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chris·ten

 (krĭs′ən)
tr.v. chris·tened, chris·ten·ing, chris·tens
1.
a. To baptize into a Christian church.
b. To give a name to at baptism.
2.
a. To name: christened the kitten "Snowball."
b. To name and dedicate ceremonially: christen a ship.
3. To use for the first time: christened the new car by going for a drive.

[Middle English cristnen, from Old English cristnian, from cristen, Christian; see Christian.]

christen

(ˈkrɪsən)
vb (tr)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to give a Christian name to in baptism as a sign of incorporation into a Christian Church
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) another word for baptize
3. to give a name to (anything), esp with some ceremony
4. informal to use for the first time
[Old English cristnian, from Crīst Christ]
ˈchristener n

chris•ten

(ˈkrɪs ən)

v.t.
1. to baptize.
2. to give a name to at baptism.
3. to name and dedicate: to christen a ship.
4. to make use of for the first time.
[before 900; Middle English cristenen, Old English cristnian, derivative of cristen Christian]
chris′ten•er, n.

christen


Past participle: christened
Gerund: christening

Imperative
christen
christen
Present
I christen
you christen
he/she/it christens
we christen
you christen
they christen
Preterite
I christened
you christened
he/she/it christened
we christened
you christened
they christened
Present Continuous
I am christening
you are christening
he/she/it is christening
we are christening
you are christening
they are christening
Present Perfect
I have christened
you have christened
he/she/it has christened
we have christened
you have christened
they have christened
Past Continuous
I was christening
you were christening
he/she/it was christening
we were christening
you were christening
they were christening
Past Perfect
I had christened
you had christened
he/she/it had christened
we had christened
you had christened
they had christened
Future
I will christen
you will christen
he/she/it will christen
we will christen
you will christen
they will christen
Future Perfect
I will have christened
you will have christened
he/she/it will have christened
we will have christened
you will have christened
they will have christened
Future Continuous
I will be christening
you will be christening
he/she/it will be christening
we will be christening
you will be christening
they will be christening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been christening
you have been christening
he/she/it has been christening
we have been christening
you have been christening
they have been christening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been christening
you will have been christening
he/she/it will have been christening
we will have been christening
you will have been christening
they will have been christening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been christening
you had been christening
he/she/it had been christening
we had been christening
you had been christening
they had been christening
Conditional
I would christen
you would christen
he/she/it would christen
we would christen
you would christen
they would christen
Past Conditional
I would have christened
you would have christened
he/she/it would have christened
we would have christened
you would have christened
they would have christened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.christen - administer baptism tochristen - administer baptism to; "The parents had the child baptized"
call, name - assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

christen

verb
1. baptize, name She was born in March and christened in June.
2. name, call, term, style, title, dub, designate a boat which he christened `the Stray Cat'

christen

verb
To give a name or title to:
Translations
يُطلق اسْما علىيعمِّد يُعَمِّد مَوْلودا
křtítpokřtít
døbe
keresztel
skíra, ausa vatniskíra, nefna
duoti vardą
dot vārdukristīt
krstiť
krstiti za
vaftiz ederek ad vermekvaftiz etmek

christen

[ˈkrɪsn] VT
1. (Rel) → bautizar
2. (= name) → bautizar con el nombre de
they christened him Jack after his unclele pusieron Jack como su tío
3. (= use for first time) → estrenar

christen

[ˈkrɪsən] vt
(in religious ceremony) [+ baby] → baptiser
(= call) → surnommer

christen

vt
(= baptize)taufen; to christen somebody after somebodyjdn nach jdm (be)nennen
(inf: = use for first time) → einweihen

christen

[ˈkrɪsn] vtbattezzare

christen

(ˈkrisn) verb
1. to baptize into the Christian church. The priest christened three babies today.
2. to give (a name) to. She was christened Joanna.
References in classic literature ?
That was what made me as a boy think of it always as the robe in which he was christened, but I knew later that we had all been christened in it, from the oldest of the family to the youngest, between whom stood twenty years.
But," added Dolly, coming to a point which she had determined beforehand to touch upon, "you must bring her up like christened folks's children, and take her to church, and let her learn her catechise, as my little Aaron can say off--the "I believe", and everything, and "hurt nobody by word or deed",--as well as if he was the clerk.
And it's my belief," she went on, "as the poor little creatur has never been christened, and it's nothing but right as the parson should be spoke to; and if you was noways unwilling, I'd talk to Mr.
Macey to speak to the parson about it; and you must fix on a name for it, because it must have a name giv' it when it's christened.
Baby was christened, the rector deciding that a double baptism was the lesser risk to incur; and on this occasion Silas, making himself as clean and tidy as he could, appeared for the first time within the church, and shared in the observances held sacred by his neighbours.
Thereupon Will Stutely, who loved a good jest, spoke up and said: "The infant in our household must be christened, and I'll stand godfather.
Little art thou indeed, and small of bone and sinew, therefore shalt thou be christened Little John, and I will be thy godfather.
Besides, it has been divined by other continental commentators, that when Jonah was thrown overboard from the Joppa ship, he straightway effected his escape to another vessel near by, some vessel with a whale for a figure-head; and, I would add, possibly called The Whale, as some craft are nowadays christened the Shark, the Gull, the Eagle.
And that which can be examined with cowardly eyes is to be christened "beautiful
In this coun- try, said Sir Marhaus, came never knight since it was christened, but he found strange adventures --"
You should make him say, 'In this country, be jabers, came never knight since it was christened, but he found strange adventures, be jabers.
So then, his armour being furbished, his morion turned into a helmet, his hack christened, and he himself confirmed, he came to the conclusion that nothing more was needed now but to look out for a lady to be in love with; for a knight-errant without love was like a tree without leaves or fruit, or a body without a soul.