Evangelist meaning

ĭ-văn'jə-lĭst
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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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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One who promulgates or promotes something enthusiastically.
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Any of the four writers of the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John.
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A revivalist or a preacher who holds large public services in various cities, now often televised.
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(Christianity) An itinerant or special preacher, especially a revivalist.
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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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(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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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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