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Christ (kraɪst Pronunciation for Christ



  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


  1. (taboo, slang) an oath expressing annoyance, surprise, etc

See also


Derived Forms

ˈChristly adjective

Word Origin

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


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= Jesus Christ, Our Lord, the Galilean, the Good Shepherd, the Nazarene

Translations for 'Christ'

  • British English: ChristPronunciation for Christ Christ is one of the names of Jesus, whom Christians believe to be the son of God and whose teachings are the basis of Christianity....the teachings of Christ.kraɪst NOUN
  • Arabic: الـمَسِيحPronunciation for الـمَسِيح
  • Brazilian Portuguese: CristoPronunciation for Cristo
  • Chinese: 耶稣基督Pronunciation for 耶稣基督
  • Croatian: KristPronunciation for Krist
  • Czech: KristusPronunciation for Kristus
  • Danish: KristusPronunciation for Kristus
  • Dutch: ChristusPronunciation for Christus
  • European Spanish: CristoPronunciation for Cristo
  • Finnish: KristusPronunciation for Kristus
  • French: ChristPronunciation for Christ
  • German: ChristusPronunciation for Christus
  • Greek: ΧριστόςPronunciation for Χριστός
  • Italian: CristoPronunciation for Cristo
  • Japanese: キリストPronunciation for キリスト
  • Korean: 그리스도Pronunciation for 그리스도
  • Norwegian: KristusPronunciation for Kristus
  • Polish: ChrystusPronunciation for Chrystus
  • Portuguese: CristoPronunciation for Cristo
  • Romanian: Hristos
  • Russian: ХристосPronunciation for Христос
  • Spanish: CristoPronunciation for Cristo
  • Swedish: KristusPronunciation for Kristus
  • Thai: พระเยซูคริสต์Pronunciation for พระเยซูคริสต์
  • Turkish: İsaPronunciation for İsa
  • Ukrainian: Христос
  • Vietnamese: Chúa Giê-suPronunciation for Chúa Giê-su

Example Sentences Including 'Christ'

But Christianity is at its heart a faith which sees God as working within history, most particularly in the person of Jesus Christ.
Irish Times (2002)
Christ , what a thing to ask me -- the man with a love life like a train wreck.
Eddie Murphy Raw Clerks: 10th Anniversary Edition The Passion of the Christ More...
Maxim (2004)
Eventually she said: Jesus Christ -- things can't go on like this.
Hugo Wilcken THE EXECUTION (2002)
For the medieval mystics, God was so much the centre of their reveries that heaven was sexual fulfilment with Christ the Bridegroom.
Peter Stanford HEAVEN: A Traveller's Guide to the Undiscovered Country (2002)
I have seen both my children grow up to reject the institutionalised church completely while holding on to many of Christ 's teachings.
Glasgow Herald (2002)
It is a community of persons who try to make progress, who are, by definition, not Christ.
Irish Times (2002)
She didn't want me to die thinking, ``Oh Christ , there's someone here going to kill me.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
There are lights on the Christmas tree, a star which led the wise men to the stable and, above all, Christ as the light of the world.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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