What does angel mean?

Definitions for angel
ˈeɪn dʒəlan·gel

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word angel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. angelnoun

    spiritual being attendant upon God

  2. saint, holy man, holy person, angelnoun

    person of exceptional holiness

  3. angel, backernoun

    invests in a theatrical production

  4. Angel, Angel Fallsnoun

    the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally

Wiktionary

  1. angelnoun

    A divine and supernatural messenger from a deity, or other divine entity.

    Etymology: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

  2. angelnoun

    In Christian angelology, the lowest order of angels, below virtues.

    Etymology: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

  3. angelnoun

    A selfless person.

    You made me breakfast in bed, you little angel.

    Etymology: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

  4. angelnoun

    An altitude, measured in thousands of feet.

    Climb to angels sixty.

    Etymology: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

  5. angelnoun

    An affluent individual who provides capital for a startup, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

    Etymology: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

  6. angelverb

    To support by donating money.

    Etymology: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

  7. Angelnoun

    used since 16th century, from Angelus or an anglicized spelling of Ángel.

    Etymology: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

  8. Angelnoun

    originating as a nickname or, rarely, as a patronymic.

    Etymology: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

  9. Angelnoun

    of modern usage from the English noun angel.

    Etymology: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

  10. Angelnoun

    A player on the team the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim".

    Etymology: From angel, aungel, ængel, engel, from ængel, engel, from angelus, from ἄγγελος. Cognate with angel, ingel, engel, engel, Engel, ängel, engill, 0330033203320339033B033F0343.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Angelnoun

    a messenger

    Etymology: [AS. ngel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel.]

  2. Angelnoun

    a spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers

    Etymology: [AS. ngel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel.]

  3. Angelnoun

    one of a class of "fallen angels;" an evil spirit; as, the devil and his angels

    Etymology: [AS. ngel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel.]

  4. Angelnoun

    a minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches

    Etymology: [AS. ngel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel.]

  5. Angelnoun

    attendant spirit; genius; demon

    Etymology: [AS. ngel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel.]

  6. Angelnoun

    an appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic goodness or loveliness; a darling

    Etymology: [AS. ngel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel.]

  7. Angelnoun

    an ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s

    Etymology: [AS. ngel, engel, influenced by OF. angele, angle, F. ange. Both the AS. and the OF. words are from L. angelus, Gr. 'a`ggelos messenger, a messenger of God, an angel.]

Freebase

  1. Angel

    An angel is a supernatural being or spirit, usually humanoid in form, found in various religions and mythologies. The theological study of angels is known as "angelology". In Zoroastrianism and Abrahamic religions they are often depicted as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between Heaven and Earth, or as guardian spirits or a guiding influence. The term "angel" has also been expanded to various notions of spirits found in many other religious traditions. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God's tasks. In art, angels are often depicted with wings on their back, a halo, robes and various forms of glowing light.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Angel

    ān′jel, n. a divine messenger: a ministering spirit: an attendant or guardian spirit: a person possessing the qualities attributed to such—gentleness, purity, &c.: one supposed to have a special commission, as the head of the Church in Rev. ii. and iii., or the angel of the Catholic and Apostolic Church, who corresponds in a limited sense to the bishop of other Christian denominations: (poet.) a messenger generally: in art, the conventional figure attributed to the angel—a figure of great beauty, youthful, clothed in flowing garments, with wings: an old Eng. coin = 10s., bearing the figure of an angel.—n. An′gel-fish, a voracious fish, allied to the shark, from six to eight feet long, with large, wing-like pectoral fins.—adjs. Angel′ic (an-), Angel′ical.—adv. Angel′ically.—ns. Angelol′atry (ān-), angel-worship; Angelol′ogy, the doctrine regarding angels; Angeloph′any, the manifestation of an angel to man. [Gr. angelos, a messenger.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Angel

    an old English coin, with the archangel Michael piercing the dragon on the obverse of it.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. ANGEL

    A heavenly ineligible, with wings and a harp; or, an earthly eligible, with money and a heart.

Editors Contribution

  1. angel

    A type of universal being with an assigned role, responsibility and duty on planet earth.

    Angels are wonderful beings when they appear to you.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 14, 2019  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Angel

    An inn sign, originally the “Angel and Salutation,” depicting the visit of the angel who announced to the Virgin that she was to be the mother of the Redeemer.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'angel' in Nouns Frequency: #1742

Anagrams for angel »

  1. Elgan

  2. Galen

  3. angle, Angle

  4. glean

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of angel in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of angel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of angel in a Sentence

  1. Michaelangelo:

    I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set it free.

  2. Max Lieblich:

    I assume the special ingredient in Hagoromo is angel tears, someone told me that it had clam shells in its compositions... I don't know if that's true.

  3. Uncle Steve:

    Even though it may be sad here for us... not having her here and needing her here, God has gained an angel in his kingdom.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Master Michelangelo once said that ‘I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.’ This is what we must do when we see an ignorant man: To set him free from the black marble we call ignorance!

  5. Becca Bundy:

    She's my angel. She saved my life and I thought that would be an appropriate little gift for them.

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