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Apostle Explained

apostle at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ə'pɔsəl]

apostle at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

apostle at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 900-1000; Language: Late Latin; Origin: apostolus, from Greek, 'bringer of messages, apostle', from apostellein 'to send away', from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + stellein 'to send']//
1 one of the 12 people chosen by Jesus Christ to teach and spread the Christian religion:
2 formal someone who believes strongly in an idea and tries to persuade other people: apostle of// --a great apostle of non-violence//

Apostle at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of the 12 disciples chosen by Jesus. They were Peter, James and John (sons of Zebedee), Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James (son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus or Judas (son of James), Simon the Cananaean or Zealot, and Judas Iscariot. The 12 were privileged to attend Jesus continually and receive his teaching. Peter, James, and John formed an inner circle and were allowed to witness such events as the Transfiguration and the agony of Jesus at Gethsemane. After the defection and death of Judas Iscariot, Matthias was elected an Apostle. Paul also claimed the title on the ground that he had seen the Lord and been commissioned by him.

apostle at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "apostle":
Aaronic priesthood, Ambrose of Milan, Athanasius, Barnabas, Basil,
Clement of Alexandria, Clement of Rome, Cyprian of Carthage,
Cyril of Jerusalem, Gregory of Nyssa, Hermas, Ignatius, Irenaeus,
Jerome, John, John Chrysostom, Justin Martyr, Lactantius Firmianus,
Luke, Mark, Melchizedek priesthood, Origen, Papias, Paul, Peter,
Polycarp, Seventy, Tertullian, ante-Nicene Fathers, bishop,
colporteur, convert, converter, deacon, disciple, elder,
evangelist, follower, high priest, missionary, missioner,
patriarch, priest, propagandist, proselyte, proselyter,
proselytizer, saint, teacher

Apostle at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

incidental, eventful, stirring, bustling, memorable, momentous, signal.

[ADJ] (Preparation): preparing, in preparation, afoot, brewing, forthcoming, preparative, preparatory, preliminary, ready.[ADJ] (Precedence): preceding, precedent, antecedent, anterior, prior, before, former, foregoing, aforementioned, aforesaid, said, precursory, preliminary, prefatory, introductory, prelusive, preparatory.

[ADJ] (Priority): prior, previous, preceding, precedent, anterior, antecedent, pre- existing, pre-existent, former, foregoing, aforementioned, before-mentioned, abovementioned, aforesaid.[ADJ] (Precedence): preceding, precedent, antecedent, anterior, prior, before, former, foregoing, aforementioned, aforesaid, said, precursory, preliminary, prefatory, introductory, prelusive, preparatory.

[ADJ] (Priority): prior, previous, preceding, precedent, anterior, antecedent, pre- existing, pre-existent, former, foregoing, aforementioned, before-mentioned, abovementioned, aforesaid.[ADV] (Predetermination): advisedly, with premeditation, aforethought, deliberately, all things considered, in cold blood, intentionally.[V] (Fear): fear, be afraid, have qualms, take fright, take alarm, start, wince, flinch, shy, shrink, fly, avoid, tremble.

[ADJ] (Fear): fearing, frightened, afraid, scared, fearful, timid, timorous,[ADV] (Repetition): repeatedly, often, again, anew, over again, afresh, once more, recursively, many times over, time and again, time after time, year after year, many a time, frequently.

[ADV] (Newness): newly, afresh, anew, lately, just now, recently, latterly, of late, not long ago, a short time ago.[N] (Sequence): sequence, coming after, going after, following, consecutiveness, succession, posteriority, continuation, order of succession, successiveness, subordinancy.

[V] (Sequence): succeed, come after, come on, come next, follow, ensue, alternate, place after, suffix, append.

[ADV] (Sequence): after, afterward, subsequently, behind, consecutively.

[V] (Succession): follow, follow after, come after, go after, succeed, ensue, occur.

[ADJ] (Succession): subsequent, posterior, following, after, later, succeeding, posthumous, future, afterdinner, postprandial.

[ADV] (Succession): subsequently, after, afterwards, since, later, thereafter, thereupon.

[V] (Succession): follow, follow after, come after, go after, succeed, ensue, occur.

[ADJ] (Succession): subsequent, posterior, following, after, later, succeeding, posthumous, future, afterdinner, postprandial.

[ADV] (Succession): subsequently, after, afterwards, since, later, thereafter, thereupon.

[ADV] (Rear): behind, in the rear, in the background, after, aback, rearward.

[N] (Subsequence): subsequence, coming after, order, follower, attendant, satellite, shadow, train, sequel, conse

Apostle at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Apostle \A*pos"tle\, n. [OE. apostle, apostel, postle, AS.
apostol, L. apostolus, fr. Gr. ? messenger, one sent forth or
away, fr. ? to send off or away; ? from + ? to send; akin to
G. stellen to set, E. stall: cf. F. ap[^o]tre, Of. apostre,
apostle, apostele, apostole.]
1. Literally: One sent forth; a messenger. Specifically: One
of the twelve disciples of Christ, specially chosen as his
companions and witnesses, and sent forth to preach the
gospel.

He called unto him his disciples, and of them he
chose twelve, whom also he named apostles. --Luke
vi. 13.

Note: The title of apostle is also applied to others, who,
though not of the number of the Twelve, yet were equal
with them in office and dignity; as, ``Paul, called to
be an apostle of Jesus Christ.'' --1 Cor. i. 1. In
--Heb. iii. 1, the name is given to Christ himself, as
having been sent from heaven to publish the gospel. In
the primitive church, other ministers were called
apostles --(Rom. xvi. 7).

2. The missionary who first plants the Christian faith in any
part of the world; also, one who initiates any great moral
reform, or first advocates any important belief; one who
has extraordinary success as a missionary or reformer; as,
Dionysius of Corinth is called the apostle of France, John
Eliot the apostle to the Indians, Theobald Mathew the
apostle of temperance.

3. (Civ. & Admiralty Law) A brief letter dimissory sent by a
court appealed from to the superior court, stating the
case, etc.; a paper sent up on appeals in the admiralty
courts. --Wharton. Burrill.

{Apostles' creed}, a creed of unknown origin, which was
formerly ascribed to the apostles. It certainly dates back
to the beginning of the sixth century, and some assert
that it can be found in the writings of Ambrose in the
fourth century.

{Apostle spoon} (Antiq.), a spoon of silver, with the handle
terminating in the figure of an apostle. One or more were
offered by sponsors at baptism as a present to the
godchild. --B. Jonson.

apostle at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

apostle
n 1: an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform; "an apostle
of revolution"
2: any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian
missionary to a people
3: (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by
Christ to preach his gospel

apostle at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Apostle

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » RP: Inter: IPA » /əˈpɒs(ə)l/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-apostle.ogg|Audio (US)

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » apostle|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » ἀπόστολος||one sent forth, apostle|tr=apostolos|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A missionary, or leader of a religious mission, especially one in the early Christian Church (but see Apostle).
    1. A pioneer or early advocate of a particular cause, prophet of a belief.
    2. A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve seat administrative council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    3. Inter: 1811 » Cambridge A person who is plucked, i.e. refused an academic degree.
      Synonyms
      * disciple
      Derived terms
      Inter: der-top » |

  • Apostles' Creed
  • apostleship
  • apostle spoon

  • Inter: der-mi » d
    • apostolate
    • apostolic
    • apostolicity


    Inter: der-botto » m
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » missionary or leader of a mission
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|رسول|tr=rasūl
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|առաքյալ|tr=aṙak'yal
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|abostol|m
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|апостол|tr=apóstol
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|apòstol|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|使徒|tr=shǐtú
  • Cornish: Inter: t- » kw|abostol|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|apostel|m, Inter: t+ » nl|zendeling|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|apostoli, Inter: t- » fi|lähetyssaarnaaja
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|apôtre|m, Inter: t+ » fr|apôtre|f
  • : Old French: Inter: tø » fro|apostre|m, Inter: tø » fro|apostle|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Apostel|m, Inter: t- » de|Apostelin|f, Inter: qualifier » fig. Inter: t+ » de|Jünger|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|απόστολος|m|tr=apóstolos
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|aspal|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|apostolo|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|使徒|tr={{l|ja|しと, Inter: l » ja|shito|sc=Latn}}
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Apostel|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|апостол|m|tr=ápostol
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|apostoł|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|апостол|m|tr=apóstol
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|apóstol|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|apostel|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|havaryun
    • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t+ » vo|paostolan, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » vo|hipaostolan, Inter: qualifier » ♀ Inter: t- » vo|jipaostolan
    • Walloon: Inter: t+ » wa|apoisse|m, Inter: t+ » wa|apôte|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » pioneer
    Inter: trans-top » top-ranking Mormon church official
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|apostoli
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|apôtre|m, Inter: t+ » fr|apôtre|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Apostel|m, Inter: t- » de|Apostelin|f
  • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » ♂♀ Inter: t+ » vo|paostolan, Inter: qualifier » ♂ Inter: t- » vo|hipaostolan, Inter: qualifier » hypothetical, ♀ Inter: t- » vo|jipaostolan

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » (Cambridge) person who is refused his academic degree
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » sq: apostull


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » mt: Appostlu
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: apóstolo {{m}}
  • Inter: ttbc » ro: Inter: t- » ro|apostol|m, Inter: t- » ro|apostoli|p
  • Inter: ttbc » es: Inter: t+ » es|apóstol|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    See Inter: term » apostil.

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: lega » l A letter dismissory.
    1. Inter: lega » l A note sent to an appeal court presenting the appeal in summary.
    2. Inter: lega » l The trial court record sent to an appeal court concerning an appeal.

      Anagrams

      * ale post


    Old French

    Noun

    Inter: fro-noun » m
  • apostle
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=circa 1100,|title=Category: s:fr - :Chanson de Roland|Chanson de Roland|passage=Recleimet Deu e l’apostle de Rome|translation=Imploring God and the apostle of Rome

      Descendants

      * English: Inter: l » en|apostle

  • French: Inter: l » fr|apôtre

  • Translation: ar » apostle
    Translation: et » apostle
    Translation: el » apostle
    Translation: eo » apostle
    Translation: fa » apostle
    Translation: fr » apostle
    Translation: gl » apostle
    Translation: ko » apostle
    Translation: io » apostle
    Translation: it » apostle
    Translation: kn » apostle
    Translation: hu » apostle
    Translation: mg » apostle
    Translation: ml » apostle
    Translation: my » apostle
    Translation: nl » apostle
    Translation: ps » apostle
    Translation: pl » apostle
    Translation: pt » apostle
    Translation: ru » apostle
    Translation: sm » apostle
    Category: simple:apostle -
    Translation: fi » apostle
    Translation: ta » apostle
    Translation: te » apostle
    Translation: vi » apostle
    Translation: zh » apostle

    Apostle at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: wikipedia » Twelve Apostles
    Inter: also » apostle

    English

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • One of the group of twelve disciples chosen by Jesus to preach and spread the Gospel
    1. A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve-seat Mormon administrative council.

      Derived terms

      * Inter: l » en|Apostles' Creed

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » one of the group of twelve disciples

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|առաքյալ|tr=aṙak'yal
  • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|həvari
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|apoštol|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|opetuslapsi, Inter: t+ » fi|apostoli
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|apôtre|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|απόστολος|m|tr=apóstolos

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|aspal|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|apóstol|m
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|havari
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|paostolan
    • Walloon: Inter: t+ » wa|Apoisse


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » top-ranking Mormon
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|apostoli


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • A rare transcription of the Greek male given name Inter: l » el|Απόστολος (usually transliterated as Apostolos).

    Anagrams

    * ale post

  • Translation: el » Apostle
    Translation: my » Apostle
    Translation: ps » Apostle