What does Daniel mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  1. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    The book in the Old Testament of the Bible.

  2. Daniel(ProperNoun)

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

  3. Daniel(ProperNoun)

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

  4. daniel(Noun)

    The buttocks.

  5. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    A book in the Old Testament of the Bible.

    Synonym: Dan.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  6. Daniel(ProperNoun)

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

    Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the denne of Lions: now the king spake and saide vnto Daniel; Thy God, whom thou seruest continually, he will deliuer thee.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  7. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Hebrew in regular use since the Middle Ages.

    "His name is Daniel Needham," my mother said. Whew! With what relief - down came my grandmother's hands! Needham was a fine old name, a founding fathers sort of name, a name you could trace back to the Massachusetts Bay Colony - if not exactly Gravesend itself. And Daniel was as Daniel as Daniel Webster, which was as good a name as a Wheelwright could wish for.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  8. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    A British patronymic surname, a variant of Daniels.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  9. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    A French patronymic surname.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  10. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    A Portuguese patronymic surname.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  11. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    An Irish surname, a rare adopted anglicization of Ó Domhnaill.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  12. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    A village in central Poland.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  13. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    A town in Utah, United States.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

  14. Daniel(ProperNoun)

    A census-designated place in Wyoming, United States.

    Etymology: From Middle English Daniel, Daniell, from Ancient Greek Δᾱνῑήλ ( Dānīḗl ) , from Hebrew דָּנִיֵּאל‎ ( daniyél , literally " God is my judge") , name borne from the prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel.[1]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daniel(noun)

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Daniel

    dan′yel, n. in phrase A second Daniel, a wise judge, with reference to the interposition of the wise young Daniel to save Susannah, in one of the Apocryphal additions to the book of Daniel.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Daniel

    the definition of Jumanji is a game and a fantasy adventure

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams for Daniel »

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Daniel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Daniel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Daniel in a Sentence

  1. Chris Bosio:

    Someone in our coaches ’ room asked me about Daniel Stumpf, and I said, ‘ Oh, you mean,' Spider Monkey.' ’ That’s his nickname. He’s a skinny little white kid who makes all of these funny faces when he works out.

  2. Stephen Hess:

    From the very moment that he was appointed, before Nixon was even president, Daniel Patrick Moynihan started to bombard him with memos.

  3. Sarah Shepherd:

    Daniel Craig is a kind of modern RP speaker, which is why Daniel Craig's received so well, daniel Craig's relatable. People under 50 say,' I like Daniel Craig sound. It's not too posh, not too distant from us.'.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    The regime has launched these baseless allegations against her in an attempt to distract the international community from its abysmal treatment of the Cuban people, especially the ongoing arbitrary detention of dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer.

  5. Bonnie Wright:

    I have had a few people recognize me in public. But I wouldn't like everybody to recognize me. I can still walk across the street and not be noticed. If I was Daniel Radcliffe I think I would find it much harder to deal with.

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