1. One who adheres; one who follows a leader, party, or profession; a follower, or partisan; a believer in a particular faith or church.
2. That which adheres; an appendage.
supporter, follower (of a cause, etc.).
1. A person who has religious faith; SYN. worshiper, worshipper.
2. A supporter who accepts something as true.
truster · worshiper · worshipper
ETYM Old Eng. disciple, deciple, Old Fren. disciple, from Latin discipulus, from discere to learn (akin to docere to teach; see Docile) + prob. a root meaning to turn or drive, as in Latin pellere to drive (see Pulse).
Someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another; SYN. adherent.
Follower, especially of a religious leader. The word is used in the Bible for the early followers of Jesus. The 12 disciples closest to him are known as the apostles.
ETYM Old Eng. folwere, AS. folgere.
1. An ordinary person who accepts the leadership of another.
2. Someone who travels behind or pursues another.