see also: Messiah
  • enPR: mə-sī'ə, IPA: /məˈsaɪ.ə/

messiah (plural messiahs)

  1. (Abrahamic tradition) The one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians and Muslims to be Jesus Christ.
  2. (religion, loosely) A similar religious figure or awaited divine ruler, such as the Islamic Mahdi.
  3. (figuratively) An extremely powerful figure.
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Proper noun
  1. The promised and expected savior or liberator of the Jewish people.
  2. A saviour or liberator of a group of people.
  3. (Christianity) Jesus

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