Definition of Christ in English:

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Pronunciation: /krʌɪst/


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


An oath used to express irritation, dismay, or surprise: ‘Oh Christ,’ he moaned under his breath
More example sentences
  • 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

full form of BC.
Example sentences
  • 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.



Example sentences
  • If Christ is pure God then we have no hope of being like him only if Jesus was a man can Christhood be attainable.
  • The New Testament was written by the apostles, who were men who hadn't reached Christhood.
  • The day is coming when there will be a band of Christhood around the world, a circle of Christhood.


Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌɪstlʌɪk/
Example sentences
  • The deaths of Ned and Jimmy highlight the book's pervasive religious elements, for both characters are depicted as Christlike figures, men whose blood is shed to redeem their people.
  • Christianity can sometimes be a word that means nothing, unless you live your life in a Christlike fashion.
  • He was very noble in his bearing, almost Christlike, but with an accessible persona that brought to mind the universal acceptance of George Washington as the father of our country.


Example sentences
  • This metaphor works because the best moments to teach Christly gestures are in the middle of life's pathway, and not in secluded spots such as classrooms that are away from where the Gospel is being lived.
  • Perhaps Mr. Devlin's printer is so immersed in Old Testament absolutism that he has little time for this Christly stuff.
  • Again, whether turning off the radio and praying or touching the lives of those who are hungry, we are about Christly gestures, learned in the real world and shaping our understanding and interpretation of Scripture.


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

Words that rhyme with Christ

heist, underpriced, unsliced

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