messianic definition, meaning - what is messianic in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “messianic”

See all translations

messianic

adjective uk   us   /ˌmes.iˈæn.ɪk/
formal relating or belonging to a messiah: He announced the imminent arrival of a messianic leader. A messianic religious group believes that a leader will or has come who has the power to change the world and bring peace: a messianic cult/movement/sect A messianic speech or style is very determined and full of emotion: She talks about her work with a messianic zeal.
Translations of “messianic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 救世主的, 救世主般的, 信奉救世主的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 救世主的, 救世主般的, 信奉救世主的…
(Definition of messianic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of messianic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

a game in hand

if a sports team has a game in hand over other teams in a competition, it still has another game to play in which it can gain points

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More