Chris"ten (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Christened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Christening.] [AS. cristnian to make a Christian, fr. cristen a Christian.]

1.

To baptize and give a Christian name to.

2.

To give a name; to denominate.

"Christen the thing what you will."

Bp. Burnet.

3.

To Christianize.

[Obs.]

Jer. Taylor.

4.

To use for the first time.

[Colloq.]

 

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