Methodist "One of a new kind of puritans lately arisen, so called from their profession to live by rules and in constant method" [Johnson]. Protestant religious sect founded 1729 at Oxford University by John and Charles Wesley, took that name almost from inception, but it had been used since at least 1686 for various new methods of worship. Related: Methodism.

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  • Methodist — Meth o*dist, a. Of or pertaining to the sect of Methodists; as, Methodist hymns; a Methodist elder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Methodist — Meth o*dist, n. [Cf. F. m[ e]thodiste. See {Method}.] 1. One who observes method. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. One of an ancient school of physicians who rejected observation and founded their practice on reasoning and theory. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Methodist — ► NOUN ▪ a member of a Christian Protestant denomination originating in the 18th century evangelistic movement of Charles and John Wesley. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to Methodists or Methodism. DERIVATIVES Methodism noun. ORIGIN probably from the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Methodist — [meth′ədist] n. 1. 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… …   English World dictionary

  • Methodist — St. George s Church in Philadelphia, PA, USA: ältestes kontinuierlich benutztes Gebäude einer methodistischen Kirche Methodistische und wesleyanische Kirchen sind christliche Kirchen, die in Theologie und Kirchenverfassung in der von John Wesley… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Methodist — UK [ˈmeθədɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms Methodist : singular Methodist plural Methodists a member of a Protestant Christian church that was formed by John Wesley in the 18th century Derived words: Methodism noun uncountable Methodist UK / …   English dictionary

  • Methodist — Me|tho|dịst 〈m. 16; Rel.〉 Anhänger, Vertreter des Methodismus * * * Me|tho|dịst, der; en, en [engl. methodist]: Mitglied einer methodistischen Kirchengemeinde. * * * Me|tho|dịst, der; en, en [engl. methodist]: Mitglied einer methodistischen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Methodist — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. Trinitarian, Protestant, Southern Methodist, Methodist Episcopal; see Christian , Christianity 2 , church 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • Methodist — Meth|o|dist [ˈmeθədıst] n someone who belongs to a Christian religious group that follows the ideas of John Wesley >Methodist adj ▪ a Methodist chapel >Methodism n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Methodist — Meth·od·ist || meθədɪst n. member of the Methodist church, member of the largest Christian denomination that grew out of a revival led by John Wesley (Religion) adj. of the Methodist church …   English contemporary dictionary

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