Definitions for ANGELˈeɪn dʒəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•gelˈeɪn dʒəl(n.)

  1. a celestial attendant of God; one of a class of spiritual beings who, in medieval angelology, were the lowest of the nine celestial orders (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels).

    Category: Religion

  2. a conventional representation of such a being, in human form, with wings.

    Category: Religion

  3. a messenger, esp. of God.

    Category: Religion

  4. a person having qualities generally attributed to an angel, as beauty, purity, or kindliness.

  5. an attendant or guardian spirit.

  6. a deceased person whose soul is regarded as having been accepted into heaven.

  7. Informal. one who provides financial backing for some undertaking, as a play or political campaign.

    Category: Informal

  8. Slang. an image on a radar screen caused by a low-flying object, as a bird.

    Category: Status (usage)

  9. (v.t.)Informal. to provide financial backing for.

    Category: Informal

Origin of angel:

bef. 950; ME a(u)ngel (< AF, OF), OE engel < LL angelus < Gk ángelos messenger

an•gel′i•cal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. angel(noun)

    spiritual being attendant upon God

  2. saint, holy man, holy person, angel(noun)

    person of exceptional holiness

  3. angel, backer(noun)

    invests in a theatrical production

  4. Angel, Angel Falls(noun)

    the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. angel(noun)ˈeɪn dʒəl

    a being from heaven

Wiktionary

  1. angel(Noun)

    A divine and supernatural messenger from a deity, or other divine entity.

  2. angel(Noun)

    In Christian angelology, the lowest order of angels, below virtues.

  3. angel(Noun)

    A selfless person.

    You made me breakfast in bed, you little angel.

  4. angel(Noun)

    An altitude, measured in thousands of feet.

    Climb to angels sixty.

  5. angel(Noun)

    An affluent individual who provides capital for a startup, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

  6. angel(Verb)

    To support by donating money.

  7. Angel(ProperNoun)

    used since 16th century, from Angelus or an anglicized spelling of u00C1ngel.

  8. Angel(ProperNoun)

    originating as a nickname or, rarely, as a patronymic.

  9. Angel(ProperNoun)

    of modern usage from the English noun angel.

  10. Angel(ProperNoun)

    A player on the team the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim".

  11. Origin: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Angel(noun)

    a messenger

  2. Angel(noun)

    a spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers

  3. Angel(noun)

    one of a class of "fallen angels;" an evil spirit; as, the devil and his angels

  4. Angel(noun)

    a minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches

  5. Angel(noun)

    attendant spirit; genius; demon

  6. Angel(noun)

    an appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic goodness or loveliness; a darling

  7. Angel(noun)

    an ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s

Freebase

  1. Angel

    An angel is a supernatural being or spirit, usually humanoid in form, found in various religions and mythologies. The theological study of angels is known as "angelology". In Zoroastrianism and Abrahamic religions they are often depicted as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between Heaven and Earth, or as guardian spirits or a guiding influence. The term "angel" has also been expanded to various notions of spirits found in many other religious traditions. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God's tasks. In art, angels are often depicted with wings on their back, a halo, robes and various forms of glowing light.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Angel

    an old English coin, with the archangel Michael piercing the dragon on the obverse of it.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ANGEL

    A heavenly ineligible, with wings and a harp; or, an earthly eligible, with money and a heart.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ANGEL' in Nouns Frequency: #1742


Translations for ANGEL

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

angel(noun)

a messenger or attendant of God

The angels announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds.

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