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



    BrE BrE//əˈpɒsl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpɑːsl//
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  1. 1 Apostle any one of the twelve men that Christ chose to tell people about him and his teachings
  2. 2apostle (of something) (formal) a person who strongly believes in a policy or an idea and tries to make other people believe in it an apostle of free enterprise
  3. Word OriginOld English apostol, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek apostolos ‘messenger’, from apostellein ‘send forth’.
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