One who receives instruction from another; a scholar; a learner; especially, a follower who has learned to believe in the truth of the doctrine of his teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as, the disciples of Plato; the disciples of our Savior.
To teach; to train.
To punish; to discipline.
To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion. Stephen Hawking
Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man. Dwight L. Moody
Now I begin to be a disciple... Let fire and cross, flocks of beasts, broken bones, dismemberment... come upon me, so long as I attain to Jesus Christ. Ignatius of Antioch
I'm a disciple of Raymond Chandler, who said in his essays that there's a quality of redemption in anything that can be called art. Michael Connelly
Looking back, I can see that the women I loved, at least early on, were status symbols. I suppose, in that sense, I was my mother's true disciple. She'd taught me that a good man, though elusive, could transform one's whole life once he was caught. Edmund White