Messiah noun the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people. Jesus Christ, regarded by Christians as fulfilling this promise and expectation. John 4:25, 26. (usually lowercase) any expected deliverer. (usually lowercase) a zealous leader of some cause or project. (italics) an oratorio (1742) by George Frideric Handel. c. 1300, Messias, from Late Latin Messias, from Greek Messias, from Aramaic (Semitic) meshiha and Hebrew mashiah "the anointed" (of the Lord), from mashah "anoint." This is the word rendered in Septuagint as Greek Khristos (see Christ). In Old Testament prophetic writing, it was used of an expected deliverer of the Jewish nation. The modern English form … Continue reading Messiah