verb (used with object)
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Origin of christen
OTHER WORDS FROM christenchris·ten·er, nounre·chris·ten, verb (used with object)un·chris·tened, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for christen
The King returns to Cleveland, a battered Kobe battles in the West, and the Zen Master is christened the savior of New York.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The middle class woman entered marriage as an individual and was christened into a new identity: as one half of a unit couple.'Ghostbusters' and the Slow Emancipation of Female-Driven Comedy|Teo Bugbee|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Compare this with the menu at Botin, christened by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest restaurant in the world.Rodrigo de la Calle Is Spain’s Vegetable Whisperer|Kara Cutruzzula|March 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only then was Shakespeare christened a genius, and the term was also used to describe living figures like Benjamin Franklin.
They considered the rakers program highly successful, and christened it the “Demographics Unit.”9 Secrets of the NYPD’s Spy Unit Revealed in ‘Enemies Within’|Abby Haglage|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They discovered that my middle name was Derby, and they christened me "Darby the Yank."A Yankee in the Trenches|R. Derby Holmes
His two 'Strawberries,' as he christened them, were henceforth the theme of every letter.The Wits and Beaux of Society|Grace & Philip Wharton
He smiled, and determined to take a rise out of "Sherlock," as Bates had christened the policeman.The Postmaster's Daughter|Louis Tracy
This was the unique landmark which the expedition members had christened Tower Point.The Sphere of Sleep|Chester S. Geier
In fact, he had no first name, nor had he yet been christened.Campmates|Kirk Munroe