Messiah: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (mi-sī'u), [key]
- the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people.
- Jesus Christ, regarded by Christians as fulfilling this promise and expectation. John 4:25, 26.
- (usually l.c.) any expected deliverer.
- (usually l.c.) a zealous leader of some cause or project.
- (italics) an oratorio (1742) by George Frideric Handel.
- messiah (Thesaurus)