Definitions for Methodistˈmɛθ ə dɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Meth•od•istˈmɛθ ə dɪst(n.)

  1. a member of a Protestant denomination that developed out of John Wesley's religious revival and has an Arminian doctrine and, in the U.S., a modified episcopal polity.

    Category: Religion

  2. (adj.)Also, Meth`od•is′tic, Meth`od•is′ti•cal. of or pertaining to the Methodists or Methodism.

    Category: Religion

Origin of Methodist:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Methodist(adj)

    a follower of Wesleyanism as practiced by the Methodist Church

  2. Methodist, Wesleyan(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley

    "Methodist theology"


  1. Methodist(Noun)

    A member of the Methodist Church; A Wesleyan

  2. Methodist(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the branch of Christianity that adheres to the views of Wesley (1703-1791)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Methodist(noun)

    one who observes method

  2. Methodist(noun)

    one of an ancient school of physicians who rejected observation and founded their practice on reasoning and theory

  3. Methodist(noun)

    one of a sect of Christians, the outgrowth of a small association called the "Holy Club," formed at Oxford University, A.D. 1729, of which the most conspicuous members were John Wesley and his brother Charles; -- originally so called from the methodical strictness of members of the club in all religious duties

  4. Methodist(noun)

    a person of strict piety; one who lives in the exact observance of religious duties; -- sometimes so called in contempt or ridicule

  5. Methodist(adj)

    of or pertaining to the sect of Methodists; as, Methodist hymns; a Methodist elder


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