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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.
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Bershtein patiently transferred all his scientific experience to the aforementioned persons, who are actually his disiples and followers in science.