[syn: messiah, christ]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Christ \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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 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) [syn: Jesus, Jesus of
Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Christ,
Savior, Saviour, Good Shepherd, Redeemer,
2: any expected deliverer [syn: messiah, christ]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
51 Moby Thesaurus words for "Christ":
Christ Jesus, Emmanuel, God the Son, God-man, Immanuel, Jesu,
Jesus, Jesus Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, King of Glory,
King of Heaven, King of Kings, Lamb of God, Lord Jesus,
Lord of Lords, Lord our Righteousness, Messiah, Our Lord,
Prince of Peace, Redeemer, Savior, Son of God, Son of Man,
atonement, intercession, judgment, mediation, propitiation,
redemption, salvation, the Advocate, the Anointed, the Christ,
the Christ Child, the Door, the Galilean, the Good Shepherd,
the Infant Jesus, the Intercessor, the Judge, the Lamb, the Life,
the Master, the Mediator, the Nazarene, the Only-Begotten,
the Risen, the True Vine, the Truth, the Vine, the Way
Easton's 1897 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).
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):