Definition of "apostle" [a•pos•tle]
- (noun) One of a group made up especially of the 12 disciples chosen by Jesus to preach the gospel.
- (noun) A missionary of the early Christian Church.
- (noun) A leader of the first Christian mission to a country or region.
- (noun) One of the 12 members of the administrative council in the Mormon Church.
- (noun) One who pioneers an important reform movement, cause, or belief: an apostle of conservation.
Use "apostle" in a sentence
- "The term apostle is applied by St. Paul not only to the Twelve, but also to himself, to Barnabas, to his kinsmen,"
- "That the first Gospel was written by this apostle is the testimony of all antiquity."
- "-- So understanding the words, the apostle is here giving the language of the true method of justification; and this sense we prefer (with Calvin, Beza, Ferme, Locke, Jowett)."