Pronunciation: (kris'un), [key]
1. to receive into the Christian church by baptism; baptize.
2. to give a name to at baptism: They christened her Mary.
3. to name and dedicate: to christen a ship.
4. to make use of for the first time.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.