(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Christened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Christening.] [AS. cristnian to make a Christian, fr. cristen a Christian.]
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1. To baptize and give a Christian name to.
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2. To give a name; to denominate. "Christen the thing what you will." Bp. Burnet.
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3. To Christianize. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
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4. To use for the first time. [Colloq.]
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