Christopher


Christopher

Christopher [kris-tuh-fer] Examples noun

  1. Saint,died a.d. c250, Christian martyr.
  2. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “Christ-bearer.”

Examples from the Web for christopher Contemporary Examples of christopher

  • Christopher Nolan, Interstellar “My films are always held to a weirdly high standard,” Nolan told me.

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    Marlow Stern

    January 6, 2015

  • After the curtain calls, Christopher comes back to explain a complicated math problem.

    Hedwig, Hugh & Michael Cera: 12 Powerhouse Theater Performances of 2014

    Janice Kaplan

    December 31, 2014

  • This article was reported and written by Sami Yousafzai with additional material and editing by Christopher Dickey.

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    Sami Yousafzai, Christopher Dickey

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  • To unwind, Sharp takes long showers, and stops himself from separating his food on his plate as Christopher would.

    The Brit Who Stormed Broadway

    Tim Teeman

    December 7, 2014

  • Sharp has spent so long being Christopher he can just “drop into him and stay in him consistently” before a performance.

    The Brit Who Stormed Broadway

    Tim Teeman

    December 7, 2014

  • Historical Examples of christopher

  • “You are quite right: there’s not a doubt of it,” answered Mr. Christopher.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • “Now let us fasten up the door I came in by,” said Christopher.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • “I don’t like talking about things before at least they are begun,” answered Christopher.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • Christopher stood silent, as if brooding on what he had seen.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • “It goes into no lady’s house, so far as I understand,” said Christopher.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • British Dictionary definitions for christopher Christopher noun

    1. Saint. 3rd century ad, Christian martyr; patron saint of travellers

    Word Origin and History for christopher Christopher

    masc. proper name, Church Latin Christophoros, from Ecclesiastical Greek khristophoros, literally “Christ-bearing;” from phoros “bearer,” from pherein “to carry” (see infer). In medieval legend he was a giant (one of the rare virtuous ones) who aided travellers by carrying them across a river. Medallions with his image worn by travellers are known from the Middle Ages (e.g. Chaucer’s Yeoman). Not a common name in medieval England.

    christopher in Culture Christopher

    A Christian saint (though no longer listed by the Catholic Church in the Calendar of Saints). Jesus appeared to him as a little child whom Christopher carried across a stream. Christopher means “Christ-bearer.”

    Note Christopher is the patron saint of travelers.

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