- a pupil or follower of any teacher or school of religion, learning, art, etc.
- an early follower of Jesus, esp. one of the Apostles
- [D-] a member of the Disciples of Christ
Origin of discipleMiddle English from Old French desciple and Old English discipul, both from Classical Latin discipulus, learner, in LL(Ec), a disciple of Jesus from an unverified form discipere, to comprehend from dis-, apart + capere, to hold (see have): influenced, influence by discere, to learn