Pronunciation: (krīst), [key]
1. Jesus of Nazareth, held by Christians to be the fulfillment of prophecies in the Old Testament regarding the eventual coming of a Messiah.
2. the Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament (used chiefly in versions of the New Testament).
3. someone regarded as similar to Jesus of Nazareth.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.