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god! (exclamation of exasperation or irritation)
Messiah, Lord's Anointed; title given to Jesus of Nazareth
Christ Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The Anointed; an appellation given to Jesus, the Savior. It is synonymous with the Hebrew Messiah.
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\christ\ (?), n. [l. christus, gr. &?;, fr. &?; anointed, fr. chri`ein to anoint. see chrism.] the anointed; an appellation given to jesus, the savior. it is synonymous with the hebrew messiah.
1. a prophet of the first century; to christians he was both god and man--the messiah sent to save the human race from the sin it inherited through the fall of man (circa 8 bc - 29 ad) [syn: jesus, jesus of nazareth, jesus christ , christ, savior, saviour, good shepherd, redeemer, deliverer]

2. any expected deliverer [syn: messiah]

anointed, the greek translation of the hebrew word rendered "messiah" (q.v.), the official title of our lord, occurring five hundred and fourteen times in the new testament. it denotes that he was anointed or consecrated to his great redemptive work as prophet, priest, and king of his people. he is jesus the christ (acts 17:3; 18:5; matt. 22:42), the anointed one. he is thus spoken of by isaiah (61:1), and by daniel (9:24-26), who styles him "messiah the prince." the messiah is the same person as "the seed of the woman" (gen. 3:15), "the seed of abraham" (gen. 22:18), the "prophet like unto moses" (deut. 18:15), "the priest after the order of melchizedek" (ps. 110:4), "the rod out of the stem of jesse" (isa. 11:1, 10), the "immanuel," the virgin's son (isa. 7:14), "the branch of jehovah" (isa. 4:2), and "the messenger of the covenant" (mal. 3:1). this is he "of whom moses in the law and the prophets did write." the old testament scripture is full of prophetic declarations regarding the great deliverer and the work he was to accomplish. jesus the christ is jesus the great deliverer, the anointed one, the saviour of men. this name denotes that jesus was divinely appointed, commissioned, and accredited as the saviour of men (heb. 5:4; isa. 11:2-4; 49:6; john 5:37; acts 2:22). to believe that "jesus is the christ" is to believe that he is the anointed, the messiah of the prophets, the saviour sent of god, that he was, in a word, what he claimed to be. this is to believe the gospel, by the faith of which alone men can be brought unto god. that jesus is the christ is the testimony of god, and the faith of this constitutes a christian (1 cor. 12:3; 1 john 5:1).

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A title of Jesus
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
CRIST = n. Christ, Messiah
Australian Slang
exclamation indicating surprise, indignation, etc.
exclamation indicating surprise, indignation, etc.
WordNet 2.0

1. a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
(synonym) Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Savior, Saviour, Good Shepherd, Redeemer, Deliverer
(hypernym) Son, Word, Logos
(hyponym) El Nino

1. any expected deliverer
(synonym) messiah
(hypernym) savior, saviour, rescuer, deliverer
Christ Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of crosses or the crucifix
Dream Dictionary
To dream of beholding Christ, the young child, worshiped by the wise men, denotes many peaceful days, full of wealth and knowledge, abundant with joy, and content. If in the garden of the Gethsemane, sorrowing adversity will fill your soul, great longings for change and absent objects of love will be felt. To see him in the temple scourging the traders, denotes that evil enemies will be defeated and honest endeavors will prevail.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Christ Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Christ (ancient Greek: , Christós, meaning 'anointed') is a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (Māšîaḥ), the Messiah, and is used as a title for Jesus in the New Testament. In common usage, "Christ" is generally treated as synonymous with Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus came to be called "Jesus Christ", meaning "Jesus the Christós" (i.e. Jesus, the anointed; or "Jesus, the Messiah" by his followers) after his death and believed resurrection. Before, Jesus was usually referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth" or "Jesus son of Joseph". In the epistles of Paul the Apostle, the earliest texts of the New Testament, Paul most often referred to Jesus as "Jesus Christ", "Christ Jesus", or "Christ". The followers of Jesus became known as Christians (as in Acts ) because they believed Jesus to be the Messiah (Christos) prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, for example in the Confession of Peter. Christ was originally a title, yet later became part of the name "Jesus Christ", though it is still also used as a title, in the reciprocal use Christ Jesus, meaning "The Messiah Jesus".

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Christopher Horne, known on-stage as Christ., is a Scottish musician. He disclaims any religious meaning in the stage name; he describes it as short for his full name, and the full stop or period as indicating that status as an abbreviation.

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Christ Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
anointed, the Greek translation of the Hebrew word rendered "Messiah" (q.v.), the official title of our Lord, occurring five hundred and fourteen times in the New Testament. It denotes that he was anointed or consecrated to his great redemptive work as Prophet, Priest, and King of his people. He is Jesus the Christ (Acts 17:3; 18:5; Matt. 22:42), the Anointed One. He is thus spoken of by Isaiah (61:1), and by Daniel (9:24-26), who styles him "Messiah the Prince." The Messiah is the same person as "the seed of the woman" (Gen. 3:15), "the seed of Abraham" (Gen. 22:18), the "Prophet like unto Moses" (Deut. 18:15), "the priest after the order of Melchizedek" (Ps. 110:4), "the rod out of the stem of Jesse" (Isa. 11:1, 10), the "Immanuel," the virgin's son (Isa. 7:14), "the branch of Jehovah" (Isa. 4:2), and "the messenger of the covenant" (Mal. 3:1). This is he "of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write." The Old Testament Scripture is full of prophetic declarations regarding the Great Deliverer and the work he was to accomplish. Jesus the Christ is Jesus the Great Deliverer, the Anointed One, the Saviour of men. This name denotes that Jesus was divinely appointed, commissioned, and accredited as the Saviour of men (Heb. 5:4; Isa. 11:2-4; 49:6; John 5:37; Acts 2:22). To believe that "Jesus is the Christ" is to believe that he is the Anointed, the Messiah of the prophets, the Saviour sent of God, that he was, in a word, what he claimed to be. This is to believe the gospel, by the faith of which alone men can be brought unto God. That Jesus is the Christ is the testimony of God, and the faith of this constitutes a Christian (1 Cor. 12:3; 1 John 5:1).
(Phil. 2:8), seen in (1) his birth (Gal. 4:4; Luke 2:7; John 1:46; Heb. 2:9), (2) his circumstances, (3) his reputation (Isa. 53; Matt. 26:59, 67; Ps. 22:6; Matt. 26:68), (4) his soul (Ps. 22:1; Matt. 4:1-11; Luke 22:44; Heb. 2:17, 18; 4:15), (5) his death (Luke 23; John 19; Mark 15:24, 25), (6) and his burial (Isa. 53:9; Matt. 27:57, 58, 60). His humiliation was necessary (1) to execute the purpose of God (Acts 2:23, 24; Ps. 40:6-8), (2) fulfil the Old Testament types and prophecies, (3) satisfy the law in the room of the guilty (Isa. 53; Heb. 9:12, 15), procure for them eternal redemption, (4) and to show us an example.
Christ's priestly office consists of these two parts, (1) the offering up of himself as a sacrifice, and (2) making continual intercession for us. When on earth he made intercession for his people (Luke 23:34; John 17:20; Heb. 5:7); but now he exercises this function of his priesthood in heaven, where he is said to appear in the presence of God for us (Heb. 9:12,24). His advocacy with the Father for his people rests on the basis of his own all-perfect sacrifice. Thus he pleads for and obtains the fulfilment of all the promises of the everlasting covenant (1 John 2:1; John 17:24; Heb. 7:25). He can be "touched with the feeling of our infirmities," and is both a merciful and a faithful high priest (Heb. 2:17, 18; 4:15, 16). This intercession is an essential part of his mediatorial work. Through him we have "access" to the Father (John 14:6; Eph. 2:18; 3:12). "The communion of his people with the Father will ever be sustained through him as mediatorial Priest" (Ps. 110:4; Rev. 7:17).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

See: Jesus
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Chrestes, Chrestos, Chrestians chrestos (Greek) Applied by the Greeks as a title of respect equivalent to "the worthy." Chrestes meant an interpreter of oracles. In the language of the Mysteries, a chrestos was a candidate or neophyte, and a christos (anointed) was an initiate. Christ is a mystical expression for the human inner god, while chrest is the good but as yet unregenerated nature; using here the language of the Mysteries, Christ may be likened to Dionysos, Osiris, or Krishna, who will deliver the suffering Chrest, mankind or Prometheus, in its trial. It is Christos that incarnates in Chrestos. These usages were taken over by the Gnostic schools out of which Christianity largely sprang, and there is abundant evidence to be found among the early Christian writers and the Gnostics themselves that the adherents originally called themselves Chrestians.
Christos (Greek) Anointed; applied in the Greek Mysteries to a candidate who had passed the last degree and become a full initiate. Also the immanent individual god in a person, equivalent in some respects to Dionysos, Krishna, etc. The Hebrew word for anointed (mashiah) is generally written in English as Messiah. What we know as Christianity is a syncretism of borrowings from Neoplatonism, neo-Pythogoreanism, Greek Gnosticism, and Hebrew religion. Christos was commonly used in the Greek translation of the Bible as a title of the Jewish Kings, those who had been anointed for reigning -- a symbolic rite taken originally from the Mysteries. St. Paul's use of the word shows that he understood its true mystical meaning, but spoke with precaution in his public epistles or writings.

The first two letters of the Greek word, , superimposed in a monogram, were on the military standard of the later Christian emperors of Rome, probably dating from Constantine, and have a significance as geometrical symbols besides. See also CHRESTOS 

Messiah mashiah (Hebrew) Anointed; translated into the Greek as Christos. The Hebrews had their special form of the universal belief in the coming of avataras, and the Christians claimed that Jesus was the fulfillment of the particular Hebrew expectation. Hence Messiah is often used as a title for Jesus. Generally, a Messiah is an esoteric spiritual sun, surrounded by his spiritual family composed of twelve less powers (as in the 12 disciples); the term is connected with fish and water symbols and with the zodiacal sign Pisces (Fishes). Early Christian astrologers expected the coming of the Messiah to be signalized by a conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in Pisces, in connection with other planetary configurations. As regards the future, the looked-for great avatara is the Kalki-avatara of the Brahmins, virtually identical with Maitreya, the fifth buddha.
Official Christianity Glossary for Introduction to Religion
The term "christ" comes from the Greek word "Xristos," which means "the anointed one." It has the same meaning as "meshiach"--that is "messiah"--in Hebrew. It is applied to Jesus as a title, indicating his status as the one messiah. It is not Jesus' last name (i.e., surname).