christian Definition

  • 1a person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings
  • 2relating to or professing Christianity or its teachings

Using christian: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "christian" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She is a devout Christian.

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    He converted to Christianity last year.

  • Example

    The Christian faith teaches love and forgiveness.

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    The country has a predominantly Christian population.

christian Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using christian

  • a person who behaves in a kind and moral way, following the teachings of Jesus Christ


    She is a good Christian who always helps her neighbors in need.

  • a religious denomination founded in the United States in the late 19th century, emphasizing spiritual healing and the power of prayer


    She is a member of the Christian Science church.

  • Christian martyr

    a person who is killed or suffers greatly for their Christian beliefs


    St. Stephen is considered the first Christian martyr.

Phrases with christian

  • a first name given at baptism, especially a name traditionally given to someone born into a Christian family


    Her Christian name is Mary.

  • the period of time reckoned from the birth of Jesus Christ, traditionally considered to have begun with year 1 AD


    The Christian era is also known as the Common Era.

  • the practice of giving to those in need, motivated by Christian faith and values


    The church runs a Christian charity that provides food and shelter for the homeless.

Origins of christian

from Latin 'Christianus', meaning 'follower of Christ'


Summary: christian in Brief

A 'Christian' [ˈkrɪstʃən] is a person who has been baptized or believes in Jesus Christ and his teachings. The term can also describe things related to Christianity, such as 'The Christian faith teaches love and forgiveness.' Phrases like 'Christian name' and idioms like 'a good Christian' are also common. 'Christian' can be used as both a noun and an adjective.

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