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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)

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.

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)."