American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An image or figure of Jesus on the cross.
- n. A cross viewed as a symbol of Jesus's crucifixion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cross, or representation of a cross, with the crucified figure of Christ upon it. Crosses with a representation of the crucified Christ seem not to have been made previous to the ninth century; upon those made for similar purposes before this date is painted or carved at the intersection of the arms of the cross the Lamb with or without the crossed flag, the sacred monogram, or some other emblem. Byzantine crucifixes of bronze exist of as early date as the tenth century, in which the flat surface of the cross is decorated with enamel, having the sun and moon as emblematic of creation witnessing the crucifixion; in these the body of Christ is generally partly clothed with a garment indicated in colored enamel. Crucifixes are used in many ways in the devotions and ceremonies of the Roman Catholic Church, being conspicuously displayed in religious houses and other situations, and worn upon the person by ecclesiastics and others.
- n. The cross of Christ; hence, the religion of Christ.
- To crucify.
- n. A wooden cross used for crucifixions, as by the Romans.
- n. An ornamental or symbolic sculptural representation of Christ on a crucifix, often worn as a pendant or displayed in a Christian church.
- n. gymnastics The iron cross, a position on the rings where the gymnast holds the rings straight out on either side of the body.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A representation in art of the figure of Christ upon the cross; esp., the sculptured figure affixed to a real cross of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, used by the Roman Catholics in their devotions.
- n. rare The cross or religion of Christ.
- n. representation of the cross on which Jesus died
- n. a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally
- Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin crucifīxus, from Latin, past participle of crucifīgere, crucify; see crucify. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The prior took the crucifix from the altar, and ordering the porter to throw open the great doors (near where the incessant shouting seemed to proceed), he appeared before a turbulent band of soldiers, who were dragging a man along, fast bound with their leathern belts.”
“The crucifix is carved in old brown wood, and the sacred image is somewhat ludicrously disfigured by a wig of real hair.”
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