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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

A scholar, sometimes applied to the followers of John the Baptist (Matthew 9:14), and of the Pharisees (22:16), but principally to the followers of Christ. A disciple of Christ is one who (1) believes his doctrine, (2) rests on his sacrifice, (3) imbibes his spirit, and (4) imitates his example (Matthew 10:24; Luke 14:26, 27, 33; John 6:69).

Naves Topical Index

A name given to the followers of any teacher.

Of John the Baptist
Matthew 9:14

Of Jesus
Matthew 10:1; Matthew 20:17; Acts 9:26; Acts 14:2; Acts 21:4

The seventy sent forth
Luke 10:1

First called Christians at Antioch
Acts 11:26
Apostles; Righteous

Smith's Bible Dictionary


Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISCIPLE, noun [Latin , to learn.]

1. A learner; a scholar; one who receives or professes to receive instruction from another; as the disciples of Plato.

2. A follower; an adherent to the doctrines of another. Hence the constant attendants of Christ were called his disciples; and hence all Christians are called his disciples, as they profess to learn and receive his doctrines and precepts.

DISCIPLE, verb transitive

1. To teach; to train, or bring up.

2. To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles.

This authority he employed in sending missionaries to disciple all nations.

3. To punish; to discipline. [Not in use.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISCIPLED, participle passive Taught; trained; brought up; made a disciple.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISCIPLE-LIKE, adjective Becoming a disciple.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISCIPLESHIP, noun The state of a disciple or follower in doctrines and precepts.