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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Michael(noun)

    (Old Testament) the guardian archangel of the Jews

Wiktionary

  1. Michael(ProperNoun)

    An archangel associated with defending Israel in the tribulation.

    Etymology: From Vulgate Michael, Michahel, from .

  2. Michael(ProperNoun)

    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. Michael(ProperNoun)

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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  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

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  2. Leon Wratt:

    Michael Jackson from their playlists isn't currently on any Warner Media Radio stations' playlists, this is a reflection of our audiences and their preferences -- it is our job to ensure our radio stations are playing the music people want to hear.

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    We feel like as if we are close to the people who just enjoy Michael as much as we did.

  4. Al Sharpton:

    Any use of the names of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, in connection with any violence or killing of police, is reprehensible and against the pursuit of justice in both cases.

  5. Christopher Lloyd:

    It was love at first sight, everything just happened so easily with Michael. He has a comic flair, very spontaneous, had wonderful energy. It just all came through. And the chemistry we had between each other -- I felt we never had to work for it. It simply existed.

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