- of, relating to, or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings: a Christian faith.
- of, pertaining to, believing in, or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ: Spain is a Christian country.
- of or relating to Christians: many Christian deaths in the Crusades.
- exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of Jesus Christ; Christlike: She displayed true Christian charity.
- decent; respectable: They gave him a good Christian burial.
- human; not brutal; humane: Such behavior isn't Christian.
- a person who believes in Jesus Christ; adherent of Christianity.
- a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ: He died like a true Christian.
- a member of any of certain Protestant churches, as the Disciples of Christ and the Plymouth Brethren.
- the hero of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.
- a male given name.
Origin of Christian1
- Charlie,1916–42, U.S. jazz guitarist.
- 1818–1906, king of Denmark 1863–1906.
- 1870–1947, king of Denmark 1912–47.
Related Wordsreligious, pious, virtuous, honest, proper, honorable, principled, humane, divine, orthodox, scriptural, Christian, apostolic, evangelic, clean, conscientious, correct, decent, elevated, equitable
Examples from the Web for christian
But the enemy of the new emirs is neither the Jew nor the Christian, it is the godless militant defending secularism.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President
January 9, 2015
The breakdown of the 114th Congress is 80 percent white, 80 percent male, and 92 percent Christian.
Congress is now 92 percent Christian, resembling more to a papal enclave than our religiously diverse nation.
Within a few swipes, I was already feeling that burst of romantic optimism you need the first day of the (Christian) new year.My Week on Jewish Tinder
January 5, 2015
My understanding was that according to most Christian beliefs, being trans or gay was a sin, cut and dry.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
One might have been a model for the seraphs of Christian faith, the other an Olympian deity.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Now, that's healthy doin's fur a two-fisted Christian, ain't it?The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Mr. Malbone would hardly imagine you had been bred in a Christian land.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Do, some kind Christian, pump a stroke or two, just to wet my whistle.A Rill from the Town Pump (From "Twice Told Tales")
Christian Greece weaker than at any time since she became a kingdom.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
- a person who believes in and follows Jesus Christ
- a member of a Christian Church or denomination
- informal a person who possesses Christian virtues, esp practical ones
- of, relating to, or derived from Jesus Christ, his teachings, example, or his followers
- (sometimes not capital) exhibiting kindness or goodness
- Charlie. 1919–42, US jazz guitarist
- 1890–1947, king of Denmark (1912–47) and Iceland (1918–44)
Word Origin and History for christian
16c., forms replacing earlier Christen, from Old English cristen (noun and adjective), from a West Germanic borrowing of Church Latin christianus, from Ecclesiastical Greek christianos, from Christos (see Christ). First used in Antioch, according to Acts xi:25-26. Christian Science as the name of a religious sect is from 1863.