verb (used with object)
- christchurch chromosome,
- christensen-krabbe disease,
Origin of christen
Examples from the Web for christen
“There are members of the Jackson family that have been from the beginning against Paris doing this film,” Christen says.
“The other person we had to convince to agree was her grandmother Katherine,” Christen says.
“We had access to the French medical files from Percy and those files were really well done,” Christen says.
Christen says their strict criteria for involvement were all met.
One of them went to the pail, and finding no water in it, cried out to the others, what must they do to christen the child?The Fairy Mythology|Thomas Keightley
Let not thy seruants giue it any other title th the Christen name, till it haue discretion to vnderstand how to respect others.
We are going to make a festive occasion of it, and I am to christen her with a bottle of cobwebby old wine.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906|Lucy Maud Montgomery
If I had a bottle of malted milk, or something like that, I'd christen it.Tom Swift and his Airship|Victor Appleton
It is a grateful task, therefore, to call attention to the translations by Christen Collin.An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway|Martin Brown Ruud
Word Origin for christen
c.1200, from Old English cristnian "to baptize," literally "to make Christian," from cristen "Christian" (see Christian). General meaning of "to name" is attested from mid-15c. Related: Christened; christening.