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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 disciples of the prophet had since redoubled their efforts, and resisted, by words at least, the authority of Congress.
Whether his disciples have turned out well or ill, he cannot justly be charged with the result, for he never promised to teach them anything.
SOCRATES: And conversely, may not the art of which neither teachers nor disciples exist be assumed to be incapable of being taught?
And this precept, my worthy disciples, if you read with due attention, you will, I hope, find sufficiently enforced by examples in the following pages.
When Zarathustra once told this to his disciples they asked him: "And what, O Zarathustra, is the moral of thy story?
It is battered and scarred in every direction, and stained and discolored by time, and Napoleon's horses kicked the legs off most the disciples when they (the horses, not the disciples,) were stabled there more than half a century ago.
So strongly did he work upon his disciples among the crew, that at last in a body they went to the captain and told him if Gabriel was sent from the ship, not a man of them would remain.
He knew now quite positively that there had been no painting of landscape before Monet; and he felt a real thrill when he stood in front of Rembrandt's Disciples at Emmaus or Velasquez' Lady with the Flea-bitten Nose.
Thus in a succession of characters Plato represents the successive stages of morality, beginning with the Athenian gentleman of the olden time, who is followed by the practical man of that day regulating his life by proverbs and saws; to him succeeds the wild generalization of the Sophists, and lastly come the young disciples of the great teacher, who know the sophistical arguments but will not be convinced by them, and desire to go deeper into the nature of things.
It is not easy to forbear reflecting with how little reason these men profess themselves the followers of Jesus, who left this great characteristic to His disciples, that they should be known by loving one another, by universal and unbounded charity and benevolence.
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.
It was evidently the meeting of a teacher and a disciple.