Meaning of “disciple” in the English Dictionary

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"disciple" in British English

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disciplenoun

uk /dɪˈsaɪ.pəl/ us /dɪˈsaɪ.pəl/

[ C ] a person who believes in the ideas and principles of someone famous and tries to live the way that person does or did:

an ardent disciple of Gandhi
the disciples [ plural ] also the Disciples

the twelve men who followed Jesus during his life

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

"disciple" in American English

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disciplenoun [ C ]

us /dɪˈsɑɪ·pəl/

a person who believes in the ideas of a leader, esp. a religious or political one, and tries to live according to those ideas:

Jesse Jackson was a disciple of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Disciples were the twelve men who followed Jesus during his life.

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