Francis Xavier


noun

Definition for francis xavier (2 of 2)

Xavier

[ zey-vee-er, zav-ee-, zey-vyer ]
/ ˈzeɪ vi ər, ˈzæv i-, ˈzeɪ vyər /

noun

Saint FrancisFrancisco Javierthe Apostle of the Indies, 1506–52, Spanish Jesuit missionary, especially in India and Japan.
a male given name: from an Arabic word meaning “bright.”

Related forms

Xa·ve·ri·an [zey-veer-ee-uh n, za-] /zeɪˈvɪər i ən, zæ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for francis xavier (1 of 2)

Francis Xavier

/ (ˈzeɪvɪə) /

noun

Saint Francis Xavier See Xavier

British Dictionary definitions for francis xavier (2 of 2)

Xavier

/ (ˈzeɪvɪə, ˈzæv-, Spanish xaˈβjɛr) /

noun

Saint Francis, known as the Apostle of the Indies. 1506–52, Spanish missionary, who was a founding member of the Jesuit society (1534) and later preached in Goa, Ceylon, the East Indies, and Japan. Feast day: Dec 3
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