Christian 1[kris-chuh n] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- of, relating to, or derived from or His teachings: a Christian faith.
- of, pertaining to, believing in, or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ: Spain is a Christian country.
- of or relating to Christians: many Christian deaths in the Crusades.
- exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of Jesus Christ; Christlike: She displayed true Christian charity.
- decent; respectable: They gave him a good Christian burial.
- human; not brutal; humane: Such behavior isn’t Christian.
- a person who believes in Jesus Christ; adherent of .
- a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ: He died like a true Christian.
- a member of any of certain Protestant churches, as the Disciples of Christ and the Plymouth Brethren.
- the hero of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.
- a male given name.
Origin of Christian 1 1250–1300; Latin Chrīstiānus Greek Chrīstiānós, equivalent to Chrīst(ós)+ -iānos Latin -iānus ; replacing Middle English, Old English cristen Latin, as above Christian 2[kris-chuh n] noun
- Charlie,1916–42, U.S. jazz guitarist.
Christian IX noun
- 1818–1906, king of Denmark 1863–1906.
Christian X noun
- 1870–1947, king of Denmark 1912–47.
Related Words for christian, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Examples from the Web for christian Contemporary Examples of christian
But the enemy of the new emirs is neither the Jew nor the Christian, it is the godless militant defending secularism.
January 9, 2015
The breakdown of the 114th Congress is 80 percent white, 80 percent male, and 92 percent Christian.
January 8, 2015
Congress is now 92 percent Christian, resembling more to a papal enclave than our religiously diverse nation.
January 8, 2015
Within a few swipes, I was already feeling that burst of romantic optimism you need the first day of the (Christian) new year.
January 5, 2015
My understanding was that according to most Christian beliefs, being trans or gay was a sin, cut and dry.
January 1, 2015
Historical Examples of christian
One might have been a model for the seraphs of Christian faith, the other an Olympian deity.
Lydia Maria Child
Now, that’s healthy doin’s fur a two-fisted Christian, ain’t it?
Harry Leon Wilson
Mr. Malbone would hardly imagine you had been bred in a Christian land.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Christian Greece weaker than at any time since she became a kingdom.
Richard B. Cook
Do, some kind Christian, pump a stroke or two, just to wet my whistle.
British Dictionary definitions for christian Christian 1 noun
- a person who believes in and follows Jesus Christ
- a member of a Christian Church or denomination
- informal a person who possesses Christian virtues, esp practical ones
- of, relating to, or derived from Jesus Christ, his teachings, example, or his followers
- (sometimes not capital) exhibiting kindness or goodness
Derived FormsChristianly, adjective, adverb Christian 2 noun
- Charlie. 1919–42, US jazz guitarist
Christian X noun
- 1890–1947, king of Denmark (1912–47) and Iceland (1918–44)
Word Origin and History for christian Christian n., adj.
16c., forms replacing earlier Christen, from Old English cristen (noun and adjective), from a West Germanic borrowing of Church Latin christianus, from Ecclesiastical Greek christianos, from Christos (see). First used in Antioch, according to Acts xi:25-26. Christian Science as the name of a religious sect is from 1863.
christian in Culture Christian
A follower orof ; someone who believes Jesus is the or . The mentions that the followers of Jesus were first called Christians within a few years after his death.
A follower ofand his teachings. Christian is also a descriptive term for the institutions and practices of .