Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Disciple

Disciple: a scholar, sometimes applied to the followers of John the Baptist (Matthew 9:14), and of the Pharisees (Matthew 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 (Matthew 10:24; Luke 14:26,27,33; John 6:69).