- a member of any branch of a Protestant Christian denomination that developed from the evangelistic teachings and work of John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, and others in the early 18th cent.: so called from the methodical study and worship practiced by the founders in their “Holy Club” at Oxford University (1729)
- [m-]Rare one who strictly adheres to method
- A member of an evangelical Protestant church founded on the principles of John and Charles Wesley in England in the early 1700s and characterized by active concern with social welfare and public morals.
- methodist One who emphasizes or insists on systematic procedure.
- One who follows a method.
method +"Ž -ist
- A member of the Methodist Church; a Wesleyan.