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ˈræf i əl, ˈreɪ fi-, ˌrɑ faɪˈɛlRaphael

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Raphael, Raffaello Santi, Raffaello Sanzionoun

    Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483-1520)

  2. Raphaelnoun

    an archangel of the Hebrew tradition


  1. Raphaelnoun

    An archangel in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

  2. Raphaelnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew.

  3. Raphaelnoun

    A patronymic surname.

  4. Raphaelnoun

    An Italian Renaissance painter.

  5. Etymology: From Hebrew רָפָאֵל (Rāfāʾēl) meaning "God cures" or "God has healed".


  1. Raphael

    Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, better known simply as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period. Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop, and despite his death at 37, a large body of his work remains. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace, where the frescoed Raphael Rooms were the central, and the largest, work of his career. The best known work is The School of Athens in the Vatican Stanza della Segnatura. After his early years in Rome much of his work was executed by his workshop from his drawings, with considerable loss of quality. He was extremely influential in his lifetime, though outside Rome his work was mostly known from his collaborative printmaking. After his death, the influence of his great rival Michelangelo was more widespread until the 18th and 19th centuries, when Raphael's more serene and harmonious qualities were again regarded as the highest models. His career falls naturally into three phases and three styles, first described by Giorgio Vasari: his early years in Umbria, then a period of about four years absorbing the artistic traditions of Florence, followed by his last hectic and triumphant twelve years in Rome, working for two Popes and their close associates.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Raphael

    one of the seven archangels and the guardian of mankind, conducted Tobias to the country of the Medes and aided him in capturing the miraculous fish, an effigies of which, as also a pilgrim's staff, is an attribute of the archangel.

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  1. Raphael

    A decorator who took paint in its raw state and made it worth money. Filled walls, principally in Italy, with some expensive paintings, and, like Angelo, used the Vatican as his studio. Ambition: Churches with larger walls. Recreation: Painting, art, and canvas weaving. Address: All galleries.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Raphael in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Raphael in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Raphael in a Sentence

  1. Raphael Warnock:

    Listen, i have a profound reverence for life and an abiding respect for choice. The question is, whose decision is it. And I happen to think that a patient's room is too small a place for a woman, her doctor and the Raphael Warnock government -- I think that's too many people in the room.

  2. Eike Schmidt:

    I am sure we will never see again such a concentration of works by Raphael together in one venue as we do here.

  3. Eike Schmidt:

    The exhibition offers the opportunity to admire a concentration of Raphael works that we have never seen in the same venue, we are very happy to extend the loan of about 50 masterpieces for as long as necessary.

  4. Buddy Carter:

    It's just unbelievable that these intelligent, competent people didn't take time out to read the bill and instead base their decisions on the misinformation and lies being spread by Stacey Abrams, Joe Biden and Raphael Warnock.

  5. Raphael Warnock:

    North Carolina Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn told Fox News in mid-December. North Carolina Rep.-elect Madison Cawthorn asserted that Raphael Warnock.

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