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Christopher

[ kris-tuh-fer ]
/ ˈkrɪs tə fər /
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noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Christopher

Christopher
/ (ˈkrɪstəfə) /

noun

Saint. 3rd century ad, Christian martyr; patron saint of travellers
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Cultural definitions for Christopher

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.”

notes for Christopher

Christopher is the patron saint of travelers.
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