messiah Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “messiah” in the English Dictionary

"messiah" in British English

See all translations

messiahnoun [S]

uk   us   /məˈsaɪ.ə/
a ​leader who is ​believed to have the ​power to ​solve the world's ​problems: An ​ordinarypriest, he was ​hailed by thousands as the new messiah.
the Messiah in the ​Christianreligion, ​JesusChrist in the ​Jewishreligion, a ​king who will be ​sent by ​God to ​save the ​Jewishpeople
(Definition of messiah from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"messiah" in American English

See all translations

messiahnoun [C]

 us   /məˈsɑɪ·ə/
a ​person who is ​expected to come and ​save the ​world In the ​Christianreligion, the Messiah is ​Jesus. In the ​Jewishreligion, the Messiah has not ​yet come.
(Definition of messiah from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “messiah”
in Spanish Mesías…
in Vietnamese vị cứu tinh…
in Malaysian Ahli Masih…
in Thai พระเยซูคริสต์…
in French Messie…
in German der Messias…
in Chinese (Simplified) 救世主,救星…
in Indonesian Mesias…
in Chinese (Traditional) 救世主,救星…
What is the pronunciation of messiah?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “messiah”

Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day