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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
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Baptists don't believe in christening babies, do they, Jim?
The countryman than began to tell his tale, and said he was going to take the goose to a christening.
Bartholomew's Massacre, and they saw the slaughter that followed; later they saw the Reign of Terror, the carnage of the Revolution, the overthrow of a king, the coronation of two Napoleons, the christening of the young prince that lords it over a regiment of servants in the Tuileries to-day--and they may possibly continue to stand there until they see the Napoleon dynasty swept away and the banners of a great republic floating above its ruins.
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