What does Christ mean?

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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.

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

  2. Christ(ProperNoun)

    The anointed one or messiah predicted in Jewish prophecy.

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

  3. Christ(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. Christus, Gr. , fr. anointed, fr. chri`ein to anoint. See Chrism.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Christ

    krīst, n. the Anointed, the Messiah.—ns. Christ-cross-row (kris′-kros-rō), the alphabet, from the use in horn-books of having a cross at the beginning; Chrīst's-thorn, a kind of prickly shrub common in Palestine and south of Europe, so called because supposed to have been the plant from which the crown of thorns was made.—v.t. Christen (kris′n), to baptise in the name of Christ: to give a name to.—ns. Chris′tendom, that part of the world in which Christianity is the received religion: the whole body of Christians; Chris′tening, the ceremony of baptism; Chrīst′hood, the condition of being the Christ or Messiah; Christ′ian, a follower of Christ: (coll.) a human being.—adj. relating to Christ or His religion: being in the spirit of Christ.—v.t. Christ′ianise, to make Christian: to convert to Christianity.—ns. Christ′ianism, Christian′ity, the religion of Christ: the spirit of this religion.—adjs. Christ′ian-like, Christ′ianly.—ns. Christ′ianness, Christ′liness.—adjs. Christ′less, Christ′ly.&mdamdash;Christian era, the era counted from the birth of Christ; Christian name, the name given when christened, as distinguished from the surname. [A.S. crist—Gr. Christos—and chriein, chrisein, to anoint.]

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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

How to pronounce Christ?

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How to say Christ in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christ in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christ in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Christ in a Sentence

  1. Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, December 26, 2002:

    God, I don't have great faith, but I can be faithful. My belief in you may be seasonal, but my faithfulness will not. I will follow in the way of Christ. I will act as though my life and the lives of others matter. I will love. I have no greater gift to offer than my life. Take it.

  2. President Obama:

    Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ, in our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. ...So this is not unique to one group or one religion.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    La Bible est le plus grand livre de sagesse et de connaissance jamais écrit et publié. En fait, c'est le livre le plus lu au monde, le livre le plus débattu et le plus cité de l'histoire. Ainsi, la Bible est le plus grand livre de tous les temps. C'est une collection de livres qui comprend des histoires anciennes ou anciennes, des chroniques, des enseignements, des lois, des paraboles, des proverbes, des psaumes, des enseignants, des prédicateurs, des héros, des héroïnes, des saints, des rois, des prophètes, des miracles, des avertissements. , merveilles, mystères, révélations (collectivement, le passé, le présent et le futur) et bien plus encore, y compris des idées extraordinaires ou des paroles de sagesse (encouragement) de Jésus Christ lui-même (le plus grand enseignant et inspirateur de tous les temps), le roi Salomon, le roi David, saint Paul parmi d'autres hommes et femmes sages antiques. Des milliards d'exemplaires ont déjà été publiés et vendus à l'échelle mondiale. Et beaucoup d'autres exemplaires seront publiés et vendus tôt ou tard. En d'autres termes, la Bible a été lue par le monde entier. Même la postérité (toutes les futures générations à venir) lira sûrement la Bible. Vous pouvez parier votre dollar bas. -Emeasoba George

  4. Eduardo Fauzi:

    That damn Christmas special was much more abusive than usual, if it werent for that point outside the curve, none of this would have ever happened. However, if they persist in doing atheistic preaching and deliberating humiliating Jesus Christ, surely other brave men will rise.

  5. W. G. Morrice:

    Christians rejoice because God is their heavenly Father who forgives the penitent, because God sent his Son into the world for the salvation of all who have faith, because Jesus Christ not only died but was raised again from the dead and because joy is one of the ninefold fruits of the Spirit.

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