Definitions of crucifixion

  1. the infliction of extremely painful punishment or suffering Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of nailing or fastening a person to a cross, for the purpose of putting him to death; the use of the cross as a method of capital punishment. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. The state of one who is nailed or fastened to a cross; death upon a cross. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Intense suffering or affliction; painful trial. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The act of crucifying, especially the nailing of Christ upon the cross; great suffering. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of crucifying; death on the cross. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The act of crucifying; death upon the cross; specifically, the death of Christ on Calvary. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The act of crucifying; punishment by death on the cross; the death of Christ on the cross. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The act of nailing to the cross; the punishment of death by the cross. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for crucifixion

  1. Bear, therefore, whatever crucifixion you have to bear, because of your wrong- doing. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  2. On Good Friday, the day of our Lord's crucifixion I wish I were telling lies- early in the morning of Good Friday the signorina was dressed in all her bridal finery. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers