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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·ci·ple /dɪˈsaɪpəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·ci·ple n.  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.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.   --Spenser.
 2. To punish; to discipline. [Obs.]
 3. To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles. [R.]
    Sending missionaries to disciple all nations.   --E. D. Griffin.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of
          another [syn: adherent]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a scholar, sometimes applied to the followers of John the
    Baptist (Matt. 9:14), and of the Pharisees (22:16), but
    principally to the followers of Christ. A disciple of Christ is
    one who (1) believes his doctrine, (2) rests on his sacrifice,
    (3) imbibes his spirit, and (4) imitates his example (Matt.
    10:24; Luke 14:26, 27, 33; John 6:69).