• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Methodist of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley "Methodist theology"
    • n Methodist a follower of Wesleyanism as practiced by the Methodist Church
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Methodist A person of strict piety; one who lives in the exact observance of religious duties; -- sometimes so called in contempt or ridicule.
    • a Methodist Of or pertaining to the sect of Methodists; as, Methodist hymns; a Methodist elder.
    • Methodist (Theol) One of a sect of Christians, the outgrowth of a small association called the “Holy Club,” formed at Oxford University, a. d. 1729, of which the most conspicuous members were John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley; -- originally so called from the methodical strictness of members of the club in all religious duties.
    • Methodist One of an ancient school of physicians who rejected observation and founded their practice on reasoning and theory.
    • Methodist One who observes method.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Methodist [lowercase] One who is characterized. by strict adherence to method; one who thinks or acts according to a fixed system or definite principles; one who is thoroughly versed in method.
    • n Methodist One of a sect of ancient physicians who practised by method or theory. Compare Dogmatist, 2.
    • n Methodist A member of the Christian denomination founded by John Wesley (1703-91). The name was first applied to Wesley and his companions by their fellow-students at Oxford on account of their methodical habits in study and in religious life.
    • Methodist Of or pertaining to Methodism or the Methodists; belonging to or agreeing with the general body of Methodists: as, Methodist principles; a Methodist church.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Methodist one who observes method: one of a sect of Christians founded by John Wesley (1703-91), noted for the strictness of its discipline: one who is very strict in religion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. méthodiste,. See Method
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. methodus—Gr. methodosmeta, after, hodos, a way.


In literature:

I used to 'long to de Methodists but now I 'longs to de Church of Christ.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I spoke but little; but I observed that sometimes what I said surprised the good Methodist.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
She teaches in the Methodist Sunday-school.
"Seven Keys to Baldpate" by Earl Derr Biggers
They spoke to a large audience in the handsomely decorated Methodist tabernacle at Pasadena.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
But in the early months of 1819 he had staying at his parsonage a singularly devoted Methodist preacher whose health had broken down.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
I glanced across at Dodd, pastor of the Methodist Church South.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
He was a minister, a deep-toned Methodist, brimming over with vocal piety.
"Stories of the Foot-hills" by Margaret Collier Graham
Belongs to the Methodist Church.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
The next week the Methodist Church near our home had its protracted meeting and we attended.
"From Bondage to Liberty in Religion" by George T. Ashley
In regard to religion, my wife belongs to the Methodist church.
"Company K, Twentieth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry" by Andrew Brown

In poetry:

Past the Methodist camp-meeting,
Where religion helped the hymn
Gather volume; and a slim
Minister, with textful greeting
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
At Melbourn, a Methodist preacher, we find,
Held forth, quite regardless of North or East wind;
For when we've determin'd a scheme to compleat,
We seldom resign it for cold or for heat.
"A Sermon" by William Hutton
The Methodists, numerous, herd altogether,
And keep their religion quite dry from the weather;
Improving in morals, good order, and plight;
Were the rioters Methodists, all had been right.
"The Church-And-King Club;" by William Hutton

In news:

First Henderson United Methodist Church 609 E Horizon Drive, Henderson, NV 89015 702 565-6049
Funeral services for Elgar Erichsen, 89, of Sutherland, will be held Monday, April 7, 2008, at the United Methodist Church in Sutherland.
But his influence was such that a Peace Memorial was erected in his honor outside of Pine Street United Methodist Church several years ago.
4/5 10a: The Enchantment Brass, New Mexico's professional brass ensemble, performs on April 15 as part of the community concert series at Albuquerque's St John's United Methodist Church.
Carolyn Matusek moderated the annual Epsilon Sigma Alpha Beta Iota Chapter dinner and fashion show Tuesday evening at First United Methodist Church.
He was born at the Methodist Hospital in Gary, Ind.
She began her career as a musician early, serving as organist at Trinity-on-the-Hill Methodist Church at the age of twelve.
Services were held Monday, June 21 at the Geneseo United Methodist Church in rural Buckingham with immediate burial at the Spencer Cemetery also in rural Buckingham.
Exman has served the United Methodist Church for nearly 40 years.
Betty was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church.
The Grace United Methodist Church of Norway is hosting a wild game feed on Friday, Jan 22.
Lois was a member of the Grundy Center United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Women and the Library Board.
United Methodist Church of New Providence to host Community Fish and Chips dinner.
Were married May 5, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church, 1045 Wicker St, Ticonderoga by Rev.
Students flocked to the Jamestown United Methodist Church to vote on Election Day.

In science:

Chabysheva, A nonperturbative calculation of the electron’s anomalous magnetic moment, Ph.D. thesis, Southern Methodist University, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses 3369009 (2009).
On the nonperturbative solution of Pauli--Villars-regulated light-front QED: A comparison of the sector-dependent and standard parameterizations
Southern Methodist University, Dal las, Texas 75275, USA.
Axion search with optical technique
Ana Firan and Ryszard Stroynowski Department of Physics, Southern Methodist University, Dal las, Texas 75275-0175, U.S.A.
Internal conversions in Higgs decays to two photons