Apostle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈpɑːsl|  American pronunciation of the word apostle
Brit.  |əˈpɒs(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word apostle

noun

- an ardent early supporter of a cause or reform

an apostle of revolution

- any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people
- (New Testament) one of the original 12 disciples chosen by Christ to preach his gospel

Examples

...a fervent apostle of universal health care...

Word forms

noun
singular: apostle
plural: apostles
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