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Meaning of "acolyte" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ACOLYTE

Via Old French and Medieval Latin from Greek akolouthos a follower.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ACOLYTE

acolyte  [ˈækəˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACOLYTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acolyte is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ACOLYTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

acolyte

Acolyte

In many Christian denominations, an acolyte is anyone who performs ceremonial duties such as lighting altar candles. In others, the term is used for one who has been inducted into a particular liturgical ministry, even when not performing those duties.

Definition of acolyte in the English dictionary

The definition of acolyte in the dictionary is a follower or attendant. Other definition of acolyte is an officer who attends or assists a priest.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACOLYTE


analyte
ˈænəˌlaɪt
Bakelite
ˈbeɪkəˌlaɪt
chrysolite
ˈkrɪsəˌlaɪt
coccolite
ˈkɒkəˌlaɪt
crystallite
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt
featherlight
ˈfeðəˌlaɪt
indicolite
ˈɪndɪkəˌlaɪt
Israelite
ˈɪzrɪəˌlaɪt
laccolite
ˈlækəˌlaɪt
lepidolite
lɪˈpɪdəˌlaɪt
metabolite
mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
Naxalite
ˈnʌksəˌlaɪt
niccolite
ˈnɪkəˌlaɪt
ophiolite
ˈɒfɪəˌlaɪt
phacolite
ˈfækəˌlaɪt
polyelectrolyte
ˌpɒlɪɪˈlɛktrəˌlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
socialite
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt
tantalite
ˈtæntəˌlaɪt
zeolite
ˈziːəˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACOLYTE

acock
acoelomate
acoelous
acoemeti
Acol
acold
acolouthic
acolouthite
acolouthos
acoluthic
acolyth
Aconcagua
aconite
aconitic
aconitine
aconitum
acorn
acorn barnacle
acorn cup
acorn shell

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACOLYTE

ampholyte
anolyte
catholyte
catolyte
electrolyte
eudialyte
flyte
Hippolyte
hydrolyte
nonelectrolyte
proselyte
tachylyte

Synonyms and antonyms of acolyte in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACOLYTE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «acolyte» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of acolyte

Translation of «acolyte» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACOLYTE

Find out the translation of acolyte to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of acolyte from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «acolyte» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

侍僧
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acólito
570 millions of speakers

English

acolyte
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेवक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

معاون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

псаломщик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acólito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সহকারী যাজক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

acolyte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Acolyte
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Altardiener
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アコライト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사제
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Acolyte
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thầy cầm nến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உதவியாளரான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुदद्वार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rahip yardımcısı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

accolito
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

akolita
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

псаломщик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acolit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βοηθός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanhanger
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

acolyte
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

acolyte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of acolyte

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACOLYTE»

The term «acolyte» is regularly used and occupies the 59.351 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACOLYTE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about acolyte

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACOLYTE»

Discover the use of acolyte in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to acolyte and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Acolyte Leader's Resource Guide
A guidebook to developing and maintaining an acolyte program.
Donna H. Barthle, 2003
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Parish Acolyte Guide
A basic handbook for performing the duties of an acolyte.
Donna H. Barthle, 2003
3
Acolyte Master
This novel throws a spotlight on the behind the scenes politics and shenanigans of a Church in transition to an uncertain future, and a priest who is certain of his goal to make the Church face the challenges and the necessary reforms to ...
Peter Eros, 2003
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The Acolyte's Book
Defines duties, procedures, and equipment of Acolyte.
Hoyt I. Hickman, 2003
5
The Devil's Acolyte
There is a legend in Devon regarding the creation of the Abbot's way.
Michael Jecks, 2012
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You Are an Acolyte
This revised and updated manual explains the duties of acolytes in the liturgies of the Episcopal Church. a must-have work for acolytes, their leaders, and clergy.
Conrad Grosenick, 2001
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The Lighting of the Acolyte: A Treasury of Blunders and ...
A Treasury of Blunders and Bloopers from Church Bulletins and Newsletters Linda Jump. Lighting of the Acolyte 1 Typing the church bulletin among telephone calls, visitors and 5 Lighting of the Acolyte.
Linda Jump, 1987
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Denise Levertov: The Poetry of Engagement
The four poems that make up Part IV: "The Acolyte" recount a love "story" with the exception of the poem that gives its title to this brief interlude. It is interesting that " The Acolyte" comes before "Age of Terror" which reminds us of the tenuous ...
Audrey T. Rodgers, 1993
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Acolyte
A dark novel that explores one man's fight against his own existence.
Grant Adam Hamilton, 2001
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Celebrating the Eucharist: A Practical Ceremonial Guide for ...
As the offerings are being placed on the altar, an acolyte brings a vessel of water to the deacon or priest who is preparing the Table. The acolyte moves all the way to the center of the Table so that the minister can simply reach out and take the ...
Patrick Malloy, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACOLYTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term acolyte is used in the context of the following news items.
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The taking of America's 'Jacksonland'
Davy Crockett, not a Jackson acolyte but a former soldier in his army, perished at the Alamo during the Texas revolution. The war against ... «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
2
Racist extremism in America
Butler's most infamous acolyte was probably Robert J. Mathews, founder of The Order. Its members, who referred to the federal government as ... «Journal Pioneer, Jul 15»
3
United Christian Party (aka UNP) and the Christian West coup must …
The proponents of Yahapalanaya – Pivituru Hetak, Jathika Hela Urumaya and the Catholic Jayalath Jaywardana's acolyte – Rev Sobhitha are ... «Lankaweb, Jul 15»
4
Film Review: 'Self/less'
... pulpy touch of a John Carpenter (or his acolyte David Twohy) and instead gets the strained self-seriousness of director Tarsem Singh. «Variety, Jul 15»
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It's One for the Money by Clinton Heylin
When Bob Dylan met his British acolyte Donovan in 1965, the film-maker DA Pennebaker was there to record the transatlantic folk summit. «The Sunday Times, Jul 15»
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Broden: Take plank out of eye on gay marriage
Their son serves as an acolyte, has sometimes sung with children's choirs and is also a thriving student at Central Magnet School in ... «The Daily News Journal, Jul 15»
7
Better Late Than Never… The Reverb Worship Compilation Noel …
(Luke Younger, aka Helm, a one-time CDr acolyte, tartly summed it up recently: "I still have a box full of this crap at my parents' house which I ... «The Quietus, Jul 15»
8
The Real Director of 'Magic Mike XXL: Jacobs, Soderbergh, or Magic …
... Haywire and both its fellow non-actor-starrer Girlfriend and its fellow 2012 release Magic Mike, but as a Soderbergh acolyte will forever curse ... «The L Magazine, Jul 15»
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Get A 'Grip' On This Goofy Noir Sci-Fi Tale
Mike Chang, we learn, grew up in an underground lab out in the desert, where he was treated as a god by a bunch of acolyte-scientists. «WPPB, Jul 15»
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The Walking Dead Box of Dread July 2015 Seventh Box
“The Walking Dead” is coming to the Box of Dread in the form of a prize package, and only ONE acolyte can claim it! Hurry, and sign up to be a ... «Dread Central, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Acolyte [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/acolyte>. Nov 2019 ».
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