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A scholar, sometimes applied to the followers of John the Baptist (Matthew 9:14), and of the Pharisees (22:16), but principally to the followers of Christ. A disciple of Christ is one who (1) believes his doctrine, (2) rests on his sacrifice, (3) imbibes his spirit, and (4) imitates his example (Matthew 10:24; Luke 14:26, 27, 33; John 6:69).
A name given to the followers of any teacher.
Of John the Baptist
The seventy sent forth
DISCIPLE, noun [Latin , to learn.]
1. A learner; a scholar; one who receives or professes to receive instruction from another; as the disciples of Plato.
2. A follower; an adherent to the doctrines of another. Hence the constant attendants of Christ were called his disciples; and hence all Christians are called his disciples, as they profess to learn and receive his doctrines and precepts.
DISCIPLE, verb transitive
1. To teach; to train, or bring up.
2. To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles.
This authority he employed in sending missionaries to disciple all nations.
3. To punish; to discipline. [Not in use.]
DISCIPLED, participle passive Taught; trained; brought up; made a disciple.
DISCIPLE-LIKE, adjective Becoming a disciple.
DISCIPLESHIP, noun The state of a disciple or follower in doctrines and precepts.