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From Old French evangeliste, from ecclesiastical Latin evangelista, from ecclesiastical Ancient Greek εὐαγγελιστής (euangelistḗs, bringer of good news), from εὐαγγελίζεσθαι (euangelízesthai, to evangelize), from εὐάγγελος (euángelos, bringing good news), from εὖ (, well) + ἀγγέλλειν (angéllein, to announce).


  • IPA(key): /ɪˈvændʒəlɪst/


evangelist (plural evangelists)

  1. (Christianity) An itinerant or special preacher, especially a revivalist, who conducts services in different cities or locations, now often televised.
  2. (biblical) A writer of a gospel, especially the four New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), usually Evangelist.
  3. (primitive Church) A person who first brought the gospel to a city or region.
  4. (Mormon Church) A patriarch.
  5. A person marked by extreme enthusiasm for or support of any cause, particularly with regard to religion.
    • 1992, J. D. Douglas, Who's Who in Christian History, →ISBN, p. 94.
      Booth, William (1829-1912) English evangelist; founder and first general of the Salvation Army ... his subordinates being expected to give him unquestioning obedience.
    • 1994, Frank Lambert, "Pedlar in Divinity", →ISBN, p. 10.
      Yet in the spreading consumer market of the mid-1700s, his renditions competed with others offering a far different account of the evangelist and his message. The famous artist William Hogarth mocked Whitefield in two engravings presenting the revivalist as a religious fanatic who held sway over the superstitious lower orders.
    • 1996, Peter J. Conn, Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography, →ISBN, p. 149.
      The film implies that the evangelist, as a type, is a fanatic, a sanctimonious prig, and ultimately a hypocrite.
  6. (computing) A person hired to promote a particular technology.


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evangelist m (plural evangelisten, diminutive evangelistje n)

  1. (Christianity) evangelist
  2. (Christianity) Writer of one of the gospels
  3. (Christianity) Preacher in an evangelist church
  4. (Protestant) missionary in a Christian environment



evangelist c

  1. evangelist; a preacher of the gospel
  2. evangelist; a writer of a gospel


Declension of evangelist 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative evangelist evangelisten evangelister evangelisterna
Genitive evangelists evangelistens evangelisters evangelisternas