Definition for st. christopher (2 of 3)
[ kits ]
/ kɪts /
one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: part of St. Kitts-Nevis; formerly a British colony. 68 sq. mi. (176 sq. km).
Compare St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
Also called St. Christopher.
Definition for st. christopher (3 of 3)
[ kris-tuh-fer ]
/ ˈkrɪs tə fər /
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 st. christopher
/ (ˈkrɪstəfə) /
Saint. 3rd century ad, Christian martyr; patron saint of travellers
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Culture definitions for st. 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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