• WordNet 3.6
    • n Baptist follower of Baptistic doctrines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bourbon was first made by a Baptist minsister from Bourbon County in Kentucky in 1789. That is where it got its name
    • Baptist One of a denomination of Christians who deny the validity of infant baptism and of sprinkling, and maintain that baptism should be administered to believers alone, and should be by immersion. See Anabaptist.
    • Baptist One who administers baptism; -- specifically applied to John, the forerunner of Christ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The rickshaw was invented by the Reverend Jonathan Scobie, an American Baptist minister living in Yokohama, Japan, built the first model in 1869 in order to transport his invalid wife. Today it remains a common mode of transportation in the Orient.
    • n Baptist One who administers baptism: the title (with a capital letter) of John, the forerunner of Christ.
    • n Baptist [capitalized] A member or an adherent of one of those Christian denominations which maintain that baptism can be administered only upon a personal profession of Christian faith. Generally, though not always, Baptists are immersionists. This doctrine has been held from a very early age of the Christian church; but the Baptists as a distinct denomination date from the epoch of the Reformation, and were originally called Anabaptists by their opponents. In the United States the Baptists owe their origin to Roger Williams, who was originally a minister of the Church of England. The principal Baptist denominations are the Baptists, sometimes called Calvinist Baptists, from their Calvinistic theology; Freewill Baptists, who are Arminian in theology and open communionists in practice; German Baptists, popularly called Dunkers; General Baptists, a party of English Baptists who are Arminian in theology and hold to a general atonement (opposed to Particular Baptists, who are Calvinistic); Old-School Baptists, sometimes called Anti-Mission or Hard-Shell Baptists, from their extreme Calvinism, which leads them to oppose all active measures for the conversion of the world (a sect numbering 40,000); Seventh-Day Baptists, who keep the seventh day, instead of the first, as the sabbath; Six-Principle Baptists, so called from the six principles which constitute their creed (they practise “laying on of hands,” and refuse communion to all who do not); Disciples of Christ, also called Christians or Campbellites, an American denomination growing out of the labors of Alexander Campbell, and separately organized in 1827; Winebrennerians, or Church of God (organized in 1830 by John Winebrenner), who maintain the washing of feet as an ordinance of perpetual obligation; and Christians, or the Christian Connection, an American sect of Unitarian Baptists founded about 1800. The Baptists are congregational in polity, and generally Calvinistic or semi-Calvinistic in theology. Those of Great Britain do not generally regard baptism by immersion as a prerequisite to communion, and therefore commune with other churches; but the opposite position is, with few exceptions, adopted by the Baptists of the United States. The former are popularly called open-communionists, the latter close-communionists.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first man to distill bourbon whiskey in the United States was a Baptist preacher, in 1789.
    • ns Baptist one who baptises: one who approves only of baptising by immersion, and that only to persons who profess their faith in Christ
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. baptista, Gr. baptisth`s
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. baptiz-einbapt-ein, to dip in water.


In literature:

We stayed with marster and missus and went to their church, the Maple Springs Baptist church, until they died.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Moliere's real name was Jean Baptiste Poquelin.
"Classic French Course in English" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
Rivers who is now pastor of the Berean Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Rev.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
His father, a Baptist clergyman, died while he was an infant, leaving him destitute.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
It was through Baptiste that I heard of Baron Fritz's side of the case, for Baptiste was friendly with Fritz's servants.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
The Holy Ghost does not destroy character, but uses it, and these words of the Baptist are natural to him.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
Among the Baptists and Independents there was vague talk of an appeal to arms.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Not so with Baptiste.
"The Cryptogram" by William Murray Graydon
He organized four churches in Washington, namely, Zion Baptist, Enon Baptist, Mt.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Jean Baptiste would raise wheat, which he knew would pay, and would not raise hemp, which might or might not pay.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger

In poetry:

Baptiste! —
He had two girls,
One is Virginie,
What God calls the other
Is not known to me.
"At The Cedars" by Duncan Campbell Scott
I went down into the desert
To meet John the Baptist.
I walked with feet that bled,
Seeking that prophet lean and brown and bold.
I spied foul fiends instead.
"I Went Down Into The Desert" by Vachel Lindsay
When He, at thirty, to the Baptist came,
And was baptis'd by him in Jordan's stream,
The Holy Ghost descended from above,
And hov'ring, perch'd upon him, like a dove.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard
Like Shadrach in fire, or the Baptist's old Sire,
Like Miriam and Moses, let's praise
Our Saviour (who came from Hell's raging flame,
To save us) the rest of our days.
"Another Invitation, Or Exhortation To Worship Christ Jesus" by Rees Prichard
Independants and Baptists, but let them alone,
They're peaceable people, and quarrel with none.
A Church without blemish is not among men;
Then don't pry too deep, and you'll find none in them.
"The Church-And-King Club;" by William Hutton
So the man be a man, let him worship, at will,
In Jerusalem's courts, or on Gerizim's hill.
When she makes up her jewels, what cares yon good town
For the Baptist of Wayland, the Quaker of Brown?
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Janice Crass , 53, of Paducah died at 8:29 am Friday at Western Baptist Hospital.
She was a member of Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church.
Fay was a former member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 am, ET, Tuesday, March 1, at White Baptist Church in Woodville, Florida with Reverend Rick Taylor officiating.
Crim , 93, of the Brownfield community in Pope County, died Sunday, June 17, 2012 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
MOUNT HOLLY — A man was charged with the September break-in of a Baptist church in Lumberton.
Funeral service was Monday, May 9, at Bethel Baptist Church in Newell.
Funeral service will be Monday, May 9, at 4 pm at Bethel Baptist Church in Newell.
She is a member of Creechville Road Baptist Church.
Ellery Baptist Church's Jim Caldwell attempts to make the tag as the Family Church's Jason Poole slides into second base during Friday night's Church League softball championship game.
Melissa Kay Crozier and Lucas Matthew Reviea both of Sanger, Texas were united in marriage on April 28, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Krugerville, Texas officiated by Sam Redfearn.
On Saturday, April 15, 2006, at 3 pm, the Bloomfield Missionary Baptist Church in Cadiz was the setting for the exchange of wedding vows for Almelia Jean Crump of Cadiz and Bradley Montez Prince of Paris, Tenn. With the Rev.
Ruby was a member of Margaret Hank Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and had attended Sunday School at Lone Oak First Baptist Church the last few years.
John Wesley Crutcher Jr, 79, of Paducah died at 2:26 pm Tuesday at Western Baptist Hospital.
The Atmore community will once again come together today to mourn the loss of one of its own as funeral services are held for Timothy "Tim" Fontaine Currie at First Baptist Church.

In science:

We thank Baptiste Battelier and Iacopo Carusotto for useful discussions. S.
Seeing zeros of random polynomials: quantized vortices in the ideal Bose gas
Prototyp ing co ronag raphs fo r exop lane t charac ter izat ion w ith SPHERE Anthony Boccalettia, Lyu Abeb, Jacques Baudranda, Jean-Baptiste Dabanb, Richard Douetb, Geraldine Guerrib, Sylvie Robbe-Duboisb, Philippe Bendjoyab, Kjetil Dohlenc, and Dimitri Mawetd* a LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, 5 pl. J.
Prototyping coronagraphs for exoplanet characterization with SPHERE
Ziegler, Lectures on polytopes, Graduate Texts in Mathematics, vol. 152, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1995. Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty and Claude Lemar´echal, Fundamentals of convex analysis, Grundlehren Text Editions, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2001.
Definability of restricted theta functions and families of abelian varieties
We thank Mohammed Abouzaid, Fr´ed´eric Bourgeois, Baptiste Chantraine, Roman Golovko, Paul Melvin, and Dan Rutherford for several stimulating discussions.
Obstructions to Lagrangian Cobordisms between Legendrians via Generating Families
Aknowledegments : I am grateful to Jean-Baptiste Bardet (Rouen), Frank den Hollander (Leiden) and Bruno Schapira (Orsay) for their interest and their advices.
Range of a Transient 2d-Random Walk