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Chris·tian

 (krĭs′chən)
adj.
1. Professing belief in Jesus as Christ or following the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. Relating to or derived from Jesus or Jesus's teachings.
3. Manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus, especially in showing concern for others.
4. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity or its adherents.
n.
1. One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows a religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. One who lives according to the teachings of Jesus.

[Middle English Cristen, from Old English cristen, from Latin Chrīstiānus, from Chrīstus, Christ; see Christ.]

Chris′tian·ly adj. & adv.

Christian

(ˈkrɪstʃən)
n
1. (Theology)
a. a person who believes in and follows Jesus Christ
b. a member of a Christian Church or denomination
2. (Theology) informal a person who possesses Christian virtues, esp practical ones
adj
3. (Theology) of, relating to, or derived from Jesus Christ, his teachings, example, or his followers
4. (Theology) (sometimes not capital) exhibiting kindness or goodness
ˈChristianly adj, adv

Christian

(ˈkrɪstʃən)
n
(Biography) Charlie. 1919–42, US jazz guitarist

Chris•tian

(ˈkrɪs tʃən)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings.
2. of, pertaining to, or adhering to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
3. of or pertaining to Christians.
4. exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of Jesus Christ, as in having a loving regard for others.
5. humane; decent; generous.
n.
6. a person who believes in Jesus Christ; an adherent of Christianity.
7. a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ.
[1250–1300; Middle English, Old English cristen < Latin Chrīstiānus < Greek Chrīstiānós=Chrīst(ós) Christ + -iānos < Latin -iānus -ian]
Chris′tian•ly, adj., adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denominationChristian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
Christian church, church - one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
Adventist, Second Adventist - a member of Christian denomination that expects the imminent advent of Christ
gentile - a Christian; "Christians refer to themselves as gentiles"
goy, non-Jew, gentile - a Christian as contrasted with a Jew
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
Quaker, Friend - a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
Catholic - a member of a Catholic church
Old Catholic - a member of the church formed in the 19th century by German Catholics who refused to accept the infallibility of the Pope
Copt - a member of the Coptic Church
Apostle - (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
Apostelic Father, Apostle - any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
arianist - an adherent of Arianism (the belief that Jesus Christ was not truly God)
born-again Christian - a Christian who has experienced a dramatic conversion to faith in Jesus
communicant - a person entitled to receive Communion
Melchite, Melkite - an Orthodox Christian or Uniate Christian belonging to the patriarchate of Alexandria or Antioch or Jerusalem
Melchite, Melkite - an eastern Christian in Egypt or Syria who adheres to the Orthodox faith as defined by the council of Chalcedon in 451 and as accepted by the Byzantine emperor
Nazarene - an early name for any Christian
Shaker - a member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world
Tractarian - a follower of Tractarianism and supporter of the Oxford movement (which was expounded in pamphlets called `Tracts for the Times')
Adj.1.Christian - relating to or characteristic of Christianity; "Christian rites"
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
2.christian - following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
unchristian - not of a Christian faith
Translations
المَسيحي، النَّصْرانيمَسيحي، نَصْرانيمَسِيحِيّ
křesťankřesťanskýKristián
kristenChristian
kristittyKristian
kršćaninkršćankakršćanski
kereszténykeresztény v. keresztyén
Kristen
kristinn, kristilegurkristinn, kristinnar trúarKristján
キリスト教のキリスト教徒
기독교도기독교의
ChristianaChristianus
krikščioniskrikščioniškaskrikščionybėkrikštavardisvardas
kristietiskristīgs
kresťankresťanský
kristjankrščanski
kristenKristian
เกี่ยวกับชาวคริสต์คริสตศาสนิกชน
HristiyanHristiyan dinine ait
người theo đạo Thiên chúatheo đạo Thiên chúa

Christian

[ˈkrɪstɪən]
A. ADJcristiano
B. Ncristiano/a m/f
C. CPD Christian Democrat N (Pol) → democratacristiano/a m/f, democristiano/a m/f
Christian Democrat(ic) Party N (Pol) → partido m democratacristiano, partido m democristiano
Christian name Nnombre m de pila
Christian Science NCiencia f Cristiana
Christian Scientist NCientífico/a m/f Cristiano/a

Christian

[ˈkrɪstʃən]
adjchrétien(ne)
nchrétien(ne) m/fChristian Democrat nchrétien(ne)-démocrate m/fChristian Democratic adjchrétien-démocrate

Christian

nChrist m
adj (lit, fig)christlich

Christian

:
Christian name
nVor- or Rufname m; to be on Christian termssich mit Vornamen anreden
Christian Science
nChristian Science f
Christian Scientist
nAnhänger(in) m(f)der Christian Science

Christian

[ˈkrɪstɪən]
1. adjcristiano/a; (also christian) (fig) → caritatevole
2. ncristiano/a

Christian

(ˈkristʃən) noun
a follower of or a believer in Christ.
adjective
He had a Christian upbringing.
ˌChristiˈanity (-ˈӕnəti) noun
the religion of Christ.
christian name (American given name)
the personal name given in addition to the surname. Peter is his Christian name.

Christian

مَسِيحِيّ křesťan, křesťanský kristen Christ, christlich χριστιανικός, Χριστιανός cristiano kristitty chrétien kršćanin, kršćanski cristiano キリスト教の, キリスト教徒 기독교도, 기독교의 christelijk, christen kristen chrześcijanin, chrześcijański cristão христианин, христианский kristen เกี่ยวกับชาวคริสต์, คริสตศาสนิกชน Hristiyan người theo đạo Thiên chúa, theo đạo Thiên chúa 基督徒, 基督教的
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