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Jesus Christ definition

Overview

This page has 4 definitions of Jesus Christ in English and Scots. Jesus Christ is a proper noun, noun and interjection. Also define these 13 related words and terms: Christianity, Nazareth, Jewish, prophet, teacher, Messiah, Christ, Muslim, Baha'i, faith, saviour, salvation, and Jesus Christ.

See also: Jésus-Christ

English Jesus Christ definition

Etymology

Jesus + Christ

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌd͡ʒiːzəs ˈkɹaɪst/
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Proper noun

Jesus Christ

  1. (Christianity) Jesus of Nazareth, a first-century Jewish carpenter, held to be a prophet, teacher and the Messiah, or Christ, in Christianity. Held to be a prophet in the Muslim and Baha'i faiths.
    • 1681, Church of England, The book of common prayer:
      Almighty God, give us the grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life (in which thy son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility;)
    • Nazareth definition
      A city in northern Israel.
    • Jewish definition
      Being a Jew, or relating to Jews, their ethnicity, religion or culture. (1 of 2 Jewish definitions)
    • Messiah definition
      The promised and expected savior or liberator of the Jewish people. (1 of 3 Messiah definitions)
    • Muslim definition
      A person who is a follower and believer of Islam.
    • Baha'i definition
      Alternative spelling of Bahá'í

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Noun

Jesus Christ (plural Jesus Christs)

  1. (by extension) A saviour; one who provides critical help or salvation to others in need.
    • Salvation definition
      The process of being saved, the state of having been saved (from hell). (1 of 2 salvation definitions)

Interjection

Jesus Christ

  1. An expletive or oath, usually an expression of surprise, shock, etc.

Usage notes

  • Some variations of this usage include Jiminy Cricket, jeepers creepers or other variations that begin with the letters J C. These are often considered acceptable substitutions for people who are trying not to swear, but have already started the first consonant sound. See Tom Sawyer, by Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), for more examples.

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Scots Jesus Christ definition

Proper noun

Jesus Christ

  1. Jesus Christ