Meaning of disciple

dis•ci•ple

Pronunciation: (di-sī'pul), [key]
— n., v., -pled, -pling.
—n.
    1. one of the 12 personal followers of Christ.
    2. one of the 70 followers sent forth by Christ. Luke 10:1.
    3. any other professed follower of Christ in His lifetime.
  1. any follower of Christ.
  2. (cap.) a member of the Disciples of Christ.
  3. a person who is a pupil or an adherent of the doctrines of another; follower: a disciple of Freud.
—v.t.
  1. to convert into a disciple.
  2. to teach; train.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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