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ˈgeɪ bri əlGabriel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gabrielnoun

    (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God


  1. Gabrielnoun

    An archangel associated with carrying messages from God

  2. Gabrielnoun

    An angel associated with the revelation of the Qur'an

  3. Gabrielnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    Yea, it seems to me not fit for Christian humility to call a man Gabriel or Michael, giving the names of angels to the sons of mortality.

  4. Gabrielnoun

    An archangel associated, in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with carrying messages from God.

  5. Gabrielnoun

    A patronymic surname.


  1. Gabriel

    In Abrahamic religions, Gabriel is an angel who typically serves as a messenger sent from God to certain people. In the Bible, Gabriel is mentioned in both the Old and New Testament. In the Old Testament, he appeared to the prophet Daniel, delivering explanations of Daniel's visions. In the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel appeared to Zecharias, and to the virgin Mary foretelling the births of John the Baptist and Jesus, respectively. In the Book of Daniel, he is referred to as "the man Gabriel", while in the Book of Luke, Gabriel is referred to as "an angel of the Lord". Gabriel is not called an archangel in the Bible, but is so called in Intertestamental period sources like the Book of Enoch. In the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches, the archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel are considered saints. In Islam, Gabriel revealed the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammad, over a period of 23 years.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gabriel

    an angel, one of the seven archangels, "the power of God," who is represented in the traditions of both the Jews and the Moslems as discharging the highest functions, and in Christian tradition as announcing to the Virgin Mary her election of God to be the mother of the Messiah; he ranks fully higher among Moslems than Jews.

  2. Gabriel

    a French architect, born in Paris (1710-1782).

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  1. Gabriel

    (Ga′briel), in Jewish mythology is the prince of fire and thunder, and the angel of death to the favored people of God.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gabriel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gabriel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Gabriel in a Sentence

  1. Joe Kaeser:

    I don't believe that Mr Gabriel has a concern, as Economy Minister, he's looking out for his country... in that sense, it's quite natural that he should look at alternatives.

  2. Swordfish:

    Gabriel Oh come on Stan Not everything ends the way you think it should Besides, audiences love happy endings.

  3. Judy Chu:

    Thirteen-million dollars would have roughly been the same amount that could go to three emergency road repair projects on Route 2 in the San Gabriel Valley. So just think what that money could have gone to.

  4. Gabriel Zeifman:

    A photo from Gabriel Zeifman shows a new angle of the mysterious base in the Nevada desert known as Area 51. ( Gabriel Zeifman) The first time I saw it, I was kind of surprised because I was still probably 30, 40 miles out and just like wow, okay, well thats it..

  5. Gabriel Sakellaridis:

    There should not be an expectation on the part of institutions... that the government will back down on everything, when Gabriel Sakellaridis negotiate, there should be mutual concessions.

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. urban
    • B. nasty
    • C. plush
    • D. opaque

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