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Definitions for disciple
dɪˈsaɪ pəldis·ci·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disciple, adherentnoun

    someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another


  1. disciplenoun

    A person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others.

  2. disciplenoun

    An active follower or adherent of someone, or some philosophy etc.

  3. disciplenoun

    miserable-looking creature of a man

  4. discipleverb

    To train, educate, teach.

  5. Disciplenoun

    Any of the followers of Jesus Christ.

  6. Disciplenoun

    One of the twelve disciples of Jesus sent out as Apostles.

  7. Etymology: discipul, from discipulus, from discere; akin to docere. Later influenced or superceded in Middle English by deciple.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. DISCIPLEnoun

    A scholar; one that professes to receive instructions from another.

    Etymology: discipulus, Latin.

    He rebuked disciples, who would call for fire from heaven upon whole cities, for the neglect of a few. Charles I .

    The commemorating the death of Christ, is the professing ourselves the disciples of the crucified Saviour; and that engageth us to take up his cross and follow him. Henry Hammond.

    A young disciple should behave himself so well, as to gain the affection and the ear of his instructor. Isaac Watts.

  2. To Discipleverb

    To punish; to discipline. This word is not in use.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    She, bitter penance, with an iron whip,
    Was wont him to disciple every day. Edmund Spenser, Fai. Queen.


  1. disciple

    A disciple is a person who follows or adheres to the teachings, ideas, or beliefs of a particular leader, guru, or teacher. This term is commonly associated with religious contexts, referring to individuals who follow spiritual or religious leaders or deities. However, it can also be used in broader contexts to signify anyone who is a dedicated follower or student of a philosophical or intellectual discipline.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disciplenoun

    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

  2. Discipleverb

    to teach; to train

  3. Discipleverb

    to punish; to discipline

  4. Discipleverb

    to make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles



    The DISCiPLE was a floppy disk interface for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer. Designed by Miles Gordon Technology, it was marketed by Rockfort Products and launched in 1986. Like Sinclair's own ZX Interface 1, the DISCiPLE was a wedge-shaped unit fitting underneath the Spectrum. It was designed as a super-interface, providing all the facilities a Spectrum owner could need. In addition to floppy-disk, parallel port printer interface and a "magic button", it also offered twin joystick ports, Sinclair ZX Net-compatible network ports and an inhibit button for disabling the device. At the rear of the unit was a pass-through port for connecting further devices, although the complexity of the DISCiPLE meant that many would not work, or only if the DISCiPLE was "turned off" using the inhibit button. The DISCiPLE was a considerable success but its sophistication meant that it was expensive and the plastic casing, located beneath the computer itself, was sometimes prone to overheating. These factors led to the development of MGT's later +D interface. The DISCiPLE's DOS was named GDOS. MGT's later DOSs were backwards-compatible with GDOS. In later years a complete new system called UNI-DOS was developed by SD Software for the DISCiPLE and +D interfaces. In October 1993 "The Complete DISCiPLE Disassembly" was published in book form, documenting the "GDOS system 3d" version.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disciple

    dis-ī′pl, n. one who professes to receive instruction from another: one who follows or believes in the doctrine of another: a follower, esp. one of the twelve disciples of Christ.—v.t. (Spens.) to teach.—n. Discī′pleship.—Disciples of Christ, a denomination of American Baptists, also known as Campbellites. [Fr.,—L. discipulus, from discĕre, to learn; akin to docēre, to teach.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disciple in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disciple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of disciple in a Sentence

  1. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    A disciple of Jesus Christ has received gifts from the Lord, and the Lord asks his disciples to be generous with others as he is generous with them.

  2. Dave Aronberg:

    The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, is a disciple of this president, the governor is going to follow the lead of the White House. ... Lives are at risk, and you have all these political games going on.

  3. Swayan basu:

    If looking for a true partner in life; Then it is your mother because a mother raises her child from small to large; He gave birth to him and made him a perfect man, giving him the gift of his new life. There is no greater disciple in life.

  4. Amos Bronson Alcott:

    The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.

  5. Dwight L. Moody:

    Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.

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