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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wes-lee-uh n, wez-]
    • /ˈwɛs li ən, ˈwɛz-/
    • /ˈwez.lɪən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wes-lee-uh n, wez-]
    • /ˈwɛs li ən, ˈwɛz-/

Definitions of wesleyan word

  • adjective wesleyan of or relating to John Wesley, founder of Methodism. 1
  • adjective wesleyan pertaining to Methodism. 1
  • noun wesleyan a follower of John Wesley. 1
  • noun wesleyan Chiefly British. a Methodist. 1
  • adjective wesleyan of, relating to, or deriving from John Wesley 0
  • adjective wesleyan of, relating to, or characterizing Methodism, esp in its original form or as upheld by the branch of the Methodist Church known as the Wesleyan Methodists 0

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Origin of wesleyan

First appearance:

before 1765
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1765-75; Wesley + -an

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Parts of speech for Wesleyan


wesleyan popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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