[ UK /kɹˈɪstən/ ]
[ US /ˈkɹɪsən/ ]
  1. administer baptism to
    The parents had the child baptized
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How To Use christen In A Sentence

  • Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails. VIII. The Lordly Buffalo
  • In 1971, the recording centre moved to a beautiful carriage house in Baarn, which was soon christened 'Polyhymnia', after the muse of sublime and sacred hymn. Audiophile Audition Headlines
  • The christening was a great occasion, with a houseful of guests, and a great deal of speechmaking. The Great Hunger
  • Named Tecumseh after the Shawnee leader, he was rechristened William in a Catholic ceremony at age 9, after he was informally adopted by a prominent Ohio politician when his father died.
  • The master feel good mind manipulator is saddened by her wayward "Jesus" and must come reining down to spread her pixie dust and re-christen the Annointed One. Oprah Winfrey to tape Christmas special at the White House
  • Behind our chalet, which my daughter christened the Magic House, rose our very own mountain, at least 50 metres high.
  • At first the pictures appear to have been taken at a family gathering - a christening or a birthday party.
  • The Holy Roman Empire ever since the first event of Charles the Great's coronation, when it justified itself as a diplomatical expedient for unifying Western Christendom, had existed more or less as a shadow. Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2 The Catholic Reaction
  • And "My lorde useth and accustomyth yerly to gyf hym which is ordynede to be Master of the Revells yerly in my lordis hous in Cristmas for the overseyinge and orderinge of his lordschips Playes, Interludes, and Dresinge that is plaid befor his lordship in his hous in the XII dayes of Christenmas, and they to have in rewarde for that caus yerly, xxs. Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries
  • Are New Agers just simply home-grown nature-lovers, or are they one of the greatest dangers to confront Christendom?
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