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ˈkrɪs tə fərchristo·pher

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Christopher, Saint Christopher, St. Christophernoun

    Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)


  1. Christophernoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek.

    Am not I Christopher Sly, old Sly's son, of Burtonheath; by birth a pedlar, by education a card-maker, by transmutation a bear-herd, and now by present profession a tinker?

  2. Christophernoun

    A patronymic surname.

  3. Etymology: From Ancient Greek Χριστόφορος (Khristóphoros, " Christ-bearing"). The meaning of the name suggested the legend of St. Christopher carrying the Christ child across water.


  1. Christopher

    Christopher is the English version of a Europe-wide name derived from the Greek name Χριστόφορος (Christophoros or Christoforos). The constituent parts are Χριστός (Christós), "Christ" or "Anointed", and φέρειν (phérein), "to bear"; hence the "Christ-bearer". As a given name, 'Christopher' has been in use since the 10th century. In English, Christopher may be abbreviated as "Chris", "Topher", and sometimes "Kit". It was frequently the most popular male first name in the United Kingdom, having been in the top twenty in England and Wales from the 1940s until 1995, although it has since dropped out of the top 100. The name is most common in England and not so common in Wales, Scotland, or Ireland.


  1. Christopher

    "Christopher" is the 42nd episode of the HBO original series The Sopranos and is the third of the show's fourth season. Its teleplay was written by Michael Imperioli, from a story idea by Imperioli and Maria Laurino. It was directed by Tim Van Patten and originally aired on September 29, 2002.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Christopher' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4465

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Christopher' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1992

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christopher in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Christopher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Christopher in a Sentence

  1. Scott Morrison:

    In Christopher Pyne's portfolio, we are dealing with some quite sensitive issues.

  2. Marines The Marine Corps:

    We would like to thank everyone who continues to pray and send their expressions of concern and love for the safe return of United States Marine Corps Cpl. Christopher Orlando and his fellow Marines.

  3. Johan Ronnby:

    Last time it looked at the world, Leonardo da Vinci and Christopher Columbus were still living, it's a monster. It's a sea monster and we have to discuss what kind of animal it is. I think it's some kind of fantasy animal - a dragon with lion ears and crocodile-like mouth.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    Why isn't Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer moving bills onto the floor -- bipartisan bills to deal with election security in 2020. FBI Director( Christopher) Wray said it's going to be worse in 2020 than it was in 2016. And because the Russians laid off in 2018, a non-presidential year, doesn't mean we can sit and do nothing. And yet that seems to be what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to do.

  5. Margot Asquith:

    What a pity, when Christopher Colombus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it.

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    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
    • A. summon
    • B. transpire
    • C. embellish
    • D. denudate

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