epistle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “epistle” in the English Dictionary

"epistle" in British English

See all translations

epistlenoun [C]

uk   /ɪˈpɪs.əl/ us   /ɪˈpɪs.əl/
formal a letter: humorous Many thanks for your lengthy epistle, which arrived in this morning's post.
one of the letters written to the early Christians by the apostles (= the first men who believed in Jesus Christ)
epistolary
adjective uk   /ɪˈpɪstəl.ər.i/ us   /ɪˈpɪs.təl.er.i/ formal
(Definition of epistle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “epistle”
in Spanish epístola…
in Vietnamese thư từ…
in Malaysian warkah…
in Thai จดหมายที่เป็นทางการ…
in French épître…
in German die Epistel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 书信, 使徒书信…
in Indonesian surat, surat yang ditulis murid Jesus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 書信, 使徒書信…
What is the pronunciation of epistle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“epistle” in British English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ray

a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More