messiah Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “messiah” in the English Dictionary

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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)

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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…
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