Definition of Messiah

1. Noun. Any expected deliverer.

Exact synonyms: Christ
Generic synonyms: Deliverer, Rescuer, Savior, Saviour
Derivative terms: Messiahship, Messianic

2. Noun. Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer.
Generic synonyms: Logos, Son, Word
Derivative terms: Messiahship, Messianic

3. Noun. The awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people.
Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex
Derivative terms: Messiahship, Messianic

4. Noun. An oratorio composed by Handel in 1742.
Generic synonyms: Cantata, Oratorio

Definition of Messiah

1. n. The expected king and deliverer of the Hebrews; the Savior; Christ.

Definition of Messiah

1. Proper noun. (Christianity) Jesus ¹

2. Noun. (context: Abrahamic tradition) The one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians to be Jesus Christ. ¹

3. Noun. An extremely powerful divine figure. ¹

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Definition of Messiah

1. an expected liberator [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Messiah

Mesozoic era
Mespilus germanica
Messier catalog
Messier catalogue
Messier number
Messier object
Messier objects

Literary usage of Messiah

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"messiah, The, is a term which is, in John i, 41, and, in John iv, 25, but without the article, applied to Jesus of Nazareth, as the appointed king of the ..."

2. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"And was not this fulfilled when the messiah rode into Jerusalem upon the foal of an ... And did not the messiah say these words when you put him to death ? ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"The messiah shall redeem Israel, and as judge shall punish, and be king after God's own heart. The New Jerusalem shall be created by God and transferred ..."

4. The Friend of Peace by Noah Worcester (1816)
"THE messiah AND MAHOMET. THE messiah appeared among men as the Prince of ... The doctrines, the precepts and the examples of the messiah were all of a ..."

5. The Christian Examiner (1836)
"The Deity of the messiah cannot be proved from those passages unless his ... That the messiah, whom the prophets set forth as a child, that was to be born, ..."

6. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1825)
"The prophets have not only foretold, in general terms, a great revolution that would take place in the world by the coming of the messiah : but they have ..."

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