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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kris-uh n]
    • /ˈkrɪs ən/
    • /ˈkrɪs.ən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kris-uh n]
    • /ˈkrɪs ən/

Definitions of christened word

  • verb with object christened to receive into the Christian church by baptism; baptize. 1
  • verb with object christened to give a name to at baptism: They christened her Mary. 1
  • verb with object christened to name and dedicate: to christen a ship. 1
  • verb with object christened to make use of for the first time. 1
  • noun christened Give (a baby) a Christian name at baptism as a sign of admission to a Christian Church. 1
  • verb christened simple past tense and past participle of christen. 0

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Origin of christened

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English cristenen, Old English cristnian, derivative of cristen Christian

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Parts of speech for Christened


christened popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

christened usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for christened

adjective christened

  • called — having the name
  • baptized — Simple past tense and past participle of baptize.
  • baptised — to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism: They baptized the new baby.
  • named — a word or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known.

Antonyms for christened

verb christened

  • ignored — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.

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