Definition of Christian

1. Noun. A religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination.

2. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity. "Christian rites"
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Derivative terms: Christ, Christianity
Partainyms: Christianity

3. Adjective. Following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ.
Similar to: Christianly, Christlike, Christly
Derivative terms: Christ, Christianity
Antonyms: Unchristian

Definition of Christian

1. n. 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.

2. a. Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, Christian people.

Definition of Christian

1. Noun. (context Christianity) A believer in Christianity. ¹

2. Noun. (context Christianity) An individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ. ¹

3. Noun. (context Christianity) An individual who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. ¹

4. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek male given name) found in England since the twelfth century. ¹

5. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek female given name) of medieval usage, rare today. ¹

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

7. Adjective. (not comparable) Of, like or relating to Christianity or Christians. ¹

8. Adjective. Kind, charitable, or generous. ¹

9. Adjective. Righteous, ethical or moral. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Christian

Christchurch chromosome
Christensen-Krabbe disease
Christiaan Eijkman
Christiaan Huygens
Christian's disease
Christian's syndrome
Christian Bible
Christian Dior
Christian Era
Christian Friedrich Hebbel
Christian Friedrich Schonbein
Christian Huygens
Christian Johann Doppler
Christian Left
Christian Right
Christian Schonbein
Christian Science
Christian Scientist

Literary usage of Christian

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

1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1918)
"christian (to a student): Please feel that patient's pulse ... christian: In the first place, it is a very slow pulse. It has been running about 35 or 36. ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"And with that he threw a flaming dart at his breast; but christian had a shield in his ... Then did christian draw, for he saw it was time to bestir him ..."

3. Church Unity: Studies of Its Most Important Problems by Charles Augustus Briggs (1909)
"<- CHURCH UNITY i christian ... the apex of the pyramid of christian theology, to which all the lines of christian scholarship and christian life tend, ..."

4. A History of Painting in Italy, Umbria, Florence and Siena, from the Second by Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle (1903)
"EARLY christian ART CHAPTER I1 ART IN ITALY TILL THE CLOSE OF THE SIXTH CENTURY is some considerable difficulty in distinguishing J- christian art as it was ..."

5. A New History of Painting in Italy: From the II to the XVI Century by Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle (1908)
"A study of christian art from its beginning in the catacombs of Rome and Naples, to its decline and fall in the first ten centuries, and the final ..."

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