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chris·ten·ing

 (krĭs′ə-nĭng)
n.
1. The Christian sacrament of baptizing and naming an infant.
2. An inaugural ceremony in which something is declared ready for use, as when a newly built ship is named and launched.

christening

(ˈkrɪsənɪŋ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the Christian sacrament of baptism or the ceremony in which this is conferred

chris•ten•ing

(ˈkrɪs ə nɪŋ, ˈkrɪs nɪŋ)

n.
1. the ceremony of baptism, esp. as accompanied by the giving of a name to a child.
2. a public ceremony in which a new ship is formally named and launched.
3. an act or instance of naming or dedicating something new.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.christening - giving a Christian name at baptismchristening - giving a Christian name at baptism  
baptism - a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"
Translations
křest
dåb
ristiäiset
krštenje
洗礼
세례
krst
dop
การทำพิธีล้างบาปและตั้งชื่อ
lễ rửa tội

christening

[ˈkrɪsnɪŋ]
A. Nbautizo m, bautismo m
B. CPD christening gown, christening robe Nfaldón m de bautizo

christening

[ˈkrɪsənɪŋ] nbaptême m

christening

nTaufe f; christening robeTaufkleid nt

christening

[ˈkrɪsnɪŋ] nbattesimo

christening

تَعْمِيد křest dåb Taufe βάφτιση bautizo ristiäiset baptême krštenje battesimo 洗礼 세례 doop dåp chrzest batismo крещение dop การทำพิธีล้างบาปและตั้งชื่อ vaftiz lễ rửa tội 洗礼仪式
References in classic literature ?
I have heard that the first thing she expressed a wish to see was the christening robe, and she looked long at it and then turned her face to the wall.
My mother lay in bed with the christening robe beside her, and I peeped in many times at the door and then went to the stair and sat on it and sobbed.
And so I'll go now, Master Marner, and I'll speak about the christening afore dark; and I wish you the best o' luck, and it's my belief as it'll come to you, if you do what's right by the orphin child;--and there's the 'noculation to be seen to; and as to washing its bits o' things, you need look to nobody but me, for I can do 'em wi' one hand when I've got my suds about.
We will set it beneath the altar, and not touch it until we are really in need of it.' So the pot was placed in safety, but it was not long before the cat had a great yearning for it, and said to the mouse: 'I want to tell you something, little mouse; my cousin has brought a little son into the world, and has asked me to be godmother; he is white with brown spots, and I am to hold him over the font at the christening. Let me go out today, and you look after the house by yourself.' 'Yes, yes,' answered the mouse, 'by all means go, and if you get anything very good to eat, think of me.
So come, my merry men, we will prepare a christening feast for this fair infant."
She was not asleep, she was talking gently with her mother, making plans about the christening.
Vesey were our guests at the little christening party, and Mrs.
The calmness which had possessed Tess since the christening remained with her in the infant's loss.
Tess, who mused on the christening a good deal, wondered if it were doctrinally sufficient to secure a Christian burial for the child.
For a supper at the christening if I had five friends at it .
'Yes, go certainly,' replied the Mouse, 'and when you eat anything good, think of me; I should very much like a drop of the red christening wine.'
Elizabeth was chiefly struck by his extraordinary deference for Lady Catherine, and his kind intention of christening, marrying, and burying his parishioners whenever it were required.