Definition of Christian in English:

Christian

adjective

  • 1Relating to or professing Christianity or its teachings.

    ‘the Christian Church’
    • ‘In every Christian church you can find a handful of true Christians who are serving God.’
    • ‘At the Council of Jerusalem, the whole future of the Christian church was at stake.’
    • ‘As a minister of the church he is bound to preach on the basis of Christian teaching.’
    • ‘How may the teaching both of Jesus and of the evangelists be related to Christian theology today?’
    • ‘In many otherwise fine reformed churches there is just no Christian literature on view.’
    • ‘The art and nature of personal evangelism were considered, showing it to be a Christian duty.’
    • ‘The sinlessness of Christ is an indispensable doctrine of the Christian faith and lying is sin.’
    • ‘Ultimately for him, all social planning had to be evaluated in the light of the Christian gospel.’
    • ‘The main point is that Christian disciples knew they were bound together in a family.’
    • ‘The churches are full of young Christian men who cannot find Christian wives.’
    • ‘Be patient and pray earnestly and faithfully for your Christian brother or sister.’
    • ‘He was one of the founders of the Christian Coptic Orthodox church in Solihull, Birmingham.’
    • ‘At Christmas they celebrate Christian activities such as Nativity plays and carol singing.’
    • ‘Tragically, this decline can be seen throughout the professing Christian church.’
    • ‘It promotes Christian morality and teaching, and encourages the development of leadership.’
    • ‘This has implications for all sorts of areas of Christian life, including evangelism.’
    • ‘Now we may see the great Christian doctrine that in Christ God somehow or other acted to save the world.’
    • ‘They rejected Reformed teaching and preached a form of Christian perfectionism.’
    • ‘The bodily resurrection of Christ is a cardinal doctrine of the Christian faith.’
    • ‘There is no greater need here than for dedicated Christian leaders trained by an Evangelical institution.’
    1. 1.1informal Having qualities associated with Christians, especially those of decency, kindness, and fairness.
      • ‘Others say children in care should always have been given priority by church schools on grounds of Christian fairness.’
      • ‘He was a very fine young man with a great sense of fairness and Christian compassion.’
      • ‘But Christian honesty majors on being honest with the ones who really count: God and yourself.’
      • ‘By this stage Scriven had settled in a part of Ontario and was known for his acts of Christian kindness.’
      • ‘Christian honesty demands that we allow each tradition to tell its own story - the denominational differences are great enough without creating false differences through caricature.’

noun

  • A person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Christianity.

    ‘a born-again Christian’
    • ‘Today however there is special need for Christians openly to confess their faith.’
    • ‘He found stronger churches manned by keener Christians, and came back encouraged.’
    • ‘Church is the term for a community of Christians who share a specific set of beliefs.’
    • ‘Let all Christians come to the Easter vigil as we pass with Christ from death to life.’
    • ‘As Christians we can be passionate in arguing about many aspects of the Bible.’
    • ‘Thus we have many, many people who term themselves Christian who are not Christians at all.’
    • ‘He urged Christians to engage in wholesome discussion of their pastors' sermons.’
    • ‘He distinguished the fallibility of Christians from the infallibility of the Bible.’
    • ‘He is now an elder in his local church; and his wife, son and mother are Christians too.’
    • ‘As Christians, we are called to try and be Christ-like and act as a witness to Christ.’
    • ‘I believe as Christians we are called to fight injustice and to help the poor.’
    • ‘The Bible does not teach that Christians are full of grace but rather that they receive grace.’
    • ‘This is the joy and duty especially of those called to the ministry of the Word, but also of all Christians.’
    • ‘They are ordinary people who have become Christians by trusting in Jesus Christ.’
    • ‘How can Christians meet each week for two or three hours of worship yet rarely take the time to get to know one another?’
    • ‘I have not found it in the churches of the Christians nor the mosques of Islam.’
    • ‘Most Jews and many Christians would agree that Jesus did not intend to found a new religion.’
    • ‘Did you think it would make Christians more Christian and unbelievers into believers?’
    • ‘Science has always been in a position to challenge the beliefs of Christians.’
    • ‘Many Christians mistakenly believe that the devil cannot come near them in any way.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin Christianus, from Christus Christ.

Pronunciation:

Christian

/ˈkrɪstɪən//ˈkrɪstʃ(ə)n/