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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  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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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. The Guardian:

    I am a follower of the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him I also love and respect Jesus Christ.

  2. Benjamin W. Decker:

    The goal of Meditations on Christ is to deepen our relationship with the Spirit of Jesus Christ and to greater embody His likeness.

  3. Samual Rutherford:

    Live on Christ's love while ye are here, and all the way.

  4. Leon Youngblood:

    I can do all things through Christ Jesus which strengthens me

  5. John Calvin:

    Without Christ, sciences in every department are vain....The man who knows not God is vain, though he should be conversant with every branch of learning. Nay more, we may affirm this too with truth, that these choice gifts of God -- expertness of mind, acuteness of judgment, liberal sciences, and acquaintance with languages, are in a manner profaned in every instance in which they fall to the lot of wicked men.

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  • Rocky Bensch
    Although I can no longer recall where I read it, I have since been under the impression that 'Christ' literally meant 'First', as in 'the First of the Reborn'.
    LikeReplyReport5 years ago
  • Ronald Alexander Malloy
    Paula Fredriksen, ‘Professor of Scripture at Boston University’ specializing in the history of ‘early’ Christianity, asserts that ‘the gospels built into the New Testament/Covenant ‘are not biographies…’ rather are ‘stories’ told in such a way as to ‘evoke a certain image of a Christ-Jesus for a particular audience’! All very well; however from the perspective of the actual history of an Occupying Roman Empire of the times into which such ‘Stories’ have been featured the term Stories thus applied have no foundation other than church-tradition…. 
    LikeReplyReport 26 years ago

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