Definition of disciple :
1. 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.
2. To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles.
3. To punish; to discipline.
4. To teach; to train.
learner (part of speech: noun)
- It might have been an hour later, or it might have been in ten minutes, that the thought occurred to him- if his dearest disciple felt thus, what must the enemy feel? - "Peccavi", E. W. Hornung.
- Colville had been the unquestioned leader, Barebone the ready disciple. - "The Last Hope", Henry Seton Merriman.
- In spite of beginning late to exercise my judicial faculty, I never found that it had lost its vigour, and when I came to publish my own ideas, I was hardly accused of being a servile disciple. - "Rousseau Volumes I. and II.", John Morley.