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chris·ten·ing

 (krĭs′ə-nĭng)
n.
1. The Christian sacrament of baptizing and naming an infant.
2. An inaugural ceremony in which something is declared ready for use, as when a newly built ship is named and launched.

christening

(ˈkrɪsənɪŋ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the Christian sacrament of baptism or the ceremony in which this is conferred

chris•ten•ing

(ˈkrɪs ə nɪŋ, ˈkrɪs nɪŋ)

n.
1. the ceremony of baptism, esp. as accompanied by the giving of a name to a child.
2. a public ceremony in which a new ship is formally named and launched.
3. an act or instance of naming or dedicating something new.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.christening - giving a Christian name at baptismchristening - giving a Christian name at baptism  
baptism - a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"
Translations
křest
dåb
ristiäiset
krštenje
洗礼
세례
krst
dop
การทำพิธีล้างบาปและตั้งชื่อ
lễ rửa tội

christening

[ˈkrɪsnɪŋ]
A. Nbautizo m, bautismo m
B. CPD christening gown, christening robe Nfaldón m de bautizo

christening

[ˈkrɪsənɪŋ] nbaptême m

christening

nTaufe f; christening robeTaufkleid nt

christening

[ˈkrɪsnɪŋ] nbattesimo

christening

تَعْمِيد křest dåb Taufe βάφτιση bautizo ristiäiset baptême krštenje battesimo 洗礼 세례 doop dåp chrzest batismo крещение dop การทำพิธีล้างบาปและตั้งชื่อ vaftiz lễ rửa tội 洗礼仪式
References in classic literature ?
Baptists don't believe in christening babies, do they, Jim?
It contained a contribution to their board in the shape of a silver spoon and battered silver mug, which Jessie chose to facetiously consider as an affecting reminiscence of the youthful Kearney's christening days--which it probably was.
Not that they had ever quarrelled (Miss Mills informed me); but that having been, on the occasion of Dora's christening, invited to tea, when they considered themselves privileged to be invited to dinner, they had expressed their opinion in writing, that it was 'better for the happiness of all parties' that they should stay away.
Lammeter, he'd have no way but he must be married in Janiwary, which, to be sure, 's a unreasonable time to be married in, for it isn't like a christening or a burying, as you can't help; and so Mr.
Yes, go certainly,' replied the Mouse, 'and when you eat anything good, think of me; I should very much like a drop of the red christening wine.
Elizabeth was chiefly struck by his extraordinary deference for Lady Catherine, and his kind intention of christening, marrying, and burying his parishioners whenever it were required.
I require that his majesty should deign to be godfather to the child she has just borne; and that my lord, after having been present at the christening, should go to proffer his homage to our Holy Father the Pope.
Altogether, since no prospects were attached to his family name, and since a new christening seemed a suitable commencement of a new life, Mr.
I mean to bring out my best brocade, that I wore at your christening twenty years ago," said Mrs.
The sargeant read me the chapter about him, the night before my christening, and a mighty asement it was to listen to anything from the book.
Though you have said nothing we cannot, of course, look on him as a little stranger, and so I am sending him the old Lashmar christening mug.
The countryman than began to tell his tale, and said he was going to take the goose to a christening.