Associations to the word «Apostle»


APOSTLE, noun. A missionary, or leader of a religious mission, especially one in the early Christian Church (but see Apostle).
APOSTLE, noun. A pioneer or early advocate of a particular cause, prophet of a belief.
APOSTLE, noun. A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve seat administrative council of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
APOSTLE, noun. (obsolete) (Cambridge slang) A person who is plucked, i.e. refused an academic degree.
APOSTLE, noun. (legal) A letter dismissory.
APOSTLE, noun. (legal) A note sent to an appeal court presenting the appeal in summary.
APOSTLE, noun. (legal) The trial court record sent to an appeal court concerning an appeal.
APOSTLE, noun. One of the group of twelve disciples chosen by Jesus to preach and spread the Gospel
APOSTLE, noun. A top-ranking ecclesiastical official in the twelve-seat Mormon administrative council.
APOSTLE, proper noun. A rare transcription of the Greek male given name Απόστολος (usually transliterated as Apostolos).
APOSTLE SPOON, noun. A spoon (usually silver) with an image of an Apostle or other Christian religious figure as the termination of the handle.
APOSTLE SPOONS, noun. Plural of apostle spoon, usually as a set of twelve representing the different apostles.

Dictionary definition

APOSTLE, noun. An ardent early supporter of a cause or reform; "an apostle of revolution".
APOSTLE, noun. Any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people.
APOSTLE, noun. (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne