Definition of Jesus in US English:

Jesus

(also Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus Christ)

proper noun

  • The central figure of the Christian religion. Jesus conducted a mission of preaching and healing (with reported miracles) in Palestine in about AD 28–30, which is described in the Gospels. His followers considered him to be the Christ or Messiah and the Son of God, and belief in his resurrection from the dead is the central tenet of Christianity.

    christ, jesus christ, the redeemer, the messiah, our lord, the lamb of god, the son of god, the son of man, the prince of peace, the king of kings, emmanuel
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Origin

From Christian Latin Iesus, from Greek Iēsous, from a late Hebrew or Aramaic analogous formation based on Yĕhōšûă‘ ‘Joshua’.

Pronunciation

Jesus

/ˈjēzəs//ˈdʒizəs/