What does Jesus mean?

Definitions for Jesus
ˈdʒi zəs, -zəzJe·sus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Christ, Savior, Saviour, Good Shepherd, Redeemer, Deliverernoun

    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)

Wiktionary

  1. Jesusnoun

    A Christian savior.

    Etymology: From Ἰησοῦς, from ישוע. The Greek text makes no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς. The Latin Vulgate is likely the earliest to make a distinction, referring to Jesus as Iesus and Joshua as Iosias.

  2. Jesusnoun

    An artistic representation of a Christian savior.

    Etymology: From Ἰησοῦς, from ישוע. The Greek text makes no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς. The Latin Vulgate is likely the earliest to make a distinction, referring to Jesus as Iesus and Joshua as Iosias.

  3. Jesusnoun

    Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish man whom Christians name Jesus Christ in belief that he is the Messiah.

    Etymology: From Ἰησοῦς, from ישוע. The Greek text makes no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς. The Latin Vulgate is likely the earliest to make a distinction, referring to Jesus as Iesus and Joshua as Iosias.

  4. Jesusnoun

    in Spanish culture; an anglicized spelling of Jesús.

    Etymology: From Ἰησοῦς, from ישוע. The Greek text makes no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς. The Latin Vulgate is likely the earliest to make a distinction, referring to Jesus as Iesus and Joshua as Iosias.

  5. Jesusinterjection

    An expletive, whose use is considered blasphemous in some Christian sects.

    Etymology: From Ἰησοῦς, from ישוע. The Greek text makes no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς. The Latin Vulgate is likely the earliest to make a distinction, referring to Jesus as Iesus and Joshua as Iosias.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jesusnoun

    the Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation

    Etymology: [L. Jesus, Gr. , from Heb. Ysha'; Yh Jehovah + hsha' to help.]

Freebase

  1. Jesus

    "Jesus" is a song by alternative rock band Brand New. It is the second single from their 2006 album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. The single was released on 7" vinyl and CD in the United Kingdom on April 30, 2007. In the US, the single reached number 30 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. A music video was directed by Moh Azima, but was never released. It surfaced on the internet in late 2009, but was quickly taken down at the request of Interscope and Brand New, although it can still be found on various websites

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jesus

    jē′zus, n. the Saviour of mankind.—n. Jésus, a size of paper, super-royal.—Company, or Society, of Jesus, the Jesuit order.—Grand jésus, imperial. [Gr. Iēsous—Heb. Yēshū‛a, contr. of Yehōshū‛a, help of Jehovah, the Saviour—yāsha‛, to save.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Jesus' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2199

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Jesus' in Written Corpus Frequency: #815

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jesus in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jesus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Jesus in a Sentence

  1. Kardashian West:

    Now that I'm in service to Christ, my job is to spread the Gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me, i've spread a lot of things. There was a time I let you know what high fashion had done for me, I was letting you know what the Hennessy had done for me... now I'm letting you know what Jesus has done for me.

  2. Alan Rickman:

    ( Reuters) John said there would be leopards today, Teigen tweeted on Monday. But it's lepers. I uh, am not good with the Bible. Teigen posted the photos before visiting John Legend, singer John Legend, on the set of NBC's upcoming live version of the hit musical. Heading to Jesus Christ Superstar rehearsals ! Jesus flies today. I got ta see this, tweeted Teigen. The special also features rocker Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene. Cooperrecently spoke about his inspirationfor playing Herod, which he first played in a 1996 London production of the play. He revealed that his inspiration for the role comes from Alan Rickman's portrayal of Professor Snape in Harry Potter. When I first heard about it, I thought Alan Rickman — that condescending sort of arrogant character — and I kind of fashioned what I would do after what I thought Alan Rickman would do if Alan Rickman were alive.

  3. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' '' When phantom Bible passages turn dangerous People may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well. Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say. Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity. Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since. But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

  4. Dwight L. Moody:

    Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!

  5. Teo Yoo:

    For them, it's like me playing Jesus.

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  • Alalo Grace
    the language withGod give Gabrile that hebrew is greek or english that lauguage brough by satan with his name is called jesus,yesu iesus christ,
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  • Alalo Grace
    jesus is name os satan
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  • Alalo Grace
    JESUS IS THE NAME THAT GREEK NAME BY NOT SON GOD. HOW DID THIS ABBRAVIATION PUT ON CROSS SPELLING OWNER OF NAME INRL.EXAMPLE LIKE ME,I AM ALALO IN UGANDA IF CHANGE OTHER COUNTRY THAT NAME WILL BE. THAT IS THE OUR LORD BECAUSE DID CHANGE. ONLY 
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a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
  • A. emanate
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