christen

  • 1 Christen — may refer to: People Adolf Christen (1811–1883), court actor, theater director and theater manager Brian Christen (born 1926), Canadian cricketer Fritz Christen (1921–1995), German Waffen SS soldier of WWII era Georges Christen (born 1962),… …

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  • 2 Christen — Chris ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Christened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Christening}.] [AS. cristnian to make a Christian, fr. cristen a Christian.] [1913 Webster] 1. To baptize and give a Christian name to. [1913 Webster] 2. To give a name; to denominate …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Christen — Christen, Ada, Pseudonym, s. Breden …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 4 Christen — Christen, Ada, Pseudonym für Christiane von Breden (s.d.) …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5 Christen — Christen, wurden die Anhänger Christi zuerst in Antiochien am Orontes genannt, wo sich um 40 n. Chr. die erste heidenchristliche Gemeinde bildete; das Wort »Christiani« ist latein. Bildung, was beweist, daß die Römer den Namen »Christus« für… …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 6 christen — index call (title), denominate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 christen — c.1200, from O.E. cristnian to baptize, lit. to make Christian, from W.Gmc., from Church L. christianus (see CHRISTIAN (Cf. Christian)). General meaning of to name is attested from mid 15c. Related: Christened; christening …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 christen — *baptize …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 christen — [v] named in religious rite asperse, baptize, bless, call, dedicate, denominate, designate, dub, entitle, godparent, immerse, sprinkle, style, term, title; concepts 62,367 …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 christen — ► VERB 1) name (a baby) at baptism as a sign of admission to a Christian Church. 2) informal use for the first time. DERIVATIVES christening noun. ORIGIN Old English «make Christian», from Latin Christus Christ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 christen — [kris′ən] vt. [ME cristnen < OE cristnian: see CHRISTIAN] 1. to take into a Christian church by baptism; baptize 2. to give a name to at baptism 3. to give a name to (a ship being launched, etc.) 4. Informal to make use of for the first time …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 christen — [[t]krɪ̱s(ə)n[/t]] christens, christening, christened 1) VERB: usu passive When a baby is christened, he or she is given a name during the Christian ceremony of baptism. Compare baptize. [be V ed] She was born in March and christened in June...… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 christen — re·christen; un·christen; christen; …

    English syllables

  • 14 christen — UK [ˈkrɪs(ə)n] / US verb [transitive] Word forms christen : present tense I/you/we/they christen he/she/it christens present participle christening past tense christened past participle christened 1) [often passive] to perform a religious… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 Christen — Dieser Artikel erläutert den Begriff Christ als Anhänger Jesu von Nazaret; andere Bedeutungen siehe unter Christ (Begriffsklärung) und Christen (Begriffsklärung). Als Christ wird eine Person bezeichnet, die sich zu Jesus von Nazaret (bekannt auch …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 16 christen — christener, n. /kris euhn/, v.t. 1. to receive into the Christian church by baptism; baptize. 2. to give a name to at baptism: They christened her Mary. 3. to name and dedicate: to christen a ship. 4. to make use of for the first time. [bef. 900; …

    Universalium

  • 17 christen — verb Christen is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ship …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 Christen — use something for the first time: to christen the new bathroom …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 19 christen — Australian Slang use something for the first time: to christen the new bathroom …

    English dialects glossary

  • 20 christen — chris|ten [ krısn ] verb transitive 1. ) often passive to BAPTIZE a baby and officially give it a name: christen someone/something: She was christened Annabel. 2. ) to give a name to someone or something 3. ) INFORMAL to use something for the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English