Definition of Antichrist

1. Noun. (Christianity) the adversary of Christ (or Christianity) mentioned in the New Testament; the Antichrist will rule the world until overthrown by the Second Coming of Christ.

Category relationships: Christian Religion, Christianity
Generic synonyms: Adversary, Antagonist, Opponent, Opposer, Resister

Definition of Antichrist

1. n. A denier or opponent of Christ. Specif.: A great antagonist, person or power, expected to precede Christ's second coming.

Definition of Antichrist

1. Proper noun. (religion) One under the direct control of the Devil, who will lead the abomination in the end times ¹

2. Proper noun. A series of three figures predicted by Nostradamus that will lead us astray ¹

3. Noun. One who works against the teachings of Christ. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antichrist

Anthriscus sylvestris
Anthurium andraeanum
Anthurium scherzerianum
Anthus pratensis
Anthyllis barba-jovis
Anthyllis vulneraria
Anti-Imperialist International Brigade
Anti-Masonic Party
Antibody Directed Enzyme Prodrug Therapy
Antidorcas euchore
Antidorcas marsupialis
Antigonus Cyclops
Antigua and Barbuda

Literary usage of Antichrist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"from the time when it began to be the seat of antichrist, it has ceased to be what it was before. XXV. Some persons think us too severe and censorious, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Thus the prophecy of the sleeping emperor of the future is very closely connected with the antichrist tradition. There is extant a Daniel prophecy which, ..."

3. The Table Talk of Martin Luther by Martin Luther, William Hazlitt, Alexander Chalmers (1857)
"antichrist is the pope and the Turk together; a beast full of life must have a body and soul; the spirit or soul of antichrist, is the pope, ..."

4. Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities by William Smith (1892)
"The first teaching with regard to the antichrist and to the antagonist of God ... 18); and again, " This is that spirit of antichrist whereof ye nave heard ..."

5. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a by Charles Buck (1838)
"It is abo used to denote a festival kept by the church on the 23th of March, in commemoration of those tidings. , (¡un. that antichrist shall come, ..."

6. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a by Charles Buck (1830)
"He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son." We may say then that wherever, under the profession of Christianity, the true doctrines ..."

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