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



    BrE BrE//dɪˈsaɪpl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsaɪpl//
    Religious people
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  1. 1a person who believes in and follows the teachings of a religious or political leader synonym follower a disciple of the economist John Maynard Keynes See related entries: Religious people
  2. 2 (according to the Bible) one of the people who followed Jesus Christ and his teachings when he was living on earth, especially one of the twelve Apostles
  3. Word OriginOld English, from Latin discipulus ‘learner’, from discere ‘learn’; reinforced by Old French deciple.Extra examples He commanded them to go out and make disciples of all nations. John, the beloved disciple of Jesus She was an ardent disciple of Freud. He was an ardent disciple of Mahatma Ghandi. These ideas are central to the work of Freud and his disciples.
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