WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
Christ /kraɪst/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Religion[proper noun] Jesus of Nazareth, held by Christians to be the son of God and the Messiah.
  2. Religion[often: the + ~] (in the New Testament) the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament .
  3. Religion someone regarded as similar to Jesus of Nazareth:[countable]Several false Christs proclaimed themselves.
Christ•like, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
Christ  (krīst),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. ReligionJesus of Nazareth, held by Christians to be the fulfillment of prophecies in the Old Testament regarding the eventual coming of a Messiah.
  2. Religionthe Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament (used chiefly in versions of the New Testament).
  3. Religionsomeone regarded as similar to Jesus of Nazareth.
  • Greek chrīstos anointed, translation of Hebrew māshīaḥ anointed, Messiah
  • Latin Chrīstus
  • learned respelling of Middle English, Old English Crīst


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

Christ /kraɪst/ n
  1. Jesus of Nazareth (Jesus Christ), regarded by Christians as fulfilling Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah
  2. the Messiah or anointed one of God as the subject of Old Testament prophecies
  3. an image or picture of Christ
interj
  1. taboo slang an oath expressing annoyance, surprise, etc

See also JesusEtymology: Old English Crīst, from Latin Chrīstus, from Greek khristos anointed one (from khriein to anoint), translating Hebrew māshīah Messiah



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