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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CRUCIFIX, n. [L., to fix on a cross; to fix.]
1. A cross on which the body of Christ is fastened in effigy.
2. A representation, in painting or statuary, of our Lord fastened to the cross.
3. Figuratively, the religion of Christ. [Little used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: representation of the cross on which Jesus died [syn: crucifix, rood, rood-tree]
2: a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin crucifixus the crucified Christ, from crucifixus, past participle of crucifigere to crucify, from Latin cruc-, crux + figere to fasten more at fix Date: 13th century a representation of Christ on the cross

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a model or image of a cross with a figure of Christ on it. Etymology: ME f. OF f. eccl.L crucifixus f. L cruci fixus fixed to a cross

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Crucifix Cru"ci*fix (kr?"s?-f?ks), n.; pl. Crucifixes (-?z). [F. crucifix or LL. crucifixum, fr. L. crux, crucis, cross + figere, fixum, to fix. See Cross, and Fix, and cf. Crucify.] 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. The cross, too, by degrees, become the crucifix. --Milman. And kissing oft her crucifix, Unto the block she drew. --Warner. 2. The cross or religion of Christ. [R.] --Jer. Taylor.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(crucifixes) A crucifix is a cross with a figure of Christ on it. N-COUNT

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