• WordNet 3.6
    • n disciple someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Disciple One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our Savior.
    • Disciple To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles. "Sending missionaries to disciple all nations."
    • Disciple To punish; to discipline.
    • Disciple To teach; to train. "That better were in virtues discipled ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disciple A learner; a scholar; one who receives or professes to receive instruction from another: as, the disciples of Plato.
    • n disciple A follower; an adherent of the doctrines of another.
    • n disciple A Baptist denomination of Christians founded in the United States by Thomas and Alexander Campbell, father and son (originally Irish Presbyterians), aud first organized by the latter as a separate body in western Virginia in 1827. The members of this denomination call themselves Disciples of Christ, and they are also known as Campbellites, or simply Christians, the last of which names is more distinctively appropriated by another denomination. (See Christian, 5.) Their original purpose was to find a basis upon which all Christians could unite, and hence they rejected all formulas or creeds but the Bible itself; but their belief is generally orthodox or evangelical, including the doctrine of the Trinity. In general, the only terms of admission to the denomination are the acceptance of the Bible as a sufficient and infallible rule of faith and practice, and adult baptism by immersion. In church government they are congregational. They have representatives in Great Britain and its colonial possessions, but exist in the greatest numbers in the western and southwestern portions of the United States.
    • disciple To teach; train; educate.
    • disciple To make a disciple or disciples of; convert to the doctrines or principles of another.
    • disciple To punish; discipline.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Disciple dis-ī′pl one who professes to receive instruction from another: one who follows or believes in the doctrine of another: a follower, esp. one of the twelve disciples of Christ
    • v.t Disciple (Spens.) to teach
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  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “The artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.”
  • Dwight L. Moody
    “Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.”
  • G. M. Trevelyan
    G. M. Trevelyan
    “Socrates gave no diplomas or degrees, and would have subjected any disciple who demanded one to a disconcerting catechism on the nature of true knowledge.”
  • Pablo Picasso
    “Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. disciple, deciple, OF. disciple, fr. L. discipulus, fr. discere, to learn (akin to docere, to teach; see Docile) + prob. a root meaning to turn, or drive, as in L. pellere, to drive (see Pulse)


In literature:

In all His instructions, our Lord Jesus spake much oftener to His disciples about their praying than their preaching.
"The Ministry of Intercession" by Andrew Murray
On this mount Jesus of Nazareth often walked with His disciples.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
He had men disciples, he had women disciples; he honoured both.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
Wonderful that blessed life He lived on earth of which the beloved disciple bears such a beautiful witness.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
But the Rabbis shook their heads and laid the ban upon him and his disciples.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Willowelf was his disciple.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The latter he bequeathed to his disciples; the former was entirely his own.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
The opinion that the disciples were inspired by the Holy Spirit was in some ways the keystone of Christian life.
"Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity" by Kirsopp Lake
His great disciple, Paul, however, was particularly fond of arguing.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
By the end of three months the disciples numbered sixty persons.
"The Buddhist Catechism" by Henry S. Olcott

In poetry:

When the beloved disciple took
The angels' little open book,
Which by the Lord's command he eat,
It tasted bitter after sweet.
"The Little Book" by John Newton
He melted down satan's mansions,
He made intercession for man,
He gave his peace to the nations,
And gave the disciples command.
"The Easter Man" by Frank Barbour Coffin
By false disciple to be given
To foemen for His life athirst
Himself, the very Bread of Heav’n,
He gave to His disciples first.
"The Heavenly Word Proceeding Forth" by Thomas Aquinas
Thus did the sons of Abram pass
Under the bloody seal of grace;
The young disciples bore the yoke,
Till Christ the painful bondage broke.
"Hymn 127" by Isaac Watts
What! my disciples won't believe
That I am risen from the grave?
Why will they pore on dust and death,
And overlook my quick'ning breath?
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
The voice of Saint John,
The beloved disciple,
Who wandered and waited
The Master's appearance,
Alone in the darkness,
Unsheltered and friendless.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XXII. -- The Nun Of Nida" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

During the event Christians call the Transfiguration , Jesus' disciples awoke from a mountaintop nap to witness a revelation that Jesus was not a mere Earth-walking mortal, but the Heaven-bound God.
INTERVIEWS Who's the Bawse: Rick Ross Cancels Show After Death Threats From Gangster Disciples.
Gangster Disciples Gang Member to Serve 17 Years in Federal Prison.
A Cedar Rapids man who was an active member of the Gangster Disciples street gang was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in federal prison.
Record Store Day, a national holiday for vinyl disciples, promises a bumper crop of exclusive goods by artists from Bob Dylan to Biz Markie to the Fat Boys.
Barnabas of the Bible had so much faith in his fellow men he wasn't afraid to stick his neck out to help those who fell into disfavor with the other disciples.
One of the disciples of legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar cries as she sings during a prayer meeting at his music center, in New Delhi, India , Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012.
Jazz Afternoon (with the Jazz Disciple) 1:00 pm Tuesday.
Last week on "Bible Talk" we discussed the cost of discipleship this week we consider "why be a disciple".
CROSSVILLE — BBFI-Disciples of Christ Karate Club recently held a belt promotion ceremony for its students.
They are also his alter egos: One disciple, echoed by the chorus, hauntingly sings Kepler 's uneasy dreams in the words of Gryphius.
This hour of drama and worship was created by Ernest K Emurian and brings the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples to life.
Disciples express thoughts in ' Last Supper ' drama.
Note the size of the food and drink on the table compared to the size of the heads of Jesus and his disciples.
Dallas artist Glen Tarnowski substituted Bugs Bunny for Jesus and other cartoon characters for disciples in his parody of "The Last Supper ," which he called "The Gathering".

In science:

Confucius and its intelligent disciples: Integrating social with search.
Random-walk domination in large graphs: problem definitions and fast solutions
Zeno was a disciple of Parmenides, the most illustrious representative of the Eleatic philosophy.
Zeno meets modern science
When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said: ”This is a lonely place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves”.
Zeno meets modern science
Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass; and taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.
Zeno meets modern science
His disciple Vincenzo Viviani will write, time-after, that then, with the polemic of the book titled ”Saggiatore”, the eternal prosecution of Galileo actions and discourses began.
Dream of a Christmas lecture