Meaning of “apostle” in the English Dictionary

"apostle" in British English

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apostlenoun

uk /əˈpɒs.əl/ us /əˈpɑː.səl/

[ C ] formal someone who strongly supports a particular belief or political movement:

an apostle of world peace/liberty
the Apostles [ plural ]

the group of early Christians who travelled to different places telling people about Jesus Christ

See also
apostolic
adjective uk /ˌæp.əˈstɒl.ɪk/ us /ˌæp.əˈstɑː.lɪk/ formal

(Definition of “apostle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"apostle" in American English

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apostlenoun [ C ]

us /əˈpɑs·əl/

any of the twelve men whom Jesus Christ chose to teach other people about Christianity, or someone who strongly supports a particular belief or political movement

(Definition of “apostle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)