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Meaning of BAPTISM

Pronunciation:  'baptizum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"

BAPTISM is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: affusion, aspersion, christening, immersion, sacrament, sprinkling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bap"tism\, n. [OE. baptim, baptem, OE. baptesme,
batisme, F. bapt[^e]me, L. baptisma, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to
baptize, fr. ? to dip in water, akin to ? deep, Skr. g[=a]h
to dip, bathe, v. i.]
The act of baptizing; the application of water to a person,
as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is
initiated into the visible church of Christ. This is
performed by immersion, sprinkling, or pouring.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a baby being baptized represents renewal and a new way of being, a new attitude toward life, or a new approach toward others. Immersion in water represents death, whereas emergence means resurrection and a new life. You have let go of your old negative you and this new you will likely be successful. On a spiritual note, this dream means your renewed faith in God and that you are coming closer to self-realization and spiritual fulfillment.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acceptance, admission, admittance, affusion, appellation, aspergation, aspersion, baptismal gown, baptismal regeneration, baptistery, baptizement, bath, bathing, bedewing, burial, calling, chrismal, christening, confirmation, dampening, damping, definition, deluge, denomination, designation, dewing, dip, dipping, dousing, drowning, duck, ducking, dunking, engulfment, enlistment, enrollment, extreme unction, flooding, font, holy orders, hosing, hosing down, humidification, identification, immergence, immersion, immission, inauguration, induction, infusion, initiation, installation, instatement, intromission, inundation, investiture, irrigation, laving, matrimony, moistening, naming, nicknaming, ordination, penance, rinsing, seven sacraments, sinking, souse, sousing, sparging, spattering, splashing, splattering, spraying, sprinkling, styling, submergence, submersion, swashing, terming, the Eucharist, total immersion, watering, wetting