Definition of Christopher

1. Noun. Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century).

Exact synonyms: Saint Christopher, St. Christopher
Generic synonyms: Patron Saint

Definition of Christopher

1. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek male given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Christopher

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Christoph Willibald von Gluck
Christopher (current term)
Christopher Carson
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Fry
Christopher Isherwood
Christopher Marlowe
Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood

Literary usage of Christopher

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1893)
"Correspondence of the Children of Christopher Marshall. ... Upon the entry of General Howe, Christopher Marshall, Senior, left Philadelphia, and remained ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1900)
"If the Christopher Mitchell mentioned 1G05, as having a house, ... This is possible, but it is more probable that the later Christopher was of another ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"Christopher Love, and thus, in the words of the dedication referred to by BL, ... Christopher seems to have been a favourite name with Mr. ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The plaintiff offered evidence tending to prove that the defendant agreed to sell him a tract of land, known as the Christopher place, for $1600 ; that the ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Christopher, as he was now called, would not promise to do any fasting or ... To prove his statement the child ordered Christopher to fix his staff in the ..."

6. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1899)
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe. With some Account of the Author, and Notes. ... Christopher Marlowe. Edited by Havelock Eli.s; with a General Introduction ..."

7. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1893)
"The lile and voyages of Christopher С ol :iin bus. Quadra-centennial ed. ... COLUMBUS, Christopher. The letter of Columbus on :be discovery of America: ..."

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