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dis·ci·ple

disciple

 
 
pronunciation:
dih saI pl
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who follows a leader or teacher; pupil.
The great philosopher had many disciples who spread his ideas widely.
synonyms:
follower, pupil
similar words:
apprentice, satellite, student
definition 2: one of the twelve original followers of Jesus Christ; apostle.
synonyms:
apostle
similar words:
believer, Christian, convert
derivation: discipleship (n.)