Associations to the word «Baptism»
BAPTISM, noun. The Bible Baptist Christian personal ordinance in which one is submerged in water.
BAPTISM, noun. The Christian sacrament in which one is anointed with or submerged in water and sometimes given a name.
BAPTISM, noun. A similar ceremony of initiation, purification or naming.
BAPTISM BY FIRE, noun. (idiomatic) A rite of passage through the survival or success of a crisis.
BAPTISM BY FIRE, noun. (idiomatic) A trying ordeal that was not experienced before.
BAPTISM BY FIRE, noun. (idiomatic) A change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.
BAPTISM OF FIRE, noun. (idiomatic) The first experience of a severe ordeal, especially a first experience of military combat
BAPTISM, noun. A Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism".
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.