Pronunciation: (meth'u-dist),[key] —n. 1. a member of the largest Christian denomination that grew out of the revival of religion led by John Wesley: stresses both personal and social morality and has an Arminian doctrine and, in the U.S., a modified episcopal polity.
2. (l.c.) a person who relies greatly or excessively on methods or a particular method.
—adj. Also,Meth"od•is'tic,Meth"od•is'ti•cal.of or pertaining to the Methodists or Methodism.