Definitions for Christkraɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Christkraɪst(n.)

  1. Jesus of Nazareth, held by Christians to be the fulfillment of prophecies in the Old Testament regarding the coming of a Messiah.

    Category: Religion

  2. (chiefly in versions of the New Testament) the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament .

    Category: Religion

  3. someone regarded as similar to Jesus of Nazareth.

    Category: Religion

Origin of Christ:

learned respelling of ME, OE Crīst < L Chrīstus < Gk Chrīstós lit., anointed, trans. of Heb māshīaḥ anointed, Messiah

Christ′ly(adj.)

Christ′like`(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Christ, Savior, Saviour, Good Shepherd, Redeemer, Deliverer(noun)

    a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)

  2. messiah, christ(noun)

    any expected deliverer

Wiktionary

  1. Christ(Noun)

    A figure or other artistic depiction of Jesus Christ.

  2. Christ(ProperNoun)

    The anointed one or messiah predicted in Jewish prophecy.

  3. Christ(ProperNoun)

    A title given to Jesus of Nazareth, seen as the fulfiller of the messianic prophecy; often treated as a personal name.

  4. Origin: crist, from Christus, from Χριστός, proper noun use of χριστός, calqued after Hebrew משיח (whence English messiah).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Christ(noun)

    the Anointed; an appellation given to Jesus, the Savior. It is synonymous with the Hebrew Messiah

Freebase

  1. Christ

    Christ is a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, the Messiah, and is used as a title for Jesus in the New Testament. Jesus came to be called "Jesus Christ", meaning "Jesus the Christos", by his followers after his death and believed resurrection. Before, Jesus was usually referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth" or "Jesus son of Joseph". In the epistles of Paul the Apostle, the earliest texts of the New Testament, Paul most often referred to Jesus as "Jesus Christ", "Christ Jesus", or "Christ". The followers of Jesus became known as Christians because they believed Jesus to be the Messiah prophesied in the Hebrew Bible. Christ was originally a title, but later became part of the name "Jesus Christ", though it is still also used as a title, in the reciprocal use Christ Jesus, meaning "The Messiah Jesus". In common usage "Christ" is generally treated as synonymous with "Jesus of Nazareth". Jesus is not accepted by the Jews as their Messiah. The Jewish people still await the Messiah's first coming, while Christians await his second coming, when they believe he will fulfill those parts of Messianic prophecy. Muslims accept Jesus as the Messiah but not as the Son of God.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Christ' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2440

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Christ' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1126


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

Christ(noun)

Jesus.

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