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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination;


1. relating to or characteristic of Christianity;
- Example: "Christian rites"

2. following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Christian \Chris"tian\, a. 1. Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, Christian people. [1913 Webster] 3. Pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical; as, a Christian court. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 4. Characteristic of Christian people; civilized; kind; kindly; gentle; beneficent. [1913 Webster] The graceful tact; the Christian art. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Christian Commission. See under Commission. Christian court. Same as Ecclesiastical court. Christian Endeavor, Young People's Society of. In various Protestant churches, a society of young people organized in each individual church to do Christian work; also, the whole body of such organizations, which are united in a corporation called the United Society of Christian Endeavor, organized in 1885. The parent society was founded in 1881 at Portland, Maine, by Rev. Francis E. Clark, a Congregational minister. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Christian era, the present era, commencing with the birth of Christ. It is supposed that owing to an error of a monk (Dionysius Exiguus, d. about 556) employed to calculate the era, its commencement was fixed three or four years too late, so that 1890 should be 1893 or 1894. Christian name, the name given in baptism, as distinct from the family name, or surname. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Christian \Chris"tian\, n. [L. christianus, Gr. ?; cf. AS. cristen. See Christ.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ. [1913 Webster] The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. --Acts xi. 26. [1913 Webster] 2. One born in a Christian country or of Christian parents, and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an opposing system. [1913 Webster] 3. (Eccl.) (a) One of a Christian denomination which rejects human creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names. They are congregational in church government, and baptize by immersion. They are also called Disciples of Christ, and Campbellites. (b) One of a sect (called Christian Connection) of open-communion immersionists. The Bible is their only authoritative rule of faith and practice. [1913 Webster] Note: In this sense, often pronounced, but not by the members of the sects, kr[imac]s"chan. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Christian adj 1: relating to or characteristic of Christianity; "Christian rites" 2: following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ [ant: unchristian] n 1: a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

166 Moby Thesaurus words for "Christian": Christianlike, Christianly, Christlike, Christly, God-fearing man, Nazarene, Nazarite, accepted, accepter, adoring, affectionate, approved, authentic, authoritative, becoming, befitting, believer, believing, benign, benignant, blameless, brotherly, burgher, canonical, catechumen, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, civilized, clean, communicant, compassionate, conventional, convert, correct, creditable, cultish, cultist, cultistic, customary, daily communicant, decent, devoted, devotee, devotionalist, devout, disciple, done, dutiful, erect, estimable, ethical, evangelical, exemplary citizen, fair, faithful, fanatic, firm, follower, fraternal, full of integrity, good, good Christian, good citizen, good neighbor, gracious, high-minded, high-principled, highly respectable, honest, honorable, human, humane, immaculate, inviolate, irreproachable, just, kind, kindhearted, kindly, kindly-disposed, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, literal, loving, manly, moral, neophyte, nice, noble, of the faith, orthodox, orthodoxical, pietist, pietistic, pillar of society, pious, prayerful, principled, proper, proselyte, pure, received, receiver, religionist, religious, reputable, respectable, respectable citizen, reverent, reverential, right, right-minded, righteous, saint, scriptural, seemly, softhearted, solemn, sound, spotless, stainless, standard, sterling, sympathetic, sympathizing, tender, tenderhearted, textual, theist, theistic, traditional, traditionalistic, true, true Christian, true-blue, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, truster, unblemished, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, unimpeachable, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untarnished, upright, uprighteous, upstanding, venerational, venerative, virtuous, votary, warm, warmhearted, worshipful, worthy, yeomanly, zealot
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Christian the name given by the Greeks or Romans, probably in reproach, to the followers of Jesus. It was first used at Antioch. The names by which the disciples were known among themselves were "brethren," "the faithful," "elect," "saints," "believers." But as distinguishing them from the multitude without, the name "Christian" came into use, and was universally accepted. This name occurs but three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16).
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

CHRISTIAN, n. One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. One who follows the teachings of Christ in so far as they are not inconsistent with a life of sin. I dreamed I stood upon a hill, and, lo! The godly multitudes walked to and fro Beneath, in Sabbath garments fitly clad, With pious mien, appropriately sad, While all the church bells made a solemn din -- A fire-alarm to those who lived in sin. Then saw I gazing thoughtfully below, With tranquil face, upon that holy show A tall, spare figure in a robe of white, Whose eyes diffused a melancholy light. "God keep you, strange," I exclaimed. "You are No doubt (your habit shows it) from afar; And yet I entertain the hope that you, Like these good people, are a Christian too." He raised his eyes and with a look so stern It made me with a thousand blushes burn Replied -- his manner with disdain was spiced: "What! I a Christian? No, indeed! I'm Christ." G.J.
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Christian -- U.S. County in Kentucky Population (2000): 72265 Housing Units (2000): 27182 Land area (2000): 721.315034 sq. miles (1868.197282 sq. km) Water area (2000): 2.692520 sq. miles (6.973595 sq. km) Total area (2000): 724.007554 sq. miles (1875.170877 sq. km) Located within: Kentucky (KY), FIPS 21 Location: 36.854445 N, 87.481989 W Headwords: Christian Christian, KY Christian County Christian County, KY
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Christian -- U.S. County in Illinois Population (2000): 35372 Housing Units (2000): 14992 Land area (2000): 709.061090 sq. miles (1836.459714 sq. km) Water area (2000): 6.653531 sq. miles (17.232565 sq. km) Total area (2000): 715.714621 sq. miles (1853.692279 sq. km) Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17 Location: 39.528077 N, 89.262544 W Headwords: Christian Christian, IL Christian County Christian County, IL
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Christian -- U.S. County in Missouri Population (2000): 54285 Housing Units (2000): 21827 Land area (2000): 563.160776 sq. miles (1458.579651 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.889574 sq. miles (2.303985 sq. km) Total area (2000): 564.050350 sq. miles (1460.883636 sq. km) Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29 Location: 37.015357 N, 93.236723 W Headwords: Christian Christian, MO Christian County Christian County, MO