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



BrE BrE//ˈkrɪstʃən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɪstʃən//
Religious people
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a person who believes in the teachings of Jesus Christ or has been baptized in a Christian church Only 10% of the population are now practising Christians. He became a born-again Christian at 40 and turned his back on his misspent youth. See related entries: Religious people Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin Christianus, from Christus ‘Christ’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Christian