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Definition of "evangelist" []

  • Any one of the authors of the four New Testament gospel books: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. (noun)
  • One who practices evangelism, especially a Protestant preacher or missionary. (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 "evangelist" in a sentence
  • "He soon realized that they understood the term "evangelist" as a religious preacher."
  • "The image of the evangelist is a rather peculiar form, and those who seek miracles or favors pledge dollars in various denominations to him on the fiesta day."
  • "He's the company's vice president for environmental affairs, and the word "evangelist" does not fully capture his intensity on the subject of petroleum-based plastic and the harm that he believes it does to the environment."