Jesus: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: ( jē'zus, -zuz), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledborn 4? b.c., crucified a.d. 29?, the source of the Christian religion.
  2. (“the Son of Sirach”) the author of the Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus, who lived in the 3rd century b.c.
  3. the supreme example of God's nature expressed through human beings.
  4. a male given name.
  1. (used as an oath or strong expression of disbelief, dismay, awe, disappointment, pain, etc.)
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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