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Dictionary Definition

disciple n : someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another [syn: adherent]

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discipul, from discipulus ‘pupil’; later influenced or superceded in Middle English by deciple.




  1. A person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others.
  2. An active follower or adherent of someone, or some philosophy etc.


  • French: disciple (1,2)



deciple, borrowed from discipulus.




fr-noun m

Extensive Definition

A disciple is a follower and student of a mentor, teacher, or other wise figure. It can refer to:



Comic books


Strategy games

disciple in Norwegian: Disippel (andre betydninger)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Ambrose of Milan, Athanasius, Barnabas, Basil, Christian, Clement of Alexandria, Clement of Rome, Cyprian of Carthage, Cyril of Jerusalem, God-fearing man, Gregory of Nyssa, Hermas, Ignatius, Irenaeus, Jerome, John, John Chrysostom, Justin Martyr, Lactantius Firmianus, Luke, Mark, Origen, Papias, Paul, Peter, Polycarp, Tertullian, accepter, adherent, admirer, aficionado, ante-Nicene Fathers, apostle, appendage, apprentice, attendant, believer, buff, catechumen, cavaliere servente, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, cohort, communicant, convert, courtier, creature, daily communicant, dangler, dependent, devotee, devotionalist, dummy, enthusiast, evangelist, fan, fanatic, figurehead, flunky, follower, following, gillie, good Christian, goon, hanger-on, henchman, homme de cour, jackal, lackey, learner, man, minion, myrmidon, neophyte, parasite, partisan, pietist, proselyte, public, pupil, puppet, pursuer, pursuivant, receiver, religionist, saint, satellite, scholar, sectary, shadow, stooge, student, successor, supporter, sycophant, tagtail, tail, theist, thug, trainbearer, truster, votary, ward heeler, zealot
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