Definition of Apostle

1. Noun. An ardent early supporter of a cause or reform. "An apostle of revolution"

Generic synonyms: Believer, Truster
Derivative terms: Apostleship

2. Noun. Any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people.

3. Noun. (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel.

Definition of Apostle

1. n. Literally: One sent forth; a messenger. Specifically: One of the twelve disciples of Christ, specially chosen as his companions and witnesses, and sent forth to preach the gospel.

Definition of Apostle

1. Noun. One of the group of twelve disciples chosen by Jesus to preach and spread the Gospel ¹

2. Noun. A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve-seat Mormon administrative council. ¹

3. Proper noun. ''A rare transliteration of the Greek male given name ????????? (usually transliterated as Apostolos).'' ¹

4. Noun. A missionary, or leader of a religious mission, especially one in the early Christian Church (but see Apostle). ¹

5. Noun. A pioneer or early advocate of a particular cause, prophet of a belief. ¹

6. Noun. A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve seat administrative council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ¹

7. Noun. (1811 Cambridge) A person who is plucked, i.e. refused an academic degree. ¹

8. Noun. (legal) A letter dismissory. ¹

9. Noun. (legal) A note sent to an appeal court presenting the appeal in summary. ¹

10. Noun. (legal) The trial court record sent to an appeal court concerning an appeal. ¹

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Definition of Apostle

1. a disciple sent forth by Christ to preach the gospel [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apostle

Apollo asteroid
Apollo program
Apollonian circle
Apollonian gasket
Apollonian net
Aporocactus flagelliformis
Apostle Paul
Apostle of Germany
Apostle of the Gentiles
Apostles' Creed
Appalachian Mountains

Literary usage of Apostle

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1. Sobriquets and Nicknames by Albert Romer Frey (1887)
"apostle of Germany, The. So St. Boniface is termed, because he devoted a great ... apostle of Infidelity, The. Voltaire is so called, on account of his ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The questions of introduction pertaining to the Pauline letters can not be separated from the apostle's life. He did not write easily. ..."

3. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"As the apostle saith ; ' but this I confess unto thee, that after that way which they call ... This confession the apostle made before Felix and Ananias, ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"But the following considerations speak against the apostle John as author ... denied that the work was by the apostle, and declared that it came from ..."

5. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of (1858)
"THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE apostle TO TIMOTHY. ... PAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in ..."

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