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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
Usage: informal
  1. Used to express surprise
    "Christ, it was only a dollar last time I was here!";
    - Christmas [informal], crikey [Brit, informal], cripes [informal], cor [Brit, informal], crumbs [Brit, informal], gosh [informal], golly [informal], by George [informal], by Jove [informal], blimey [Brit, informal], gorblimey [Brit, informal], cor blimey [Brit, informal], my [informal], holy cow [informal], holy mackerel [informal], holy smoke [informal], holy moley [informal], holy moly [informal], fancy [Brit, informal], good grief [informal], goodness [informal], goodness me [informal], Gordon Bennett [informal], gracious [informal], gracious me [informal], fancy that [informal], gawd [informal], god, my word, oh, O, ah, oh boy [informal], jeez [informal], geez [informal], strewth [Brit, informal], struth [Brit, informal], yikes [informal], I'll be blowed [Brit, informal], blow me [Brit, informal], Holy-dooly [Austral, informal], heck [informal], blooming heck [Brit, informal], jeepers [informal], jeepers creepers [informal], Lord [informal], Lordy [informal], marry [archaic], well I never [informal], heavens [informal], good heavens [informal], my goodness [informal], Jesus [informal], bejesus [N. Amer, informal], 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, Offices of