messianic ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the Messiah. 2) inspired by belief in a messiah.
DERIVATIVES messianism noun.

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  • Messianic — primarily means of the Messiah . Messianic may also mean: Messianic Complex, a psychological state of mind Messianic democracy, democracy by force Messianic prophecies Messianism Messianic may refer to: Church of World Messianity Messianic Israel …   Wikipedia

  • Messianic — Mes si*an ic, a. Of or relating to the Messiah; as, the Messianic office or character. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • messianic — (adj.) 1831, from Mod.L. messianicus, from Messias (see MESSIAH (Cf. messiah)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • messianic — [[t]me̱siæ̱nɪk[/t]] also Messianic 1) ADJ: ADJ n Messianic means relating to the belief that a divine being has been born, or will be born, who will change the world. The cult leader saw himself as a Messianic figure. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n… …   English dictionary

  • messianic — mes·si·an·ic also Mes·si·an·ic (mĕs ē ănʹĭk) adj. 1. Of or relating to a messiah: messianic hopes. 2. Of or characterized by messianism: messianic nationalism.   [New Latin messīānicus, from Late Latin Messīās, Messiah. See Messiah.] * * * …   Universalium

  • messianic — mes|si|an|ic [ˌmesiˈænık] adj formal 1.) someone who has messianic beliefs wants to make very big social or political changes ▪ Many young people have an admirable messianic zeal about them. 2.) relating to or involving the Messiah …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • messianic — adjective formal 1 someone who has messianic beliefs or feelings wants to make very big social or political changes connected with the belief that the world should be completely changed: messianic zeal 2 connected with the Messiah …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • messianic — adjective Etymology: probably from French messianique, from messianisme Date: circa 1834 1. of or relating to a messiah 2. marked by idealism and an aggressive crusading spirit < messianic zeal > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Messianic — adj. Messianic is used with these nouns: ↑prophecy …   Collocations dictionary

  • Messianic — see messianic …   English dictionary

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