crucifix

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]:

crucifix

noun

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


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