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ˈmaɪ kəlMichael

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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?") .

Wikipedia

  1. Michael

    Michael is a masculine given name derived from the Hebrew phrase מי כאל‎ mī kāʼēl, 'Who [is] like-El', in Aramaic: ܡܝܟܐܝܠ (Mīkhāʼēl [miχaˈʔel]). The theophoric name is a rhetorical question – "Who [is] like [the Hebrew God] El?", whose answer is "there is none like El", or "there is none as famous and powerful as God." This question is known in Latin as Quis ut Deus?. Although sometimes considered erroneous, an alternative spelling of the name is Micheal. Patronymic surnames that come from Michael include Carmichael, DiMichele, MacMichael, McMichael, Michaels, Micallef, Michaelson, Michiels, Michalka, Michels, Mihály, Mikeladze, Mikhaylov, Mikkelsen, Mitchell, Michalski, Mykhaylenko and Mikaelyan.

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

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  1. chameli, Micheal

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  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. Michael Avenatti:

    Michael Cohen appears to be selling access to the president of the United States.

  2. Michael Adams:

    ( Brown) failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance under The NCAA rules when he did not report the violations about which he knew, and Michael Adams was not initially truthful during an interview with the The NCAA enforcement staff.

  3. Stephen Ryan:

    Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients, i have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.

  4. Saimo Chahal:

    It's not clear that Michael actually understands what he has done, because of his Asperger's, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and other psychological conditions there is a question mark over whether he's fit to plead and to undergo the trial process in the States.

  5. Attorney General Barr:

    I'm very happy for General Michael Flynn, Michael Flynn was Michael Flynn, and Michael Flynn still is Michael Flynn. Now in my book is an even greater warrior.

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