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a·pos·tle

 (ə-pŏs′əl)
n.
1.
a. Apostle One of a group made up especially of the 12 disciples chosen by Jesus to preach the gospel.
b. A missionary of the early Christian Church.
c. A leader of the first Christian mission to a country or region.
2. One of the 12 members of the administrative council in the Mormon Church.
3.
a. One who pioneers an important reform movement, cause, or belief: an apostle of conservation.
b. A passionate adherent; a strong supporter.

[Middle English, from Old English apostol and from Old French apostle, both from Late Latin apostolus, from Greek apostolos, messenger, from apostellein, to send off : apo-, apo- + stellein, to send; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]

a·pos′tle·hood′ n.
a·pos′tle·ship′ n.

apostle

(əˈpɒsəl)
n
1. (Bible) (often capital) one of the 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) any prominent Christian missionary, esp one who first converts a nation or people
3. an ardent early supporter of a cause, reform movement, etc
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Mormon Church a member of a council of twelve officials appointed to administer and preside over the Church
[Old English apostol, from Church Latin apostolus, from Greek apostolos a messenger, from apostellein to send forth]

a•pos•tle

(əˈpɒs əl)

n.
1. (sometimes cap.) any of the original 12 disciples called by Jesus to preach the gospel.
2. any of the first or best-known Christian missionaries in a region, esp. an early follower of Christ.
3. one of the 12 administrative officials of the Mormon Church.
4. a pioneer of any reform movement.
[before 950; Old English apostol < Late Latin apostolus < Greek apóstolos literally, one who is sent out, n. derivative of apostéllein to send off]
a•pos′tle•hood`, a•pos′tle•ship`, n.

apostle

- Comes from Greek apostolos, "messenger."
See also related terms for messenger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apostle - an ardent early supporter of a cause or reformapostle - an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform; "an apostle of revolution"
believer, truster - a supporter who accepts something as true
2.apostle - any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a peopleApostle - any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
3.apostle - (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospelApostle - (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another

apostle

noun
2. supporter, champion, advocate, pioneer, proponent, propagandist, propagator They present themselves as apostles of free trade. see the twelve disciples

The Twelve Apostles

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

apostle

noun
A person doing religious or charitable work in a foreign country:
Translations
رَسول، حَواري المَسيح
apoštol
apostel
apostolilähetyssaarnaajaopetuslapsi
apostol
postuli
apaštalasapaštališkas
apustulis

apostle

[əˈpɒsl] N
1. (Rel) → apóstol m
2. (fig) → apóstol m, paladín m

apostle

[əˈpɒsəl] n
(RELIGION)apôtre m
the apostles → les apôtres
(= supporter) an apostle of ... → un apôtre de ...

apostle

n (lit, fig)Apostel m; the Apostles’ Creeddas Apostolische Glaubensbekenntnis

apostle

[əˈpɒsl] napostolo

apostle

(əˈposl) noun
(often with capital) a man sent out to preach the gospel in the early Christian church, especially one of the twelve disciples of Christ. Matthew and Mark were apostles.
apostolic (ӕpəˈstolik) adjective
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