The disciples, or The twelve disciples, the twelve selected companions of Jesus; — also called the apostles.Disciples of Christ. See Christian, n., 3, and Campbellite.

Syn. — Learner; scholar; pupil; follower; adherent.

(Dis*ci"ple), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discipled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Discipling.]

1. To teach; to train. [Obs.]

That better were in virtues discipled.

2. To punish; to discipline. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

3. To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles. [R.]

Sending missionaries to disciple all nations.
E. D. Griffin.

(Dis*ci"ple*ship), n. The state of being a disciple or follower in doctrines and precepts. Jer. Taylor.

(Dis*ci"pless) n. A female disciple. [Obs.]

(Dis"ci*plin*a*ble) a. [Cf. F. disciplinable. See Discipline.]

1. Capable of being disciplined or improved by instruction and training.

Discharger to Discolor

(Dis*char"ger) n. One who, or that which, discharges. Specifically, in electricity, an instrument for discharging a Leyden jar, or electrical battery, by making a connection between the two surfaces; a discharging rod.

(Dis*chev"ele) a. Disheveled. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Dis*church") v. t. To deprive of status as a church, or of membership in a church. Bp. Hall.

(Dis*cide") v. t. [L. discidere; dis- + caedere to cut.] To divide; to cleave in two. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Dis*cif"er*ous) a. [Disc- + -ferous.] Bearing disks.

(Dis`ci*flo"ral Dis`ci*flo"rous) a. [See Disk, and Floral.] (Bot.) Bearing the stamens on a discoid outgrowth of the receptacle; — said of a subclass of plants. Cf. Calycifloral.

(Dis"ci*form) a. Discoid.

(||Dis*ci"na) n. [NL., fr. L. discus disk, Gr. .] (Zoöl.) A genus of Branchiopoda, having a disklike shell, attached by one valve, which is perforated by the peduncle.

(Dis*cinct) a. [L. discinctus, p. p. of discingere to ungird; dis- + cingere to gird.] Ungirded; loosely dressed. [R.] Sir W. Scott.

(Dis*cind") v. t. [L. discindere; dis- + scindere to cut, split.] To part; to divide. [Obs.] Boyle.

(Dis*ci"ple) n. [OE. disciple, deciple, OF. disciple, fr. L. discipulus, fr. discere to learn (akin to docere to teach; see Docile) + prob. a root meaning to turn or drive, as in L. pellere to drive ] One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our Savior.

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