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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Christen  \Chris"ten\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Christened};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Christening}.]  [AS.  cristnian  to  make  a  Christian, 
  fr  cristen  a  Christian.] 
  1.  To  baptize  and  give  a  Christian  name  to 
 
  2.  To  give  a  name  to  denominate.  ``Christen  the  thing  what 
  you  will.''  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  3.  To  Christianize.  [Obs.]  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  4.  To  use  for  the  first  time.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  christen 
  v  :  administer  baptism  to  "The  parents  had  the  child  baptized" 
  [syn:  {baptize},  {baptise}] 




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