Definitions

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

  • adjective Of or relating to a messiah.
  • adjective Of or characterized by messianism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to the Messiah, or to any one supposed to exercise the office of a Messiah: as, the Messianic prophecies or psalms; Messianic pretensions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or relating to the Messiah.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling a messiah, the Messiah.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or resembling messianism (Messianism).

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

  • adjective of or relating to a messiah promising deliverance

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin messīānicus, from Late Latin Messīās, Messiah; see Messiah.]

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