Definition of Christen

1. Verb. Administer baptism to. "They christen him "Bobby""; "The parents had the child baptized"

Exact synonyms: Baptise, Baptize
Generic synonyms: Call, Name
Derivative terms: Baptism, Baptism, Christening



Definition of Christen

1. v. t. To baptize and give a Christian name to.

Definition of Christen

1. Verb. To perform the religious act of the baptism, to baptise. ¹

2. Verb. To name. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To Christianize. ¹

4. Verb. (colloquial) To use for the first time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Christen

1. to baptise [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: baptise

Lexicographical Neighbors of Christen

chrism
chrisma
chrismal
chrismation
chrismations
chrismatories
chrismatory
chrismon
chrismons
chrisms
chrisom
chrisoms
chrisstanleyite
christelite
christella
christen (current term)
christened
christener
christeners
christening
christenings
christens
christian science
christianias
christianite
christianity
christianly
christies
christite
christless

Literary usage of Christen

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

1. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1858)
"Inglis, 416,8s. Roxburghe, 8428,15s. Gd. The christen State of ... The Defence of a certayne poor christen Man ; who els shuld haue bene condemned by ..."

2. The Harleian Miscellany; Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1808)
"By the Grace of God, Kynge of Englande, and of Fraunce, &c. saluteth the Emperor, christen Princes, and ail true christen Men, ..."

3. The History of Modern Painting by Richard Muther (1896)
"The national movement of the forties brings •painting back to native soil: influence of Hoyen, Julius Exner, Frederik Vermehren, christen Dalsgaard. ..."

4. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"I. christen, } By' christendom' we now understand christenDOM. I that portion of the world which makes profession of the faith of Christ, ..."

5. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1906)
"It sufficiently appears, however, that the defendant company was advised as to the assumption of the debt by christen & Gilbert- son, and the secretary ..."

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