- An example of the Messiah is Jesus Christ.
- An example of a messiah is a savior who will come and deliver the Jewish people from persecution.
- An example of amessiah is political leader who the conservatives believe is the answer to all of the world's problems.
The definition of a messiah is a savior or leader for some cause.
- Judaism the promised and expected deliverer of the Jews, who will bring an era of peace and justice
- Christianity Jesus, regarded as the realization of the prophecy that the Messiah would come and, hence, called the Christ
- any expected savior or liberator of a people or country
Also, for senses 1 & 2, Mes·si′as
Origin of Messiahused by the Geneva translators (1560) for Ecclesiastical Late Latin Messias and amp; Middle English Messie, both ( Middle English via Old French ; from LL) ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Messias ; from Aramaic m?sh???, Classical Hebrew (language) m?sh?a?, literally , anointed
- also Mes·si·as The anticipated savior of the Jews. Used with the.
- also Messias Christianity Jesus. Used with the.
- messiah One who is anticipated as, regarded as, or professes to be a savior or liberator.
Origin of MessiahMiddle English Messias, Messie, from Old French Messie, from Late Latin Mess&imacron;as, from Greek, from Aramaic m&schwa;ši&hlowdot;a, the anointed one (from m&schwa;ša&hlowdot;, to anoint) or Hebrew mašîa&hlowdot;, anointed (from maša&hlowdot;, to anoint); see mš&hlowdot; in Semitic roots.
- The promised and expected savior or liberator of the Jewish people.
- A saviour or liberator of a group of people.
- (Christianity) Jesus