Definition of evangelist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈvændʒəlɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvændʒəlɪst//
    Religious people
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  1. 1a person who tries to persuade people to become Christians, especially by travelling around the country holding religious meetings or speaking on radio or television see also televangelist See related entries: Religious people
  2. 2Evangelist one of the four writers (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) of the books called the Gospels in the Bible See related entries: Religious people
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in sense (2)): from Old French évangéliste, via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek euangelistēs, from euangelizesthai ‘evangelize’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: evangelist