Meaning of “evangelist” in the English Dictionary

"evangelist" in British English

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evangelistnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈvæn.dʒə.lɪst/ us /ɪˈvæn.dʒə.lɪst/

Evangelistnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈvæn.dʒə.lɪst/ us /ɪˈvæn.dʒə.lɪst/ specialized

one of the writers of the four books in the Bible about Jesus Christ

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

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evangelistnoun [ C ]

us /ɪˈvæn·dʒə·lɪst/

a person who speaks in public and tries to persuade people to become Christians, esp. in the past by traveling and holding religious meetings

evangelism
noun [ U ] us /ɪˈvæn·dʒəˌlɪz·əm/
evangelistic
adjective us /ɪˌvæn·dʒəˈlɪs·tɪk/

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