apostle: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-pos'ul), [key]
- any of the early followers of Jesus who carried the Christian message into the world.
- (sometimes cap.) any of the original 12 disciples called by Jesus to preach the gospel: Simon Peter, the brothers James and John, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas Iscariot.
- the first or the best-known Christian missionary in any region or country.
- one of the 70 disciples of Jesus.
- the title of the highest ecclesiastical official in certain Protestant sects.
- (among the Jews of the Christian epoch) a title borne by persons sent on foreign missions.
- one of the 12 administrative officials of the Mormon Church.
- a pioneer of any reform movement.
- a knighthead, esp. one having its top projecting and used as a bitt or bollard.
- apostle (Thesaurus)