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. Mark Barden:

    I still dread that every day I live, I'm one day farther away from my life with Daniel.

  2. Klaus Kristiansen:

    We went out to the field with a metal detector, i hoped we might find some old plates or something for Daniel to show in school.

  3. Vice President Rosario Murillo:

    Everything is calm, families celebrating in union at home and the places they visit this Sunday of resurrection, enjoying our traditions, our traditional gastronomy, the hug of our commander Daniel to each home, to each family. Let's go forward because we are a nation of hope, of faith.

  4. Stuart London:

    Daniel Pantaleo indicated Daniel Pantaleo never used a chokehold, daniel Pantaleo used a takedown technique Daniel Pantaleo was taught in the academy. Daniel Pantaleo said Daniel Pantaleo never exerted any pressure on the windpipe and never intended to injure Eric Garner.

  5. Ben Crump:

    How ironic and typical that the only charges brought in this case were for shots fired into the apartment of a white neighbor, while no charges were brought for the shots fired into the Black neighbor's apartment or into Breonna's residence, this amounts to the most egregious disrespect of Black people, especially Black women, killed by police in America, and it's indefensible, regardless of how Attorney General Daniel Cameron seeks to justify it.

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