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)
any expected deliverer
A figure or other artistic depiction of Jesus Christ.
The anointed one or messiah predicted in Jewish prophecy.
A title given to Jesus of Nazareth, seen as the fulfiller of the messianic prophecy; often treated as a personal name.
Origin: crist, from Christus, from Χριστός, proper noun use of χριστός, calqued after Hebrew משיח (whence English messiah).
the Anointed; an appellation given to Jesus, the Savior. It is synonymous with the Hebrew Messiah
Origin: [L. Christus, Gr. , fr. anointed, fr. chri`ein to anoint. See Chrism.]
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
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.]
The name of a person believed to be the son of a god.
Christ is believed to be the son of god our creator who some people believe is the only god.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Christ' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2440
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Christ' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1126
The numerical value of Christ in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Christ in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
For me to live is Christ; to die is gain." 1:21
Christ did not ask or want to be what he was not.
There was no Jesus Christ lifestyle at the missions.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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