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Definitions of christian

  1. ( religion) relating to or characteristic of Christianity; " Christian rites"
  2. a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and is a member of a Christian denomination
  3. following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
  4. a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  5. relating to or characteristic of Christianity; " Christian rites"
  6. One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ.
  7. One born in a Christian country or of Christian parents, and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an opposing system.
  8. One of a Christian denomination which rejects human creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names. They are congregational in church government, and baptize by immersion. They are also called Disciples of Christ, and Campbellites.
  9. One of a sect ( called Christian Connection) of open- communion immersionists. The Bible is their only authoritative rule of faith and practice.
  10. Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, Christian people.
  11. Pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical; as, a Christian court.
  12. Characteristic of Christian people; civilized; kind; kindly; gentle; beneficent.
  13. One born in a country or of parents, and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an opposing system.
  14. One of a denomination which rejects human creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names. They are congregational in church government, and baptize by immersion. They are also called Disciples of Christ, and Campbellites.
  15. One of a sect ( called Connection) of open- communion immersionists. The Bible is their only authoritative rule of faith and practice.
  16. Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, people.
  17. Pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical; as, a court.
  18. Characteristic of people; civilized; kind; kindly; gentle; beneficent.
  19. A believer in the religion of Christ.
  20. Possessing the religion of Christ.
  21. A follower of Christ.
  22. Relating to Christ or his religion.
  23. One who follows the religion of Christ.
  24. Relating to Christ or his doctrine or his followers.
  25. A disciple of Christ, or one of a Christian nation.
  26. Connected with or according to Christ or Christianity. Christian name, name given at christening, distinct from the surname.
  27. One who professes faith in Christ or his teaching; one who has faith in Christ or his teaching; vaguely, one born in a Christian country or of Christian parents.
  28. A true disciple of Christ; a professed believer in Christ.
  29. Pert. to Christ, his doctrines, or his church.
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Usage examples for christian

  1. Nay, doubtless she was too good a Christian. – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  2. I do know, however, that the native Christian is generally a d- d scoundrel. – A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  3. No Christian will admit such a figure into his house. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  4. Ah, it would do yer 'art good to hear 'im give his Christian experience. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  5. I wonder that you think it harsh, dear Theodore, when it is the natural feeling of a woman and a Christian. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  6. Jean, what is Lord Bidborough's Christian name? – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  7. Aye but that they will, as I'm a Christian, and soon enough too. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  8. Christian then told him all. – The Pilgrim's Progress in Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin
  9. Do you think you are a Christian, Rotha? – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  10. If he believes this Christian faith, let him defend it against me; for either it or I shall perish. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  11. They are necessary in a land already Christian. – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  12. I was not a Christian myself. – Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Vol. 2 by Leigh Hunt
  13. So I say to her: 'Wife, I should think you would make a first- class Christian. – Buddhism and Buddhists in China by Lewis Hodus
  14. " I swear I love you," said she, " and I would have given you good proof before now if I had not been so unfortunate as to love the young Christian you saw with me, while he does not care for me in the least; indeed I have to pay him. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. As you go about your life work as a Christian always do what you do as to the Lord. – Food for the Lambs; or, Helps for Young Christians by Charles Ebert Orr
  16. " Yes," replied Christian quietly. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  17. A Christian one truly. – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  18. That true Christian let it rest. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  19. I am a Christian, sir! – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. He turned quickly and looked at me with an odd, surprised expression in his eye and then turning his face away said: " Well, I'm a member of church, but- I don't believe I'm very much of a christian." – Quiet Talks on Power by S.D. Gordon
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