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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Christian martyr often depicted as a giant who converted to Christianity and thereafter devoted himself to carrying travelers across a river. His feast, July 25, was dropped from the Catholic liturgical calendar in 1969.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See herb-christopher.
  • noun A brooch, badge, pilgrim's sign, or the like, bearing a figure of St. Christopher carrying the infant Christ.

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  • proper noun A male given name.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Χριστόφορος or 'Christ-bearing'. The meaning of the name suggested the legend of St. Christopher carrying the Christ child across water.

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