Pronunciation: (di-sī'pul), [key]
—n., v., -pled, -pling.
a. one of the 12 personal followers of Christ.
b. one of the 70 followers sent forth by Christ. Luke 10:1.
c. any other professed follower of Christ in His lifetime.
2. any follower of Christ.
3. (cap.) a member of the Disciples of Christ.
4. a person who is a pupil or an adherent of the doctrines of another; follower: a disciple of Freud.
1. Archaic.to convert into a disciple.
2. Obs.to teach; train.
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