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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mes·si·ah /məˈsaɪə/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mes·si·ah n.  The expected king and deliverer of the Hebrews; the Savior; Christ.
    And told them the Messiah now was born.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any expected deliverer [syn: christ]
      2: Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised
      3: the awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected
         deliverer of the Jewish people

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Heb. mashiah), in all the thirty-nine instances of its
    occurring in the Old Testament, is rendered by the LXX.
    "Christos." It means anointed. Thus priests (Ex. 28:41; 40:15;
    Num. 3:3), prophets (1 Kings 19:16), and kings (1 Sam. 9:16;
    16:3; 2 Sam. 12:7) were anointed with oil, and so consecrated to
    their respective offices. The great Messiah is anointed "above
    his fellows" (Ps. 45:7); i.e., he embraces in himself all the
    three offices. The Greek form "Messias" is only twice used in
    the New Testament, in John 1:41 and 4:25 (R.V., "Messiah"), and
    in the Old Testament the word Messiah, as the rendering of the
    Hebrew, occurs only twice (Dan 9:25, 26; R.V., "the anointed
      The first great promise (Gen. 3:15) contains in it the germ of
    all the prophecies recorded in the Old Testament regarding the
    coming of the Messiah and the great work he was to accomplish on
    earth. The prophecies became more definite and fuller as the
    ages rolled on; the light shone more and more unto the perfect
    day. Different periods of prophetic revelation have been pointed
    out, (1) the patriarchal; (2) the Mosaic; (3) the period of
    David; (4) the period of prophetism, i.e., of those prophets
    whose works form a part of the Old Testament canon. The
    expectations of the Jews were thus kept alive from generation to
    generation, till the "fulness of the times," when Messiah came,
    "made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were
    under the law." In him all these ancient prophecies have their
    fulfilment. Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah, the great
    Deliverer who was to come. (Comp. Matt. 26:54; Mark 9:12; Luke
    18:31; 22:37; John 5:39; Acts 2; 16:31; 26:22, 23.)

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Messiah, anointed