What does baptise mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baptize, baptise, christenverb

    administer baptism to

    "The parents had the child baptized"


  1. baptiseverb

    To sprinkle or pour water over, or to immerse in water, as a spiritual cleansing process in the rite of Christian baptism.

  2. baptiseverb

    To dedicate or christen.


  1. baptise

    Baptise is a Christian religious ritual or sacrament that involves sprinkling water onto a person's forehead or immersing them in water, symbolizing purification, admission, acceptance, or regeneration. This act is typically conducted to initiate a person into the Christian faith or welcome them into a specific Christian church or denomination.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Baptise

    bapt-īz′, v.t. to administer baptism to: to christen, give a name to.—n. Bapt′ism, immersion in or sprinkling with water as a religious ceremony—a sign and seal of the covenant of grace. It is symbolic of spiritual purification, and as a religious rite marks initiation into the Christian community.—adj. Baptis′mal.—adv. Baptis′mally.—ns. Bapt′ist, one who baptises: one who approves only of baptising by immersion, and that only to persons who profess their faith in Christ; Bap′tistery, a place where baptism is administered, either a separate building or a portion of a church.—Baptismal regeneration, the doctrine of the remission of sin original and actual, and of the new birth into the life of sanctifying grace, in and through the sacrament of baptism; Baptism by desire, the grace given to a believer who ardently desires baptism, but dies before he can receive it; Baptism for the dead, the vicarious baptism of a living Christian for an unbaptised dead Christian, who was thereby accounted baptised and received into bliss—it is supposed to be alluded to in 1 Cor. xv. 29; Baptism of blood, martyrdom for Christ's sake; Baptism of fire, the gift of the Holy Spirit: martyrdom by fire for Christ's sake: (fig.) any trying ordeal to be endured, as a young soldier's first experience of being under fire; Clinical baptism, baptism administered to sick persons; Conditional (or Hypothetical) baptism, baptism administered to those about whom it is doubtful whether they were baptised or whether the form of their earlier baptism was valid; Name of baptism, the Christian or personal name given at baptism; Private baptism, baptism administered at home, or elsewhere, not in the church. [Gr. baptiz-einbapt-ein, to dip in water.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Baptise is ranked #157234 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Baptise surname appeared 103 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Baptise.

    83.5% or 86 total occurrences were Black.
    8.7% or 9 total occurrences were White.
    5.8% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of baptise in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of baptise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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