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ˈdæn yəlDaniel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Danielnoun

    (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. Danielnoun

    a wise and upright judge

    "a Daniel come to judgment" -- Shakespeare

  3. Daniel, Book of Daniel, Book of the Prophet Danielnoun

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


  1. Danielnoun

    The book in the Old Testament of the Bible.

  2. Danielnoun

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

  3. Danielnoun

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

  4. danielnoun

    The buttocks.

  5. Danielnoun

    A book in the Old Testament of the Bible.

    Synonym: Dan.

  6. Danielnoun

    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.

  7. Danielnoun

    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.

  8. Danielnoun

    A British patronymic surname, a variant of Daniels.

  9. Danielnoun

    A French patronymic surname.

  10. Danielnoun

    A Portuguese patronymic surname.

  11. Danielnoun

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

  12. Danielnoun

    A village in central Poland.

  13. Danielnoun

    A town in Utah, United States.

  14. Danielnoun

    A census-designated place in Wyoming, United States.


  1. Daniel

    Daniel is a masculine given name and a surname of Hebrew origin. It means "God is my judge" (cf. Gabriel—"God is my strength"), and derives from two early biblical figures, primary among them Daniel from the Book of Daniel. It is a common given name for males, and is also used as a surname. It is also the basis for various derived given names and surnames.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Danielnoun

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


  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.

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  1. Daniel

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams for Daniel »

  1. Aldine

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  3. deal in

  4. dealin'

  5. denial

  6. enlaid

  7. inlead

  8. lead-in

  9. nailed

  10. leadin

  11. delian

  12. enalid

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  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. Pastor Daniel Ausbun:

    Pastor Daniel Ausbun genuinely wanted an opportunity to preach and feedback on how he could be a better preacher, it’s like basketball. Coach( John) Calipari has talked about how hard he works in the gym and in practice.

  2. Daniel Bible:

    A man was detained shortly after the shooting but was released after authorities determined he was not connected to the incident. ICE did not respond to a Fox News request for comment Tuesday. Daniel Bible, the field office director for the agencys enforcement and removal operations in San Antonio, blamed the shootingon elected officials, the media and activists for a breakdown inpolitical discourse that has encouraged violent acts. Political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media outlets and activist groups recklessly disseminate to the American people regarding the ICE mission only serve to further encourage these violent acts, iCE officers put their lives on the line each and every day to keep our communities safe. This disturbing public discourse shrouds our critical law enforcement function and unnecessarily puts our officers safety at risk.

  3. Jake Wark:

    We expect to select a new court date in the coming days and then set the amended trial track. The Suffolk indictments allege two counts of first-degree murder for the July 16, 2012, shooting deaths of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston's South End; three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and one count of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon for shots fired at three surviving victims; and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.

  4. Ben Crump:

    They didnt allow Grand Jury to do what the law says they have the right to do. This failure rests squarely on the shoulders of Daniel Cameron, only because a brave member of Grand Jury asked for permission to issue a statement and Judge OConnell ruled on the side of transparency do we have this confirmation of AG Camerons dereliction of duties.

  5. Maisha Beard:

    Mayor Warren believes we need to move forward with honoring Daniel Prudes, and all the past victims of police violence, by doing the necessary work to reform policing and achieve equity in Rochester.

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    lacking in nutritive value
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