- a cross with the figure of Jesus crucified upon it.
- any cross.
- Gymnastics. a stunt performed on the parallel rings in which the athlete holds himself or herself rigid with arms extended horizontally from the shoulders.
Origin of crucifix
Examples from the Web for crucifix
He pulled the crucifix from under his shirt and it glinted in the bright midday sun.Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home
July 1, 2014
Did you not get a serious case of the creepy crawlies when those hordes of spiders spilled out of the crucifix?‘Penny Dreadful’ Is a Shameless Orgy of Blood, Gore, and Scary Fun
May 12, 2014
One of the cornerstone images of the movement purports to be of a Syrian Christian, slain by a crucifix shoved down her throat.Kim Kardashian Butts Into Syria’s (Online) Civil War With #SaveKessab Campaign
Marlow Stern, Michael Weiss
March 31, 2014
Block manages to emphasize the importance of religious symbol in his clever use of the crucifix and monk in Hit Me.Where’s the Faith in Fiction? Try Crime Novels
March 10, 2013
In a little time, there was a crucifix on every dusky bosom.A Bell's Biography
I kissed her hands, which were holding the crucifix, and they had already turned cold.My Double Life
He looks upon the crucifix awhile and presses it to his lips.
What is the crucifix but that most awful of all things—the Grief of God made Visible?The Golden Fountain
"Nothing but death," said Paul, and lifting the crucifix he carried it to his lips.The Christian
- a cross or image of a cross with a figure of Christ upon it
Word Origin and History for crucifix
early 13c., from Old French crucefix (12c., Modern French crucifix), from Latin cruci fixus "(one) fixed to the cross" (see crucify).