follower of Baptistic doctrines  
Baptist Church, Baptists - any of various evangelical Protestant churches that believe in the baptism of voluntary believers
Dunkard, Tunker, Dunker - an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
Northern Baptist - a member of the American Baptist Convention
Southern Baptist - a member of the Southern Baptist Convention
Translations
baptista
baptist
baptisti
baptist
バプテスト
침례교도
baptist
ผู้นับถือศาสนาคริสต์
người theo giáo phái Baptist

Baptist

[ˈbæptɪst]
A. Nbaptista mf, bautista mf
St John the BaptistSan Juan Bautista
B. CPD Baptist church NIglesia f Bautista

Baptist

[ˈbæptɪst]
nbaptiste mf
adj [minister, preacher, missionary] → baptiste; [chapel] → baptisteBaptist Church n
the Baptist Church → l'Église f baptiste

Baptist

nBaptist(in) m(f); the Baptist Church (= people)die Baptistengemeinde; (= teaching)der Baptismus

Baptist

[ˈbæptɪst] adj & n (Rel) → battista (m/f)
St John the Baptist → San Giovanni Battista

Baptist

مَعْمَدان baptista baptist Baptist Βαπτιστής baptista baptisti baptiste baptist Battista バプテスト 침례교도 doopsgezinde baptist baptysta baptista, batista баптист baptist ผู้นับถือศาสนาคริสต์ Baptist người theo giáo phái Baptist 施洗者
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They laughed and chatted all the way home, and little Baptist, up behind, thought that monsieur and madamoiselle were in charming spirits.
Grandfather was a deacon in the new Baptist Church, grandmother was busy with church suppers and missionary societies, and I was quite another boy, or thought I was.
The wide circumference of an elaborate ruff, beneath his grey beard, in the antiquated fashion of King James's reign, caused his head to look not a little like that of John the Baptist in a charger.
She was a pious, good girl,--a member of the Baptist church,--and as handsome as my poor mother had been.
It was over such dancing," I said, "that John the Baptist lost his head.
Rodd, the Baptist minister, had requested that, so far as was compatible with the fair accommodation of other customers, the sheep's trotters might be reserved for him.
He's a 'piscopalian mostly - but he jest let 'em hev it both sides o' the bow, 'sif he was a Baptist, an' sez he warn't goin' to give up Penn to any blame Moravian connection in Pennsylvania or anywheres else.
The face wore a disconcerted expression, as did, perhaps, that of St John the Baptist.
At Bun Hill this function was entrusted to on old Baptist minister.
And so I swear once more, by the mill-tails of hell and the head of John the Baptist, I'll never hit for the Outside till I make my pile.
Cummings, a Baptist minister well known in that part of the country, was driving by Baker's farm one night.
the Baptist on a charger shows that pagan myths have somewhat