American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To put (a person) to death by nailing or binding to a cross.
- v. To mortify or subdue (the flesh).
- v. To treat cruelly; torment: crucified the awkward child with teasing.
- v. To criticize harshly; pillory: The media crucified the politician for breaking a campaign pledge.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put to death by nailing or otherwise affixing to a cross. See crucifixion.
- Figuratively, in Scripture, to subdue; mortify; kill; destroy the power or influence of.
- To vex; torment; excruciate.
- To put or place in the form of cross; cross.
- v. To execute (a person) by nailing to a cross.
- v. To punish or otherwise express extreme anger at, especially as a scapegoat or target of outrage.
- v. informal To thoroughly beat at a sport or game.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To fasten to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet.
- v. To destroy the power or ruling influence of; to subdue completely; to mortify.
- v. To vex or torment.
- v. hold within limits and control
- v. kill by nailing onto a cross
- v. treat cruelly
- v. criticize harshly or violently
- Old French crucefier, from Latin crucifigo. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English crucifien, from Old French crucifier, alteration of Latin crucifīgere : crux, cruc-, cross + fīgere, to attach; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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