Definition of christian
What does the word christian mean?
part of speech: adjective, noun
(Person) believing in, professing, or belonging to, the religion of Christ (also as adj. of communities); of Christ or his religion; (person) showing character consistent with Christ\'s teaching, of genuine piety, Christ-like, (also as adj. of conduct, feelings, communities, &c.); human (person) as opposed to brute, brutal; (slang) civilized, decent, (person); C. name, given at baptism; C. era, reckoned from supposed birth of Christ; C. science, scientist, (adherent of) a system of combating disease &c. without medical treatment by mental effect of patient\'s C. faith. Hence or cogn. christianize (2, 3) v.i. & t., christianization n., christianlike a. christianly a. & adv., christianocomb. form. [Latin]