Christ Definition

krīst
noun
The Messiah, as foretold by the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures. Often used with the.
American Heritage
The Messiah whose appearance is prophesied in the Old Testament.
Webster's New World
Alternative form of Christ.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
proper name
Jesus of Nazareth, regarded by Christians as the realization of the Messianic prophecy.
Webster's New World
other
Jesus as considered in Christianity to be the Messiah.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Christ

Noun

Singular:
Christ
Plural:
christs

Origin of Christ

  • Middle English Crist from Old English Crīst from Latin Chrīstus from Greek Khrīstos from khrīstos anointed verbal adj. of khrīein to anoint ghrēi- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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