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dis·ci·ple

 (dĭ-sī′pəl)
n.
1.
a. One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another.
b. An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
2. often Disciple One of the original followers of Jesus.
3. Disciple A member of the Disciples of Christ.

[Middle English, from Old English discipul and from Old French desciple, both from Latin discipulus, pupil, from discere, to learn; see dek- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·ci′ple·ship′ n.

disciple

(dɪˈsaɪpəl)
n
1. (Philosophy) a follower of the doctrines of a teacher or a school of thought
2. (Bible) one of the personal followers of Christ (including his 12 apostles) during his earthly life
[Old English discipul, from Latin discipulus pupil, from discere to learn]
disˈcipleˌship n
discipular adj

dis•ci•ple

(dɪˈsaɪ pəl)

n.
1. any professed follower of Christ in His lifetime, esp. one of the 12 apostles.
2. (cap.) a member of the Disciples of Christ.
3. a pupil or an adherent of another; follower: a disciple of Freud.
[before 900; Middle English deciple (< Anglo-French de(s)ciple), Old English discipul < Latin discipulus=dis- dis-1 + -cip(ere), comb. form of capere to take + -ulus -ule]
dis•ci′ple•like`, adj.
dis•ci′ple•ship`, n.

disciple

, discipline - Disciple comes from a Latin word meaning "learner" and discipline comes from one meaning "instruction, knowledge."
See also related terms for instruction.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of anotherdisciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Zen Buddhist - an adherent of the doctrines of Zen Buddhism
Mahayanist - an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism
Hinayanist - an adherent of Hinayana Buddhism
Lamaist - (Buddhism) an adherent of Lamaism
Tantrist - an adherent of Tantrism
Jainist - a believer in Jainism
Shintoist - a believer in Shintoism
Rasta, Rastafarian - follower of Rastafarianism
Mithraist - adherent of Mithraism
Zoroastrian - follower of Zoroaster and Zoroastrianism
absolutist - one who advocates absolutism
amoralist - someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid
animist - one who accepts the doctrine of animism
antinomian - a follower of the doctrine of antinomianism
Apostle - (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
Aristotelean, Aristotelian, Peripatetic - a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism
Bahai - a teacher of or believer in Bahaism
Tao, Taoist - an adherent of any branch of Taoism
clericalist - one who advocates clericalism
Donatist - an adherent of Donatism
Druse, Druze - an adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God; "a Druze is permitted to conform outwardly to the faith of the unbelievers among whom he lives"
dualist - an adherent of dualism
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Hussite - an adherent of the religious reforms of John Huss
Ismaili, Ismailian - an adherent of Ismailism; a member of the Ismaili branch of Shiism
Lutheran - follower of Lutheranism
Mahdist - an adherent of Mahdism
Manichaean, Manichean, Manichee - an adherent of Manichaeism
Monophysite - an adherent of Monophysitism
Neoplatonist - an adherent of Neoplatonism
diabolist, Satanist - an adherent of Satan or Satanism
Sikh - an adherent of Sikhism
Socinian - an adherent of the teachings of Socinus; a Christian who rejects the divinity of Christ and the Trinity and original sin; influenced the development of Unitarian theology
totalitarian - an adherent of totalitarian principles or totalitarian government
Unitarian - adherent of Unitarianism
Trinitarian - adherent of Trinitarianism
Arminian - adherent of Arminianism
votary - a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity; "the cultured votary of science"

disciple

noun
1. apostle, follower Jesus and his disciples
2. follower, student, supporter, pupil, convert, believer, partisan, devotee, apostle, adherent, proselyte, votary, catechumen a major intellectual figure with disciples throughout Europe
follower leader, teacher, master, guru, swami see the twelve apostles

The Twelve Disciples

Andrew, Bartholomew, James, John, Judas, Jude, Matthew, Peter, Philip, Simon, Thomas

disciple

noun
One who supports and adheres to another:
Translations
تِلْميذ
učedník
discipeltilhænger
lærisveinn
māceklissekotājs
učenec

disciple

[dɪˈsaɪpl] N (Rel) → discípulo/a m/f (fig) → discípulo/a m/f, seguidor(a) m/f

disciple

[dɪˈsaɪpəl] n
(gen) (= follower) [person, philosophy, régime] → disciple m
(= apostle) [Jesus] → disciple m

disciple

n (lit)Jünger m; (fig)Schüler(in) m(f), → Jünger(in) m(f) (usu iro)

disciple

[dɪˈsaɪpl] n (also) (fig) → discepolo/a

disciple

(diˈsaipl) noun
a person who believes in the teaching of another, especially one of the original followers of Christ. Jesus and his twelve disciples.
References in classic literature ?
The man is, most manifestly, a disciple of Apollo," cried the amused Alice, "and I take him under my own especial protection.
Carr did not disguise his annoyance at the loss of his young disciple and firm ally.
This, indeed, was a home,--home,--a word that George had never yet known a meaning for; and a belief in God, and trust in his providence, began to encircle his heart, as, with a golden cloud of protection and confidence, dark, misanthropic, pining atheistic doubts, and fierce despair, melted away before the light of a living Gospel, breathed in living faces, preached by a thousand unconscious acts of love and good will, which, like the cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple, shall never lose their reward.
As His disciple I adopt His pure, His merciful, His benignant doctrines.
The honoured parent steering Northward, had not gone far, when he was joined by another disciple of Izaak Walton, and the two trudged on together.
She has also, as might have been expected, become an extreme advocate of socialism; and indeed, being in a great hurry for the new order of things, looks on me as a lukewarm disciple because I do not propose to interfere with the slowly grinding mill of Evolution, and effect the change by one tremendous stroke from the united and awakened people (for such she--vainly, alas
Yet some of the topics may have been actually used by Socrates; and the recollection of his very words may have rung in the ears of his disciple.
This done, I immediately sent for my Grandson; for, to confess the truth, I felt that all that I had seen and heard was in some strange way slipping away from me, like the image of a half-grasped, tantalizing dream, and I longed to essay my skill in making a first disciple.
Being no disciple of Cagliostro, I was wholly unable to do this; so, by way of getting out of the scrape, I said, `Ask Morcerf; he has got the whole history of his beloved Monte Cristo at his fingers' ends;' whereupon the baroness signified her desire to see you.
They were the dwellings of two young men who were cunning in the law; an equal number of that class who chaffered to the wants of the community under the title of storekeepers; and a disciple of Aesculapius, who, for a novelty, brought more subjects into the world than he sent out of it.
Besides, this man, were he as mute as a disciple of Pythagoras, -- this man would be sure to have in the troop some favourite soldier, whom he would make his sergeant, the sergeant would penetrate the secret of the lieutenant, in case the latter should be honest and unwilling to sell it.
Here was the wicked woman who accused the Master of impurity, all confounded; here was the teaching in the Deer-park; the miracle that stunned the fire-worshippers; here was the Bodhisat in royal state as a prince; the miraculous birth; the death at Kusinagara, where the weak disciple fainted; while there were almost countless repetitions of the meditation under the Bodhi tree; and the adoration of the alms-bowl was everywhere.