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.
Sometimes Offensive. decent; respectable: They gave him a good Christian burial.
Sometimes Offensive. human; not brutal; humane: Such behavior isn't Christian.
a person who believes in Jesus Christ; adherent of Christianity.
a person who exemplifies in their 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.
Other definitions for Christian (2 of 2)
Charlie, 1916–42, U.S. jazz guitarist.
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How to use Christian in a sentence
Chick-fil-A courted conservatives with its “Christian” values, while Skyy Vodka signals its liberalness by sponsoring New York’s Pride parade.KFC Is Putting $6 Million Toward Reducing Inequality in Louisville, Kentucky | Jaya Saxena | September 3, 2020 | Eater
Anybody who is a Christian or a Hindu or a Parsi or a Jain, but Muslims cannot.Podcast: How a 135-year-old law lets India shutdown the internet | Anthony Green | September 2, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
“As an evangelical Christian, I’ve already got some things that I believe that the mainstream would consider conspiracy,” he says.Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead. | Abby Ohlheiser | August 26, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
So Mousa invited Christian soccer teams in two cities in the region, Ankawa and Qaraqosh, to participate in her experiment, eventually recruiting 51 teams to create four leagues.Interfaith soccer teams eased Muslim-Christian tensions — to a point | Sujata Gupta | August 13, 2020 | Science News
However, both ancient Jewish and ancient Christian sources viewed these goods as “fair wages,” in the words of the scholar James Kugel – just repayments for the Israelites’ years of slave labor.A Justification For Unrest? Look No Further Than The Bible And The Founding Fathers | LGBTQ-Editor | June 11, 2020 | No Straight News
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 | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2009, a Pakistani Christian woman got into a religious argument with some Muslim women with whom she was harvesting berries.
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.
I shall therefore, in my effort to prove the Bible fallible, quote almost wholly from Christian critics.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
Hence it can be seen what hope there is of establishing a flourishing Christian church by such evangelists.
His superior talents and untiring industry were under the direction of philanthropic and Christian impulses.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
"Marco's" reply conclusively proved his possession of a Christian spirit.
All religions, the Christian religion included, are adaptations or variants of older religions.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for Christian (1 of 2)
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
- Christianly, adjective, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for Christian (2 of 2)
Charlie. 1919–42, US jazz guitarist
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Cultural definitions for Christian (1 of 2)
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