Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Christ 1

Jesus as considered in Christianity to be the Messiah.

Christ 2

The Messiah, as foretold by the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures. Often used with the.

[Middle English Crist, from Old English Crīst, from Latin Chrīstus, from Greek Khrīstos, from khrīstos, anointed, verbal adj. of khrīein, to anoint; see ghrēi- in Indo-European roots.]

Christ′like′ adj.
Christ′li·ness n.
Christ′ly adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.christly - resembling or showing the spirit of Christ
christian - following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
com announced today the hiring of John Christly to lead its Information Security and Compliance team.
John Christly, Global CISO, Netsurion, a provider of managed security services, and EventTracker, a SIEM company said, "With this influx of credit card breaches, hackers are dedicating a lot of time for small profits on the dark web.
For once I find myself in agreement with Brian Christly (Daily Post 23 Feb) The referendum on membership of the EU is a straight binary choice and, ideally, plans need to be prepared by the UK Government to cover either eventuality and open to public scrutiny.
Finishing as runner-up to James amongst the boys was Christly Pereira, while Prakash Aman was the second runner-up.
Eddy seems to be expressing that Jesus patterned and enabled individual salvation through his own agonizing atonement, rather than substituting his for others; to follow him to his "throne of glory," everyone must drink from the same cup of "sorrowful effort" in proportion as they are able (though that proportion would never, of course, reach that of Jesus, whose virgin birth and saving mission signaled his christly status, a theological point on which Eddy was consistent).
Christly adds that his organization also complies with payment card industry (PCI) standards of the PCI Security Standards Council.
Starting with the high Christly sublimation for which it yearns and occasionally exceeds, and extending to the extra-linguistic regions of the unnameable, the Virgin Mother occupied the tremendous territory hither and yon of the parenthesis of language.
Christmas may seem challenging when we have faced a loss, but it brings a bright promise with it, the light of Christly love.
A Christian Science practitioner was prayerfully supporting me and she told me, "With your God-given Christly qualities, everyone would want to hire you.
Fishes have historically been a symbol used to identify Christian followers; perhaps in this film, the Fishes can be interpreted as making a point about the historic, distorted uses of violence that have come out of a rigidification of the Christly or messianic message.
The card, from friends John and Christly who live in Palestine, Texas, read: "Nanny Brookes, Terrace, Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, Mid Glam," but it still made its way safely to her home.
The role that identification plays in the formation of the ego, as well as the production of the Christly subject of affective piety, is deeply bound up with the experience of embodiment, both one's own and others.