Definition of messiah
- security, which the political messiahs promise
- —Vardis Fisher
They thought the new principal was the messiah the school had been hoping for.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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