Wesleyan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Wesleyan of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley "Methodist theology"
    • n Wesleyan a follower of Wesleyanism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wesleyan Of or pertaining to Wesley or Wesleyanism.
    • n Wesleyan (Eccl) One who adopts the principles of Wesleyanism; a Methodist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Wesleyan Pertaining or relating to the English family to which John and Charles Wesley belonged, or to any of its members: as, Wesleyan genealogy or characteristics; Wesleyan. hymnology.
    • Wesleyan Specifically Of or pertaining to John Wesley (1703–91), or the denomination founded by him: as, the Wesleyan Methodists; Wesleyan doctrine or Methodism. See Methodist.
    • n Wesleyan A follower of John Wesley; a Wesleyan Methodist. See Methodist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Wesleyan wes′le-an pertaining to Wesleyanism
    • n Wesleyan one who adopts Wesleyanism
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Wesleyanism

Usage

In literature:

That a Wesleyan missionary ventured, entitles him to the esteem of mankind.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
The National School was established about 1860, in a building erected in 1834 as a Wesleyan Chapel.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Wot caught my eye was a column sayin', 'Wesleyans, None.
"General Bramble" by André Maurois
There are also Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan places of worship.
"Australia, its history and present condition" by William Pridden
This little volume may be regarded almost as one of the classics of the Wesleyan Book Room.
"The Annals of Willenhall" by Frederick William Hackwood
I DARE say many of my readers go to Wesleyan Chapels, and understand some of the Methodist rules.
"The Story of John Wesley" by Marianne Kirlew
James Dixon, a Wesleyan minister, was born on the 5th of May 1833.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
In one of the remotest of the Fejee Islands some Wesleyan missionaries, in the year 1851, landed a pair of horses.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, 141,000 pounds 5s.
"About London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Wesleyan orators might indulge in a similar rhetorical flourish.
"The Religious Life of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In news:

ENID — Funeral for Tina Marie Percival, 41, will be 2 pm Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012, at Hopeton Wesleyan Church.
Wesleyan Wins Praise For Its Handling Of Fatal Shooting And Its Aftermath.
A Stephenville college official indicted for theft moved on — briefly — to Texas Wesleyan.
The country music superstar will perform Friday, May 10, at the Central Wesleyan Church auditorium in Holland.
'Performance Now' At Wesleyan University.
Suspect in slaying of Wesleyan University student held on $15 million bond.
A judge in Middletown, Conn. Has raised the bail for the man accused of fatally shooting a Wesleyan Universit y junior in a bookstore near the campus to $15 million.
Perhaps it's the similarities between Colgate and Wesleyan University, the private Connecticut college where the duo started clashing beats together in 2002.
Wesleyan Creates Upward Bound Alternative For Middletown Students.
After starting the season 0-3, the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats have won two consecutive games, defeating visiting Urbana , 33-21 on Saturday.
Find out how coach Larry was recruited to return to ODU after a succesful as head coach at Virginia Wesleyan in this Sportswrap vault exclusive from 1984.
Victoria Houser, of Eagle River, has been named to the higher honors Dean's List for the spring 2012 semester at Roberts Wesleyan College.
Holy Innocents August 31, 2012 Wesleyan - 9 @ Holy Innocents - 10 (L).
Salem September 7, 2012 Salem - 19 @ Wesleyan - 38 (W).
Wesleyan Staff, Students Oppose Washington Street Retail Development In Middletown.
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In science:

The cluster has been photometrically monitored at Van Vleck Observatory (VVO) on the campus of Wesleyan University for seven years.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
All data were obtained using a 1024 x 1024 Photometrics CCD camera attached to the 0.6 m Perkin telescope at Wesleyan University’s Van Vleck Observatory.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
It is a pleasure to thank the Wesleyan students who carried out the observations. S. N.’s work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
AST-0353997 to Wesleyan University, supporting the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium. K. R. was supported by an NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship award under AST0302095.
The Variability and Rotation of Pre-main Sequence Stars in IC 348: Does Intracluster Environment Influence Stellar Rotation?
This paper is a revision of the author’s doctoral dissertation, written under the direction of Carol Wood at Wesleyan University.
Reducts of the Generalized Random Bipartite Graph
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