动词过去式:christened 过去分词:christened 现在分词:christening 第三人称单数:christens
1 [Tn] receive (sb) into the Christian Church by sprinkling water on his head and giving him a name 为（某人）施洗礼（在头上洒水并为之命名以加入基督教）. Cf 参看 baptize.
2 [esp passive 尤用于被动语态
(a) give a name to (sb) at such a ceremony （在洗礼仪式上）为（某人）命名
*The child was christened Mary. 这孩子洗礼时命名为玛丽.
(b) give a name to (esp a ship when it is launched) 为（尤指下水的轮船）命名.
3 [Tn] (fig infml 比喻, 口) use (sth) for the first time 第一次使用（某物）
*Let's have a drink to christen our new sherry glasses. 让我们为使用我们新的雪利酒杯喝点儿酒.
[Language: Old English;Origin:
cristnian, from cristen 'Christian'
, from Latin
to officially give a child its name at a Christian religious ceremony
→baptize She was christened Sarah.
to give something or someone a name His fans christened him the king of rock. The new plane has been christened the Hawk.informal
to use something for the first time We haven't christened the new garden chairs yet.