Pronunciation: (mi-sī'u),[key] —n. 1. the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people.
2. Jesus Christ, regarded by Christians as fulfilling this promise and expectation. John 4:25, 26.
3. (usually l.c.) any expected deliverer.
4. (usually l.c.) a zealous leader of some cause or project.
5. (italics) an oratorio (1742) by George Frideric Handel. Also,Douay Bible,Mes•si•asPronunciation: (mi-sī'us)[key](for defs. 1,2).