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evangelist

[ ih-van-juh-list ]
/ ɪˈvæn dʒə lɪst /
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noun

a Protestant minister or layperson who serves as an itinerant or special preacher, especially a revivalist.
a preacher of the gospel.
(initial capital letter) any of the writers (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) of the four Gospels.
(in the primitive church) a person who first brought the gospel to a city or region.
(initial capital letter)Mormon Church. a patriarch.
a person marked by evangelical enthusiasm for or support of any cause.

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Origin of evangelist

1125–75; Middle English evangeliste<Latin evangelista<Greek euangelistḗs.See evangel1, -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for evangelist (1 of 2)

evangelist
/ (ɪˈvændʒɪlɪst) /

noun

an occasional preacher, sometimes itinerant and often preaching at meetings in the open air
a preacher of the Christian gospel
any zealous advocate of a cause
another word for revivalist (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for evangelist (2 of 2)

Evangelist
/ (ɪˈvændʒɪlɪst) /

noun

any of the writers of the New Testament Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John
a senior official or dignitary of the Mormon Church
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