- one of the 12 personal followers of Christ.
- one of the 70 followers sent forth by Christ. Luke 10:1.
- any other professed follower of Christ in His lifetime.
verb (used with object), dis·ci·pled, dis·ci·pling.
Origin of disciple
SYNONYMS FOR disciple
Related formsdis·ci·ple·like, adjectivedis·ci·ple·ship, noun
Examples from the Web for discipleship
Then there has been manifested in you an emotion which may be the germ of your future discipleship.The Way of Initiation|Rudolf Steiner
Such a spectacle as that will each one of you be who does not count the cost of discipleship.Wit and Humor of the Bible|Marion D. Shutter
Our church can be a means of fulfilling our discipleship, but it can also be an obstacle to it.Herein is Love|Reuel L. Howe
For these reasons, and because of its transforming influence, we denominated it the principle of discipleship.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II|Francis Augustus Cox
To us, at all events, whatever it may have been to Diderot, the acquaintance and discipleship have proved good for very little.Diderot and the Encyclopdists|John Morley