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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antichrist  \An"ti*christ\,  n.  [L.  Antichristus  Gr  ?;  ?  against 
  +  ?.] 
  A  denier  or  opponent  of  Christ.  Specif.:  A  great  antagonist, 
  person  or  power,  expected  to  precede  Christ's  second  coming. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Antichrist 
  n  :  the  adversary  of  Christ  (or  Christianity)  mentioned  in  the 
  New  Testament;  the  Antichrist  will  rule  the  world  until 
  overthrown  by  the  Second  Coming  of  Christ  [syn:  {Antichrist}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Antichrist 
  against  Christ,  or  an  opposition  Christ,  a  rival  Christ.  The 
  word  is  used  only  by  the  apostle  John.  Referring  to  false 
  teachers,  he  says  (1  John  2:18,  22;  4:3;  2  John  1:7),  "Even  now 
  are  there  many  antichrists." 
 
  (1.)  This  name  has  been  applied  to  the  "little  horn"  of  the 
  "king  of  fierce  countenance"  (Dan.  7:24,  25;  8:23-25). 
 
  (2.)  It  has  been  applied  also  to  the  "false  Christs"  spoken  of 
  by  our  Lord  (Matt.  24:5,  23,  24). 
 
  (3.)  To  the  "man  of  sin"  described  by  Paul  (2  Thess.  2:3,  4, 
  8-10). 
 
  (4.)  And  to  the  "beast  from  the  sea"  (Rev.  13:1;  17:1-18). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Antichrist,  an  adversary  to  Christ 
 




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