Evangelist definition

ĭ-vănjə-lĭst
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The definition of an evangelist is someone who preaches to large groups of people, often on television or in revivals.

An example of an evangelist is Billy Graham.

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A revivalist or a preacher who holds large public services in various cities, now often televised.
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Any of the authors of the four Gospels in the New Testament, traditionally identified by the names Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
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Any of the four writers of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John.
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(biblical) A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), usually Evangelist.
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(Christianity) An itinerant or special preacher, especially a revivalist.
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(primitive Church) A person who first brought the gospel to a city or region.
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(Mormon Church) A patriarch.
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A person marked by extreme enthusiasm for or support of any cause, particularly with regard to religion.
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(biblical) A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), (also evangelist.)
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One who practices evangelism, especially a Protestant preacher or missionary.
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One who promulgates or promotes something enthusiastically.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
evangelist
Plural:
evangelists

Origin of evangelist

  • From Old French evangeliste, from ecclesiastical Latin evangelista, from ecclesiastical Ancient Greek εὐαγγελιστής (euangelistes, “bringer of good news”), from εὐαγγελίζεσθαι (euangelizesthai, “to evangelize”), from εὐάγγελος (euangelos, “bringing good news”), from εὖ (eu, “well”) + ἀγγέλλειν (angelein, “to announce”).

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