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PROTESTANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Protestant mean? 

PROTESTANT (noun)
  The noun PROTESTANT has 2 senses:

1. an adherent of Protestantism
2. the Protestant churches and denominations collectively

  Familiarity information: PROTESTANT used as a noun is rare.


PROTESTANT (adjective)
  The adjective PROTESTANT has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism
2. making a protest

  Familiarity information: PROTESTANT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROTESTANT (noun)


Sense 1Protestant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An adherent of Protestantism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Protestant" is a kind of...):

Christian (a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Protestant"):

Presbyterian (a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church)

Pentecostal; Pentecostalist (any member of a Pentecostal religious body)

Orangeman (a member of a society founded in Ireland in 1795 to uphold Protestantism and the British sovereign)

Methodist (a follower of Wesleyanism as practiced by the Methodist Church)

Latter-Day Saint; Mormon (a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

Jehovah's Witness (believer in imminent approach of the millennium; practitioner of active evangelism)

fundamentalist (a supporter of fundamentalism)

Episcopalian (a member of the Episcopal church)

Anglican (a Protestant who is a follower of Anglicanism)

chapelgoer; Nonconformist (a Protestant in England who is not a member of the Church of England)

Congregationalist (a member of the Congregational Church)

Baptist (follower of Baptistic doctrines)

Christian Scientist (a member of the Protestant church founded in the United States by Mary Baker Eddy)

Anabaptist (adherent of Anabaptism)

WASP; white Anglo-Saxon Protestant (a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination)

Puritan (a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship)

Holonyms ("Protestant" is a member of...):

Protestant; Protestant Church (the Protestant churches and denominations collectively)


Sense 2Protestant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The Protestant churches and denominations collectively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Protestant Church; Protestant

Hypernyms ("Protestant" is a kind of...):

Christian church; church (one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship)

Meronyms (members of "Protestant"):

Protestant denomination (group of Protestant congregations)

Protestant (an adherent of Protestantism)

Domain member category:

Mass ((Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Protestant"):

Pentecostal religion (any fundamentalist Protestant church that uses revivalistic methods to achieve experiences comparable to the Pentecostal experiences of the first Christian disciples)


PROTESTANT (adjective)


Sense 1Protestant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to Protestants or Protestantism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

Protestant churches / a Protestant denomination

Domain category:

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)

Pertainym:

Protestant (an adherent of Protestantism)

Protestantism (the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation)


Sense 2protestant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Making a protest

Synonyms:

protesting; protestant

Similar:

complaining; complaintive (expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment)


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