[ naz-uh-reen, naz-uh-reen ]
/ ˌnæz əˈrin, ˈnæz əˌrin /


a native or inhabitant of Nazareth.
a member of a sect of early Jewish converts to Christianity who retained the Mosaic ritual.
the Nazarene, Jesus Christ.


of or relating to Nazareth or the Nazarenes.

Origin of Nazarene

1225–75; Middle English < Late Latin Nazarēnus < Greek Nazarēnós, equivalent to Nazar(ét) Nazareth + -ēnos suffix of origin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nazarene

/ (ˌnæzəˈriːn, ˈnæz-) /

noun Also: Nazarite

an early name for a Christian (Acts 24:5) or (when preceded by the) for Jesus Christ
a member of one of several groups of Jewish-Christians found principally in Syria
a member of an association of German artists called the Nazarenes or Brotherhood of St Luke, including Friedrich Overbeck (1789–1869) and Peter von Cornelius (1783–1867), founded (1809) in Vienna to revive German religious art after the examples of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance


of or relating to Nazareth or the Nazarenes
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