Definition of Antichrist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæntikraɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntikraɪst//
(also the Antichrist) [singular]
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(in Christianity) the Devil; Christ’s greatest enemy Word OriginOld English, via Old French or ecclesiastical Latin from Greek antikhristos, from anti ‘against’ + Khristos (noun use of an adjective meaning ‘anointed’, from khriein ‘anoint’, translating Hebrew māšīaḥ ‘Messiah’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Antichrist