What does disciple mean?

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dɪˈsaɪ pəldis·ci·ple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disciple, adherent(noun)

    someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another


  1. disciple(Noun)

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

  2. disciple(Noun)

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

  3. disciple(Noun)

    miserable-looking creature of a man

  4. disciple(Verb)

    To train, educate, teach.

  5. Disciple(Noun)

    Any of the followers of Jesus Christ.

  6. Disciple(Noun)

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

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 Later influenced or superceded in Middle English by deciple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disciple(noun)

    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. Disciple(verb)

    to teach; to train

  3. Disciple(verb)

    to punish; to discipline

  4. Disciple(verb)

    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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The cleverest amongst you is he who is the loyal apostle of life, the true disciple of existence, the devout follower of love.

  2. Dwight L. Moody:

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

  3. 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.

  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.

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