: jesus
: an ideal type of humanity
Christian Science : the ideal truth that comes as a divine manifestation of God to destroy incarnate error
Christlike adjective
Christly adjective

Examples of Christ in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And last spring, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced its first temple in the Charlotte region would go up in Weddington. Chase Jordan, Charlotte Observer, 5 Apr. 2024 Norton Healthcare's beginning and growth Norton Healthcare started in 1886 as a single infirmary on the corner of Third and Oak streets named after Rev. John Norton, the associate rector of Christ Church Cathedral. Olivia Evans, The Courier-Journal, 4 Apr. 2024 In the Echternach Gospels, which illustrate the moment of Christ’s death on the cross, the sun and the moon take the form of human figures shrouding their faces in grief. Elissaveta M. Brandon, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Apr. 2024 Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut Ave., Carlsbad. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2024 The physical mass of Christ is important to the earliest days of Christianity. Hazlitt, 3 Apr. 2024 The fringe organization, while not affiliated with the church, is made up of LDS members who were preparing for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Alex Brizee, Idaho Statesman, 1 Apr. 2024 By my second visit to Pittsburgh, in November, 2022, Vincent had decided to stay permanently in the U.S., been baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and added an AK-47 and two Sig Sauer handguns to his arsenal. Peter Hessler, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2024 Today, Barkley Thompson’s sermon will concern resurrection of Christ, but also his own from a rare malady of the spine and cancer. Werner Trieschmann,, 31 Mar. 2024

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Word History


Middle English Crist, from Old English, from Latin Christus, from Greek Christos, literally, anointed, from chriein

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Christ was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Christ.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Jesus see jesus

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