Meaning of Christ in English:


Pronunciation /krʌɪst/

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  • The title, also treated as a name, given to Jesus.

    ‘Many seem to feel that one way to put Christ back into Christmas is by displaying a Nativity scene.’
    • ‘So Christ exercises his gentleness by the power of the Spirit working in the lives of fallen people.’
    • ‘To make sense as a concept, the Christ has to be an Everyman, a man without qualities.’
    • ‘If Christ did not die for our sins then we are still under the wrath of God and without hope.’
    • ‘As Christ died on the cross for others, so also was his resurrection representative.’
    • ‘Without a perception of the Christ of the Bible, worship loses both its focus and its anchor.’
    • ‘There are many battles ahead for believers, but victory is certain through Christ our Lord.’
    • ‘Epiphany is a feast of revelation, the day Christ made his being known to the world.’
    • ‘After Christ dies on the cross, a single drop of rain falls from the heavens onto the ground.’
    • ‘Brethren, because we are all brothers and sisters in Christ and should treat each other as such.’
    • ‘If Christ is not sinless, he is not divine, nor is his death on the cross any help to sinners like ourselves.’
    • ‘Whoever drinks the blood of Christ has eternal life, and Christ will raise him up at the last day.’
    • ‘When Peter became a follower of Christ, Jesus told him he would be made a fisher of people.’
    • ‘It is vital that the churches know God through Christ and the gospel of grace.’
    • ‘Funds are needed for all the splendid projects that are being undertaken in Christ's name.’
    • ‘It is as the whole Body of Christ that we express the fullness of Christ to the world.’
    • ‘For it was on this day that Christ strengthened the Church which he had already founded by his own flesh and blood.’
    • ‘The good news is that nothing can separate us from the love of God that we have known in Jesus the Christ.’
    • ‘Christians today have to be Christ to other people, and demonstrate what he was like and what he stood for.’
    • ‘As he listened to the Christ teach, Satan understood why Jesus did not give in to temptations.’
    Jesus, Jesus Christ, Our Lord, the Messiah, the Saviour, the Son of God, the Lamb of God, the Good Shepherd, the Redeemer, the Prince of Peace, the Nazarene, the Galilean
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  • An oath used to express irritation, dismay, or surprise.

    ‘‘Oh Christ,’ he moaned under his breath’
    • ‘Then I became an actor and, Christ, this profession has to be the worst dating agency in the world.’
    • ‘Christ, I'm losing my mind!’
    • ‘Shankly liked what he saw: ‘Christ son, you look about seven foot tall, we're going to play in all-red from now on.’’


    before Christ

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    full form of BC
    ‘The Buddha who lived 500 years before Christ discovered that despite the fact that all sentient beings desire to be happy and want to avoid suffering, that in fact just the opposite is true - that life is characterized by suffering.’
    • ‘Tobacco is believed to have been grown in the Americas for many thousands of years, and native Americans are thought to have discovered ways of using the plant, including smoking the leaves, a thousand years before Christ.’
    • ‘Archaeologists continue to search the undersea area, hoping to uncover more mysteries from a once prosperous city that existed more than 300 years before Christ.’
    • ‘Not on display at this exhibition, but a brick that interested me considerably was one made in Babylon at the time of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, six hundred years before Christ, complete with inscription.’
    • ‘Some 3,000 years before Christ, Egyptians lived under an orderly government, built great structures and had acquired the art of writing.’


Old English Crīst, from Latin Christus, from Greek Khristos, noun use of an adjective meaning ‘anointed’, from khriein ‘anoint’, translating Hebrew māšīaḥ ‘Messiah’.