from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An image or figure of Jesus on the cross.
- n. A cross viewed as a symbol of Jesus's crucifixion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wooden cross used for crucifixions, as by the Romans.
- n. An ornamental or symbolic sculptural representation of Christ on a crucifix, often worn as a pendant or displayed in a Christian church.
- n. The iron cross, a position on the rings where the gymnast holds the rings straight out on either side of the body.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The cross or religion of Christ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cross, or representation of a cross, with the crucified figure of Christ upon it.
- n. The cross of Christ; hence, the religion of Christ.
- To crucify.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. representation of the cross on which Jesus died
- n. a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally
Not understanding the meaning of the crucifix is at least as stupid.
Judge Alejandro Valentin Sastre ruled that “the presence of religious symbols such as a crucifix is an element of aggression which infringes rights and freedoms”.
Directly below the crucifix is the door that leads to the chamber of the nuns.
The ongoing row between the Catholic Church and the Spanish Government has erupted again after a judge banned the crucifix from a primary school.
If the centrality of the crucifix is eliminated, the common understanding of the meaning of the liturgy runs the risk of being distorted as a result.
This changes with the third crucifix from the monastery, which is also in the former community's church and dated to 1330.
Note 45: "Also hatten si ein crucifix, für dz gie si gar dicke betten, vnd rette mit ime als ein frund mit dem andern ...."
The word crucifix means fixed or nailed to the cross.
The prior took the crucifix from the altar, and ordering the porter to throw open the great doors (near where the incessant shouting seemed to proceed), he appeared before a turbulent band of soldiers, who were dragging a man along, fast bound with their leathern belts.
The crucifix is carved in old brown wood, and the sacred image is somewhat ludicrously disfigured by a wig of real hair.