christening
noun Date: 14th century the ceremony of baptizing and naming a child

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  • Christening — is a naming ceremony associated with: Baptism Infant baptism Ship naming and launching This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link le …   Wikipedia

  • christening — [kris′ən iŋ] n. [ME cristninge: see CHRISTEN] the Christian act or ceremony of baptizing and giving a name to an infant; baptism …   English World dictionary

  • christening — noun VERB + CHRISTENING ▪ attend, go to CHRISTENING + VERB ▪ take place CHRISTENING + NOUN ▪ gift, present …   Collocations dictionary

  • christening — [[t]krɪ̱s(ə)nɪŋ[/t]] christenings N COUNT A christening is a Christian ceremony in which a baby is made a member of the Christian church and is officially given his or her name. Compare baptism. ...my granddaughter s christening. ...a christening …   English dictionary

  • christening — n. to perform a christening * * * [ krɪs(ə)nɪŋ] to perform a christening …   Combinatory dictionary

  • christening — UK [ˈkrɪs(ə)nɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms christening : singular christening plural christenings a religious ceremony during which a baby is made a member of the Christian religion and given a name …   English dictionary

  • Christening — Christen Chris ten, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Christened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Christening}.] [AS. cristnian to make a Christian, fr. cristen a Christian.] [1913 Webster] 1. To baptize and give a Christian name to. [1913 Webster] 2. To give a name; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Christening — noun Christening is used before these nouns: ↑gift …   Collocations dictionary

  • christening — christen ► VERB 1) name (a baby) at baptism as a sign of admission to a Christian Church. 2) informal use for the first time. DERIVATIVES christening noun. ORIGIN Old English «make Christian», from Latin Christus Christ …   English terms dictionary

  • christening — /kris euh ning, kris ning/, n. 1. the ceremony of baptism, esp. as accompanied by the giving of a name to a child. 2. a public ceremony in which a new ship is formally named and launched. 3. an act or instance of naming or dedicating something… …   Universalium

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