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catechist

Definition:

one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism)

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

catechism

Plural:

catechists

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Late Latin catēchizāre, from Greek katēkhizein, from katēkhein to instruct...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Catholic Catechist

to catechize the Faith of the Catholic Church both by word and example. To catechize means to teach: more specifically, to teach by word of mouth. Prior to Vatican II the main Catechists at a Parish level were priests, religious brothers or nuns... (43 of 1425 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

catechist | catechize | catechise | catechizer [derived] | catechiser [noun, derived]

[religion] a person who teaches the catechism | to teach or examine by means of questions and answers | to give oral instruction in Christianity, ... (23 of 331 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/catechist

American Heritage Dictionary:

catechist | catechistic [adjective, related] | catechistical [adjective, related]

A person who catechizes, especially one who instructs catechumens in preparation for admission into a Christian church. (17 of 49 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/catechist

Oxford Dictionary:

catechist

a teacher of the principles of Christian religion, especially one using a catechism (13 of 45 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/catechist

Merriam-Webster:

catechist

one that catechizes: as ; a teacher of catechumens ; a native in a missionary district who does Christian teaching (20 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/catechist

Random House Dictionary:

catechist

a person who catechizes. | [ecclesiastical] a person appointed to instruct catechumens in the principles of religion as a preparation for baptism. (21 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/catechist

Wiktionary:

catechist [Christianity] | catechists [plural]

One who practices catechesis, i.e., catechizes catechumens; a teacher who instructs students in the doctrines of a particular Christian denomination typically in preparation for confirmation. (25 of 27 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/catechist

New World Dictionary:

catechist

a person who catechizes, especially one who instructs catechumens (9 of 12 words, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

instructor [countable] | instructors [plural]

someone whose job is to teach a skill or a sport | [United States] someone whose job is to teach students at school or to help with teaching at ... (28 of 66 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/instructor

Cambridge Dictionary:

instructor

a person whose job is to teach people a practical skill | [United States] a teacher of a college or university subject, who usually teaches a limited ... (26 of 40 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/instructor

Britannica Encyclopedia:

catechism [religious manual]

a manual of religious instruction usually arranged in the form of questions and answers used to instruct the young, to win converts, and to testify to ... (26 of 531 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/99332​/catechism

Columbia Encyclopedia:

catechism

originally oral instruction in religion, later written instruction. Catechisms are usually written in the form of questions and answers. Almost as old ... (22 of 289 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0810843​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

catechist | catechists [plural] | catechistic [adjective, derived] | catechistical [adjective, derived]

an instructor in the basic principles of Christianity, especially one who teaches somebody preparing for baptism or confirmation (18 of 41 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595454​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

catechist | catechize | catechise

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Late Latin catēchizāre, from Greek katēkhizein, from katēkhein to instruct orally, literally: to shout down, from kata- down + ēkhein to sound

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/catechist

American Heritage Dictionary:

catechist

Origin: French catechiste, from Old French, from Late Latin catēchista, from Late Greek katēkhistēs, from katēkhizein, to teach ... (17 of 23 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

catechist

First use: 1560s

Origin: Late Latin catechista, from Greek katekhistes "one who catechizes", from katekhizein "to teach orally".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=catechist

Oxford Dictionary:

catechist

First use: mid 16th century

Origin: ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek katēkhistēs, from katēkhein "instruct orally"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/catechist

Wiktionary:

catechist [Christianity] | catechists [plural]

Origin: See catechize

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/catechist

catechize | catechized [past tense] | catechizing [present participle] | catechizes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin catechizare, from Ancient Greek κατηχίζειν, from κατηχέω (katēkheō, "to teach (orally)"), from κατά (kata, "down") + ἠχέω (ēcheō, "to sound, to resound").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/catechize

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

catechist

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Google Dictionary:

catechist | catechists [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "catechist"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

catechist

Audio: North American pronunciation of "catechist"

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YourDictionary Audio:

catechist

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "catechist" by speech synthesizer

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