2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crucifix \Cru"ci*fix\ (kr?"s?-f?ks), noun; pl. {Crucifixes} (-?z). [F. crucifix or LL. crucifixum, fr. L. crux, crucis, cross + figere, fixum, to fix. See {Cross}, and {Fix}, and cf. Crucify.]

1. 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.

The cross, too, by degrees, become the crucifix. --Milman.

And kissing oft her crucifix, Unto the block she drew. --Warner.

2. The cross or religion of Christ. [R.] --Jer. Taylor.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: representation of the cross on which Jesus died [syn: {crucifix}, {rood}, {rood-tree}]

2: a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally

The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

Say "Hell No!" to the TPP.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 1:08:31 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)