• IPA: /ˈkɹɪsən/

christen (christens, present participle christening; past and past participle christened)

  1. To perform the religious act of the baptism, to baptise.
    The new baby was christened at the village church.
  2. To name.
    I christen this ship the Bonny Barnacle.
    • Christen the thing what you will.
  3. (obsolete) To Christianize.
  4. (colloquial) To use for the first time.
    I christened my new boots today with a walk in the snow.
  5. (informal) To douse or wet with blood, urine, tears, or other liquid.
    • 2002: Q Is for Quarry by
      I christened the facilities, shrugged into my windbreaker, and met Dolan at his door.
Translations Translations

christen (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete form of Christian#English|Christian.

christen (plural christens)

  1. Obsolete form of Christian#English|Christian.

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.020
Offline English dictionary