Crucifix

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Crucifix Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally
  • representation of the cross on which Jesus died

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • representation of the cross on which Jesus died ,
  • a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally

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Crucifix Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The Christian cross is the main symbol of the Christian religion. These crosses are usually found on Christian churches.

Jesus, who Christians believe is God the Son and their Messiah, was crucified (nailed to a large wooden cross). This was a commonly used method for killing people in Roman times.

Christians believe that Jesus' death made the sins of all humans who trust in him, go away, and that they are forgiven. They also believe that Jesus was resurrected (came back to life) after three days. Because of this, the cross is a symbol for Jesus' sacrifice and suffering, but also a symbol of hope, forgiveness of sins, and victory over death.

There are several different Christian crosses that are symbols for different Christian groups or persons.



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Crucifix Sample Sentences in News


  • Rio archbishop robbed for crucifix
    Armed robbers steal the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro's crucifix, even though one of the gang recognised him and apologised. Read more on this news related to 'Crucifix'
  • Talks continue over Workington slag banks crucifix
    A controversial crucifix which overlooks Workington has been granted a brief reprieve as talks continue about its fate. Read more on this news related to 'Crucifix'
  • Armed robbers in Brazil snatch Rio archbishop's crucifix
    Cardinal Orani João Tempesta robbed at gunpoint by three men who recognised him, but seized his ring, pen and crucifix anyway The archbishop of Rio de Janeiro has had his crucifix, ring, pen and mobile phone stolen after being ambushed by armed robbers. Cardinal Orani João Tempesta was confronted by the three men on Monday en route to a radio station in Brazil&# Read more on this news related to 'Crucifix'

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