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Noun: messiah  mi'sI-u
  1. Any expected deliverer
    - christ
Noun: Messiah  mi'sI-u
  1. Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer
     
  2. An oratorio composed by Handel in 1742
     
  3. The awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people

Derived forms: Messiahs, messiahs

Type of: cantata, deliverer, king, Logos, male monarch, oratorio, rescuer, Rex, savior [N. Amer], saviour [Brit, Cdn], Son, Word

Encyclopedia: Messiah, son of Joseph