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christen

[ kris-uhn ]
/ 藞kr瑟s 蓹n /
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verb (used with object)
to receive into the Christian church by baptism; baptize.
to give a name to at baptism: They christened her Mary.
to name and dedicate: to christen a ship.
to make use of for the first time.
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Origin of christen

before 900; Middle English cristenen,Old English cristnian, derivative of cristenChristian

OTHER WORDS FROM christen

chris路ten路er, nounre路chris路ten, verb (used with object)un路chris路tened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for christen

christen
/ (藞kr瑟sn) /

verb (tr)
to give a Christian name to in baptism as a sign of incorporation into a Christian Church
another word for baptize
to give a name to (anything), esp with some ceremony
informal to use for the first time

Derived forms of christen

christener, noun

Word Origin for christen

Old English cristnian, from Cr墨st Christ
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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