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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

Christian

[ˈkrɪstʃən]
adjchrétien(ne)
nchrétien(ne) m/fChristian Democrat nchrétien(ne)-démocrate m/fChristian Democratic adjchrétien-démocrate
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Christian

[ˈkrɪstɪən]
1. adjcristiano/a; (also christian) (fig) → caritatevole
2. ncristiano/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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They put a chain on me, more as a mark of this than to keep me safe, and so I passed my life in that bano with several other gentlemen and persons of quality marked out as held to ransom; but though at times, or rather almost always, we suffered from hunger and scanty clothing, nothing distressed us so much as hearing and seeing at every turn the unexampled and unheard-of cruelties my master inflicted upon the Christians. Every day he hanged a man, impaled one, cut off the ears of another; and all with so little provocation, or so entirely without any, that the Turks acknowledged he did it merely for the sake of doing it, and because he was by nature murderously disposed towards the whole human race.
But, since the legislative act of 1850, when she heard, with perfect surprise and consternation, Christian and humane people actually recommending the remanding escaped fugitives into slavery, as a duty binding on good citizens,--when she heard, on all hands, from kind, compassionate and estimable people, in the free states of the North, deliberations and discussions as to what Christian duty could be on this head,--she could only think, These men and Christians cannot know what slavery is; if they did, such a question could never be open for discussion.
'Whom seek ye in the sepulcher, O Christians ?' 'Jesus of Nazareth the crucified, O angel.' 'He is not here; he has arisen as he said.
It is a maxim, sir, that is or ought to be received among all Christians, of what church or pretended church soever, that the Christian knowledge ought to be propagated by all possible means and on all possible occasions.
SOME White Christians engaged in driving Chinese Heathens out of an American town found a newspaper published in Peking in the Chinese tongue, and compelled one of their victims to translate an editorial.
Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls The sick man's passport in her hollow beak, And in the shadow of the silent night Doth shake contagion from her sable wings; Vex'd and tormented, runs poor Barrabas, With fatal curses towards these Christians.
It is true that this people has a natural disposition to goodness; they are very liberal of their alms, they much frequent their churches, and are very studious to adorn them; they practise fasting and other mortifications, and notwithstanding their separation from the Roman Church, and the corruptions which have crept into their faith, yet retain in a great measure the devout fervour of the primitive Christians. There never were greater hopes of uniting this people to the Church of Rome, which their adherence to the Eutichian heresy has made very difficult, than in the time of Sultan Segued, who called us into his dominions in the year 1625, from whence we were expelled in 1634.
Both these extremes are to be avoided; which will be done, if the league of Christians, penned by our Savior himself, were in two cross clauses thereof, soundly and plainly expounded: He that is not with us, is against us; and again, He that is not against us, is with us; that is, if the points fundamental and of substance in religion, were truly discerned and distinguished, from points not merely of faith, but of opinion, order, or good intention.
ALTHOUGH there are lines of Beowulf which seem to show that the writer of the poem was a Christian, they must have been added by some one who copied or retold the story long after the Saxons had come to Britain, for the poet who first told the tale must have been a heathen, as all the Saxons were.
A Sag Harbor ship visited his father's bay, and Queequeg sought a passage to Christian lands.
A few minutes before the sun rose, a rich Christian merchant, who supplied the palace with all sorts of necessaries, left his house, after a night of feasting, to go to the bath.
Preparatory to the chase, they performed some religious rites, and offered up to the Great Spirit a few short prayers for safety and success; then, having received the blessings of their wives, they leaped upon their horses and departed, leaving the whole party of Christian spectators amazed and rebuked by this lesson of faith and dependence on a supreme and benevolent Being.