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Naz·a·rene

 (năz′ə-rēn′, năz′ə-rēn′)
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Nazareth.
b. Jesus.
2. A member of a sect of early Christians of Jewish origin who retained many of the prescribed Jewish observances.
3. A member of an American Protestant denomination, the Church of the Nazarene, that follows many of the doctrines of early Methodism.
4. Used traditionally by Muslims to refer to a Christian or Westerner.
adj.
Of or relating to Nazareth or its inhabitants.

[Middle English, from Late Latin Nazarēnus, from Greek Nazarēnos, from Nazaret, Nazareth.]

Nazarene

(ˌnæzəˈriːn; ˈnæz-)
n
1. (Bible) an early name for a Christian (Acts 24:5) or (when preceded by the) for Jesus Christ
2. (Bible) a member of one of several groups of Jewish-Christians found principally in Syria
3. (Art Terms) a member of an association of German artists called the Nazarenes or Brotherhood of St Luke, including Friedrich Overbeck (1789–1869) and Peter von Cornelius (1783–1867), founded (1809) in Vienna to revive German religious art after the examples of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance
adj
of or relating to Nazareth or the Nazarenes

Naz•a•rene

(ˌnæz əˈrin, ˈnæz əˌrin)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Nazareth.
2. a member of a sect of early Jewish converts to Christianity who retained the Mosaic ritual.
3. the Nazarene, Jesus (def. 1).
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Nazareth or the Nazarenes.
[1225–75; Middle English < Late Latin Nazarēnus < Greek Nazarēnós, derivative of Nazar(ét) Nazareth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nazarene - a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
2.Nazarene - an early name for any Christian
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
3.Nazarene - an inhabitant of Nazareth
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
Adj.1.Nazarene - of or relating to the Nazarenes or their religion
2.Nazarene - of or relating to the town of Nazareth or its inhabitants
Translations
nazarėjasnazarietėnazarietis

Nazarene

[ˌnæzəˈriːn]
A. ADJnazareno
B. Nnazareno/a m/f

Nazarene

nNazaräer(in) m(f)

Nazarene

[ˌnæzəˈriːn] n Jesus the NazareneGesù Nazareno, il Nazareno
References in classic literature ?
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid," said the Nazarene.
At the same time the servant informed Isaac, that a Nazarene (so they termed Christians, while conversing among themselves) desired to speak with him.
Now Nietzsche disagreed entirely with Renan's view, that Christ was "le grand maitre en ironie"; in Aphorism 31 of "The Antichrist", he says that he (Nietzsche) always purged his picture of the Humble Nazarene of all those bitter and spiteful outbursts which, in view of the struggle the first Christians went through, may very well have been added to the original character by Apologists and Sectarians who, at that time, could ill afford to consider nice psychological points, seeing that what they needed, above all, was a wrangling and abusive deity.
They are a fascinating group, aesthetically, intellectually and interpersonally, and Grewe's judgment that although 'the Nazarenes resubmitted art to the service of religion .
The author demonstrates that Nazarenes were formally committed to this goal but failed in practice to achieve it due to a series of stock qualifications.
Duppy, a hoodoo word for the spirit "who returns from the grave and causes mischief," is key to the satirical deflation of Nazarenes in The Free-Lance Pallbearers.
Among the broader factors which have prevented inter-communal conflict in Nazareth, the author indicates that despite their diversity, the Nazarenes have also found overarching unity as Arabs and Palestinians, or simply as Muslim and Christian Arab families from the common town of Nazareth (p.