(noun, adjective)


1. of or relating to the Nazarenes or their religion

2. of or relating to the town of Nazareth or its inhabitants


1. a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome

Similar word(s): ebionite

Definition categories: person

2. an early name for any Christian

Definition categories: person, christian

3. an inhabitant of Nazareth

Definition categories: person, denizen, dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant