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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disciple  \Dis*ci"ple\,  n.  [OE.  disciple,  deciple,  OF  disciple, 
  fr  L.  discipulus  fr  discere  to  learn  (akin  to  docere  to 
  teach;  see  {Docile})  +  prob.  a  root  meaning  to  turn  or  drive, 
  as  in  L.  pellere  to  drive  (see  {Pulse}).] 
  One  who  receives  instruction  from  another;  a  scholar;  a 
  learner;  especially,  a  follower  who  has  learned  to  believe  in 
  the  truth  of  the  doctrine  of  his  teacher;  an  adherent  in 
  doctrine;  as  the  disciples  of  Plato;  the  disciples  of  our 
  Savior. 
 
  {The  disciples},  or  {The  twelve  disciples},  the  twelve 
  selected  companions  of  Jesus;  --  also  called  {the 
  apostles}. 
 
  {Disciples  of  Christ}.  See  {Christian},  n.,  3,  and 
  {Campbellite}. 
 
  Syn:  Learner;  scholar;  pupil;  follower;  adherent. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disciple  \Dis*ci"ple\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Discipled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Discipling}.] 
  1.  To  teach;  to  train.  [Obs.] 
 
  That  better  were  in  virtues  discipled.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  punish;  to  discipline.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  3.  To  make  disciples  of  to  convert  to  doctrines  or 
  principles.  [R.] 
 
  Sending  missionaries  to  disciple  all  nations.  --E. 
  D.  Griffin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disciple 
  n  :  someone  who  believes  and  helps  to  spread  the  doctrine  of 
  another  [syn:  {adherent}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Disciple 
  a  scholar,  sometimes  applied  to  the  followers  of  John  the 
  Baptist  (Matt.  9:14),  and  of  the  Pharisees  (22:16),  but 
  principally  to  the  followers  of  Christ.  A  disciple  of  Christ  is 
  one  who  (1)  believes  his  doctrine,  (2)  rests  on  his  sacrifice, 
  (3)  imbibes  his  spirit,  and  (4)  imitates  his  example  (Matt. 
  10:24;  Luke  14:26,  27,  33;  John  6:69). 
 




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