Definitions for danielˈdæn yəl

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  1. Daniel(noun)

    (Old Testament) a youth who was taken into the court of Nebuchadnezzar and given divine protection when thrown into a den of lions (6th century BC)

  2. Daniel(noun)

    a wise and upright judge

    "a Daniel come to judgment" -- Shakespeare

  3. Daniel, Book of Daniel, Book of the Prophet Daniel(noun)

    an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar

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  1. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    The book in the Old Testament of the Bible.

  2. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    The prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.

  3. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    in regular use since the Middle Ages and recently quite popular.

  4. Daniel(ProperNoun)


  5. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    A location in the state of Wyoming in the United States (Zip Code: 83115). (From the U.S. Census Bureau 1990)

  6. daniel(Noun)

    The buttocks.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Daniel(noun)

    a Hebrew prophet distinguished for sagacity and ripeness of judgment in youth; hence, a sagacious and upright judge

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  1. Daniel

    Daniel is the protagonist in the Book of Daniel of the Hebrew Bible. In the narrative, when Daniel was a young man, he was taken into Babylonian captivity where he was educated in Chaldean thought. However, he never converted to Neo-Babylonian ways. Through "divine wisdom" from his God, Yahweh, he interpreted dreams and visions of kings, thus becoming a prominent figure in the court of Babylon. Eventually, he had apocalyptic visions of his own that have been interpreted as the Four monarchies. Some of the most famous accounts of Daniel are: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, The writing on the wall and Daniel in the lions' den.

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  1. Daniel

    a Hebrew of fine physique and rare endowment, who was, while but a youth, carried captive to Babylon, and trained for office in the court of the king; was found, after three years' discipline, to excel "in wisdom and understanding" all the magicians and enchanters of the realm, of which he gave such proof that he rose step by step to the highest official positions, first in the Babylonian and then in the Persian empire. He was a Hebrew prophet of a new type, for whereas the old prophet had, for the most part, more regard to the immediate present and its outlooks, his eye reached forth into the future and foresaw in vision, as his book has foretold in symbol, the fulfilment of the hope for which the fathers of his race had lived and died.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'daniel' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4053

Anagrams of daniel »

  1. Aldine, alined, deal in, dealin', denial, enlaid, inlead, lead-in, nailed


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