Definition of "disciple" []

  • One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another. (noun)
  • An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy. (noun)
  • One of the original followers of Jesus. (noun)
  • A member of the Disciples of Christ. (noun)
  • A follower of the doctrines of a teacher or a school of thought (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • One of the personal followers of Christ (including his 12 apostles) during his earthly life (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "disciple" in a sentence
  • "As we seek to become disciples of Jesus Christ, we should never forget that the word disciple is directly related to the word discipline."
  • "To fulfill the meaning of the term disciple, then, spiritual seekers need realistic attitudes."
  • "“By martyrdom,” the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council explained, “a disciple is transformed into an image of his Master …” (Lumen Gentium, 42)."