What does Angel mean?

Definitions for Angel
ˈeɪn dʒəlan·gel

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Angel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. angelnoun

    spiritual being attendant upon God

  2. saint, holy man, holy person, angelnoun

    person of exceptional holiness

  3. angel, backernoun

    invests in a theatrical production

  4. Angel, Angel Fallsnoun

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


  1. angelnoun

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

  2. angelnoun

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

  3. angelnoun

    A selfless person.

    You made me breakfast in bed, you little angel.

  4. angelnoun

    An altitude, measured in thousands of feet.

    Climb to angels sixty.

  5. angelnoun

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

  6. angelverb

    To support by donating money.

  7. Angelnoun

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

  8. Angelnoun

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

  9. Angelnoun

    of modern usage from the English noun angel.

  10. Angelnoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Angeladjective

    Resembling angels; angelical.

    I have mark’d
    A thousand blushing apparitions
    To start into her face; a thousand innocent shames
    In angel whiteness bear away those blushes. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.

    Or virgins visited by angel powers,
    With golden crowns and wreathes of heav’nly flow’rs. Alexander Pope, Rape of the Lock.

  2. ANGELnoun

    Etymology: Ἄγγελος; angelus, Lat.

    Some holy angel
    Fly to the court of England, and unfold
    His message ere he come. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Had we such a knowledge of the constitution of man, as it is possible angels have, and it is certain his Maker has; we should have a quite other idea of his essence. John Locke.

    And they had a king over them, which was the angel of the bottomless pit. Revelat. ix. 11.

    Heav’n bless thee!
    Thou hast the sweetest face I ever look’d on.
    Sir, as I have a soul, she is an angel. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    Take an empty bason, put an angel of gold, or what you will, into it; then go so far from the bason, till you cannot see the angel, because it is not in a right line; then fill the bason with water, and you will see it out of its place, because of the reflection. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 762.

    Cousin, away for England; haste before,
    And, ere our coming, see thou shake the bags
    Of hoarding abbots; their imprison’d angels
    Set thou at liberty. William Shakespeare, King John.


  1. Angel

    In various theistic religious traditions, an angel is a supernatural spiritual being who serves God. Abrahamic religions often depict angels as benevolent celestial intermediaries between God (or Heaven) and humanity. Other roles include protectors and guides for humans, such as guardian angels, and servants of God. Abrahamic religions describe angelic hierarchies, which vary by religion and sect. Some angels have specific names (such as Gabriel or Michael) or titles (such as seraph or archangel). Those expelled from Heaven are called fallen angels, distinct from the heavenly host. Angels in art are usually shaped like humans of extraordinary beauty, though this is not always the case—sometimes, they can be portrayed in a frightening, inhuman manner. They are often identified in Christian artwork with bird wings, halos, and divine light.


  1. angel

    An angel is a supernatural being or spiritual entity often depicted as a benevolent celestial being associated with protection, guidance, and comfort. In various religious and mythological traditions, angels are believed to serve as messengers between the divine and humans, carrying out important tasks and interventions in the world. They are commonly portrayed as having wings, a heavenly glow, and exhibiting qualities of love, purity, and goodness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Angelnoun

    a messenger

  2. Angelnoun

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

  3. Angelnoun

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

  4. Angelnoun

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

  5. Angelnoun

    attendant spirit; genius; demon

  6. Angelnoun

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

  7. Angelnoun

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

  8. Etymology: [AS. ngel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Angel

    ān′jel, n. a divine messenger: a ministering spirit: an attendant or guardian spirit: a person possessing the qualities attributed to such—gentleness, purity, &c.: one supposed to have a special commission, as the head of the Church in Rev. ii. and iii., or the angel of the Catholic and Apostolic Church, who corresponds in a limited sense to the bishop of other Christian denominations: (poet.) a messenger generally: in art, the conventional figure attributed to the angel—a figure of great beauty, youthful, clothed in flowing garments, with wings: an old Eng. coin = 10s., bearing the figure of an angel.—n. An′gel-fish, a voracious fish, allied to the shark, from six to eight feet long, with large, wing-like pectoral fins.—adjs. Angel′ic (an-), Angel′ical.—adv. Angel′ically.—ns. Angelol′atry (ān-), angel-worship; Angelol′ogy, the doctrine regarding angels; Angeloph′any, the manifestation of an angel to man. [Gr. angelos, a messenger.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. angel

    A type of universal being with an assigned role, responsibility and duty on planet earth.

    Angels are wonderful beings when they appear to you.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 14, 2019  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Angel

    An inn sign, originally the “Angel and Salutation,” depicting the visit of the angel who announced to the Virgin that she was to be the mother of the Redeemer.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ANGEL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Angel is ranked #1428 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Angel surname appeared 24,895 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Angel.

    50.9% or 12,674 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    43.2% or 10,777 total occurrences were White.
    2.8% or 702 total occurrences were Black.
    1.4% or 368 total occurrences were Asian.
    1% or 259 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 112 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for Angel »

  1. Galen

  2. glean

  3. angle

  4. Angle

  5. Elgan

  6. lagen

  7. genal

  8. agnel

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Angel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Angel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Angel in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Pagan:

    We are so blessed to have you as an angel and we are empty without you, we love you very much.

  2. Jewish Folk Saying:

    One should not stand at the foot of a sick person's bed, because that place is reserved for the guardian angel.

  3. Lucinda Williams:

    Blood spilled out from the hole in your heart Over the strings of your guitar The worn down places in the wood That once made you feel so good Drunken Angel

  4. Angel Nelson:

    She made Angel Nelson feel different.

  5. Christine Batiz:

    I lost my angel baby and my best friend; my mother. The lady who birthed me and would do anything for me is gone, i lost everything in a matter of minutes. One thing you know my daughter is playing with her new toys [and] the next hour they are gone from my life.

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