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Noun: christ  krIst
  1. Any expected deliverer
    - messiah
Noun: Christ  krIst
  1. A teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    - Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, the Nazarene, Jesus Christ, Savior [N. Amer], Saviour [Brit, Cdn], Good Shepherd, Redeemer, Deliverer, Prince of Peace
Interjection: Christ  krIst
  1. Used to express surprise
    "Christ, it was only a dollar last time I was here!";
    - Christmas, crikey [Brit], cripes, cor [Brit], crumbs [Brit], gosh, golly, by George, by Jove, blimey [Brit], gorblimey [Brit], cor blimey [Brit], my, holy cow, holy mackerel, holy smoke, holy moley, holy moly, fancy [Brit], good grief, goodness, goodness me, Gordon Bennett, gracious, gracious me, fancy that, gawd, god, my word, oh, O, ah, oh boy, jeez, geez, strewth [Brit], struth [Brit], yikes, I'll be blowed [Brit], blow me [Brit], Holy-dooly [Austral], heck, blooming heck [Brit], jeepers, jeepers creepers, Lord, Lordy, marry [archaic], well I never, heavens, good heavens, my goodness, Jesus, bejesus [N. Amer], od [archaic]

Derived forms: christs, Christs

Type of: deliverer, Hebrew, Israelite, Jew, Logos, prophet, rescuer, savior [N. Amer], saviour [Brit, Cdn], Son, Word

Encyclopedia: Christ, Jesus