/kris"cheuhn/, adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or derived from Jesus Christ or His teachings: a Christian faith.
2. of, pertaining to, believing in, or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ: Spain is a Christian country.
3. of or pertaining to Christians: many Christian deaths in the Crusades.
4. exhibiting a spirit proper to a follower of Jesus Christ; Christlike: She displayed true Christian charity.
5. decent; respectable: They gave him a good Christian burial.
6. human; not brutal; humane: Such behavior isn't Christian.
7. a person who believes in Jesus Christ; adherent of Christianity.
8. a person who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ: He died like a true Christian.
9. a member of any of certain Protestant churches, as the Disciples of Christ and the Plymouth Brethren.
10. the hero of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.
11. a male given name.
[1250-1300; < L Christianus < Gk Christianós, equiv. to Christ(ós) CHRIST + -ianos < L -ianus -IAN; r. ME, OE cristen < L, as above]

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(as used in expressions)
Young Men's Christian Association
Andersen Hans Christian
Bach Johann Christian
Billroth Christian Albert Theodor
Christian Charlie
Charles Christian
Christian Science Monitor The
Diesel Rudolf Christian Karl
Diez Friedrich Christian
Dior Christian
Christian Emil Maries Küpper
Ehrenberg Christian Gottfried
Fabricius Johann Christian
Alicia Christian Foster
fundamentalism Christian
Christian Frederik Carl Georg Valdemar Axel
Hahnemann Christian Friedrich Samuel
Hebbel Christian Friedrich
Heine Christian Johann Heinrich
Hölderlin Johann Christian Friedrich
Christian Huyghens
Christian Democratic Party
Johansson Per Christian
Lehár Franz Christian
Ferencz Christian Lehár
Mommsen Christian Matthias Theodor
Olav Alexander Edward Christian Frederik
Ørsted Hans Christian
Johan Julius Christian Sibelius
Simenon Georges Joseph Christian
Smuts Jan Christian
Wolff Christian Freiherr baron von
Woman's Christian Temperance Union

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