Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “Christian”

See all translations

Christian

adjective uk   /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /-ti.ən/ us  
of or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ: a Christian charity/organization the Christian faith used to describe a person or action that is good, kind, helpful, etc.
More examples

Christian

noun [C] uk   /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /-ti.ən/ us  
someone who believes in and follows the teachings of Jesus Christ
More examples
Translations of “Christian”
in Korean 기독교인…
in Arabic مَسيحي…
in French chrétien/-ienne…
in Turkish Hristiyan…
in Italian cristiano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基督教的, 仁慈的, 友好的…
in Russian христианин…
in Polish chrześcija-nin/nka…
in Spanish cristiano…
in Portuguese cristão, cristã…
in German der/die Christ(in)…
in Catalan cristià, -ana…
in Japanese キリスト教徒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基督教的, 仁慈的, 友好的…
(Definition of Christian from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of Christian?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “Christian” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More