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a. The act of crucifying; execution on a cross.
b. Crucifixion The crucifying of Jesus on Calvary. Used with the.
c. A representation of Jesus on the cross.
2. An extremely difficult, painful trial; torturous suffering.


a method of putting to death by nailing or binding to a cross, normally by the hands and feet, which was widespread in the ancient world


1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the Crucifixion the crucifying of Christ at Calvary, regarded by Christians as the culminating redemptive act of his ministry
2. (Art Terms) a picture or representation of this


(ˌkru səˈfɪk ʃən)

1. the act of crucifying or the state of being crucified.
2. (cap.) the death of Jesus upon the Cross.
3. a picture or other representation of this.
4. severe and unjust punishment or suffering.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crucifixion - the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient worldcrucifixion - the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
2.Crucifixion - the death of Jesus by crucifixion
3.crucifixion - the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering
torturing, torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
صَلْب المسيح، صورة المَسيح مَصلوبا
Jesu korsfæstelsekorsfæstelse
keresztre feszítés
çarmıha ger meHz.İsa'nın çarmıha gerilerek ölmesi


[ˌkruːsɪˈfɪkʃən] Ncrucifixión f


[ˌkruːsɪˈfɪkʃən] ncrucifixion f, crucifiement m


nKreuzigung f


[ˌkruːsɪˈfɪkʃn] ncrocifissione f


(ˈkruːsifai) verb
to put to death by fixing the hands and feet to a cross. Christ was crucified.
ˈcrucifix (-fiks) noun
a figure of Christ on the cross.
ˌcruciˈfixion (-ˈfikʃən) noun
(a) death on the cross, especially that of Christ.
References in classic literature ?
And after this his crucifixion. Such high souls are made for crucifixion."
And not only that, but moody stricken Ahab stood before them with a crucifixion in his face; in all the nameless regal overbearing dignity of some mighty woe.
This was the presentment of a poor mangled body which had evidently suffered unbearable anguish even before its crucifixion, full of wounds and bruises, marks of the violence of soldiers and people, and of the bitterness of the moment when He had fallen with the cross--all this combined with the anguish of the actual crucifixion.
The legend goes that after the Crucifixion his conscience troubled him, and he fled from Jerusalem and wandered about the earth, weary of life and a prey to tortures of the mind.
Seen moving about, far away in the dim, arched aisles of the Great Bazaar, they look as the shrouded dead must have looked when they walked forth from their graves amid the storms and thunders and earthquakes that burst upon Calvary that awful night of the Crucifixion. A street in Constantinople is a picture which one ought to see once--not oftener.
There were portraits of men with large, melancholy eyes which seemed to say you knew not what; there were long monks in the Franciscan habit or in the Dominican, with distraught faces, making gestures whose sense escaped you; there was an Assumption of the Virgin; there was a Crucifixion in which the painter by some magic of feeling had been able to suggest that the flesh of Christ's dead body was not human flesh only but divine; and there was an Ascension in which the Saviour seemed to surge up towards the empyrean and yet to stand upon the air as steadily as though it were solid ground: the uplifted arms of the Apostles, the sweep of their draperies, their ecstatic gestures, gave an impression of exultation and of holy joy.
Slowly, the first bitter months on this land, little Benny's death from lack of nourishment, his father's desperate efforts to establish his family, the years of his mother's slow crucifixion, his own long struggle --all floated before him in a fog of reverie.
It was a crowbar, that pitiful sum of money accumulated by two years of crucifixion. Think of it!
He had chasubles, also, of amber-coloured silk, and blue silk and gold brocade, and yellow silk damask and cloth of gold, figured with representations of the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ, and embroidered with lions and peacocks and other emblems; dalmatics of white satin and pink silk damask, decorated with tulips and dolphins and fleurs-de-lis; altar frontals of crimson velvet and blue linen; and many corporals, chalice-veils, and sudaria.
His name sounds old, but I never heard of it before, as the man said of the Crucifixion. Why talk about his blue blood?
It has, also, a crucifixion in high relief, in a cellar, with a sun of gilded wood.
"He had thought of killing himself, so that no one should behold Napoleon after his defeat; like Jesus Christ before the Crucifixion, he thought himself forsaken by God and by his talisman, and so he took enough poison to kill a regiment, but it had no effect whatever upon him.