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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Michaelnoun

    (Old Testament) the guardian archangel of the Jews

Wiktionary

  1. Michaelnoun

    An archangel associated with defending Israel in the tribulation.

    Etymology: From Vulgate Michael, Michahel, from .

  2. Michaelnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From Latin Michaēl, Michahēl, from Biblical Hebrew מִיכָאֵל‎ ( mîḵāʾēl , literally " who is like God?") .

  3. Michaelnoun

    An archangel associated with defending the faithful in the tribulation.

    Etymology: From Latin Michaēl, Michahēl, from Biblical Hebrew מִיכָאֵל‎ ( mîḵāʾēl , literally " who is like God?") .

Freebase

  1. Michael

    Michael is an archangel in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic teachings. Roman Catholics, the Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, and Lutherans refer to him as "Saint Michael the Archangel" and also as "Saint Michael". Orthodox Christians refer to him as the "Taxiarch Archangel Michael" or simply "Archangel Michael". In Hebrew, Michael means "who is like God". Michael is mentioned three times in the Book of Daniel, once as a "great prince who stands up for the children of your people". The idea that Michael was the advocate of the Jews became so prevalent that in spite of the rabbinical prohibition against appealing to angels as intermediaries between God and his people, Michael came to occupy a certain place in the Jewish liturgy. In the New Testament Michael leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. In the Epistle of Jude Michael is specifically referred to as an "archangel". Christian sanctuaries to Michael appeared in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel, and then over time as a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil. By the 6th century, devotions to Archangel Michael were widespread both in the Eastern and Western Churches. Over time, teachings on Michael began to vary among Christian denominations.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Michael

    an archangel, the leader of the heavenly host, at never-ending war with the devil and his angels in their arrogance of claim; is represented in art as clad in armour, with a sword in one hand and a pair of scales in the other to weigh the souls of men at the judgment. Festival, September 20.

  2. Michael

    the name of a succession of eight emperors who, at different periods, occupied the throne of the East from 811 to 1282, the last being Michael VIII., the founder of the Palæologic dynasty. Michael Angelo Buonarotti

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    Rank popularity for the word 'MICHAEL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1124

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    Rank popularity for the word 'MICHAEL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #911

Anagrams for MICHAEL »

  1. chameli, Micheal

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MICHAEL in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MICHAEL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of MICHAEL in a Sentence

  1. Mark Geragos:

    After Adam's compelling testimony yesterday and Judge (Michael) Johnson's ruling today gutting their expert's damage theory, apparently they finally woke up to the fact that their case was disintegrating before their very eyes.

  2. Angie Martinez:

    Many people look at people with disabilities like they are not able to do much, but Michael showed everyone just how untrue that is.

  3. Paul Manafort.Read MoreJohn Durham:

    I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Office of The Inspector General and the comprehensive work that went into the report prepared by Mr. Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Inspector General Michael Horowitz staff, however, The Inspector General investigation is not limited to developing information from within component parts of The Justice Department. The Inspector General investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. Based on the evidence collected to date, and while The Inspector General investigation is ongoing, last month we advised The Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report's conclusions as to predication and how the The FBI case was opened.

  4. Michael Rapaport:

    I consider Bethenny Frankel to be the greatest' Housewife.' I equate her as the Michael Jordan of' Housewives' because of The New Edition Story, The New Edition Story that she left the show in her prime and was bigger, stronger and more powerful than ever.

  5. Lanny Davis:

    Michael Cohen deserves to tell his side of the story - subject, of course, to the advice of counsel.

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