noun mes·si·ah \mə-ˈsī-ə\

the Messiah Judaism : a king who will be sent by God to save the Jews

Christianity : Jesus Christ

: a person who is expected to save people from a very bad situation

Full Definition of MESSIAH

a :  the expected king and deliverer of the Jews
b :  jesus 1
:  a professed or accepted leader of some hope or cause
mes·si·ah·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of MESSIAH

  1. They thought the new principal was the messiah the school had been hoping for.

Origin of MESSIAH

Hebrew māshīaḥ & Aramaic mĕshīḥā, literally, anointed
First Known Use: 1560

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary

Rhymes with MESSIAH


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