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- n. A person who believes; especially regarding religion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who believes; one who is persuaded of the truth or reality of some doctrine, person, or thing.
- n. One who gives credit to the truth of the Scriptures, as a revelation from God; a Christian; -- in a more restricted sense, one who receives Christ as his Savior, and accepts the way of salvation unfolded in the gospel.
- n. One who was admitted to all the rights of divine worship and instructed in all the mysteries of the Christian religion, in distinction from a catechumen, or one yet under instruction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who believes; one who gives credit to other evidence than that of personal knowledge; one who is firmly persuaded in his own mind of the truth or existence of something: as, a believer in ghosts.
- n. An adherent of a religious faith; in a more restricted sense, a Christian; one who exercises faith in Christ.
- n. In the early church, a baptized layman, in contradistinction to the clergy on the one hand, and to the catechumens, who were preparing for baptism, on the other.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who has religious faith
- n. a supporter who accepts something as true
believe + -er (Wiktionary)