Definitions of crucifix

  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. The cross or religion of Christ. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A cross with the sculptured figure of Christ. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Image of Christ fixed upon a cross. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A cross bearing an effigy of Christ crucified. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A representation or effigy of Christ on the cross. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A figure in wood, metal, or other substance, representing Christ fastened to the cross. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for crucifix

  1. His chapel contains nothing of importance, nor yet does the small oratory with a crucifix in memory of a benefactor, one Giovanni Pschel Alemanno; this is at the top of the ascent and close to the smaller entrance to the Sacro Monte. – Ex Voto by Samuel Butler
  2. I beg you to let me have the crucifix a short while in my keeping, even though it be unfinished. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds