What does archangel mean?

Definitions for archangelˈɑrkˌeɪn dʒəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. archangel(noun)

    an angel ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy

  2. garden angelica, archangel, Angelica Archangelica(noun)

    a biennial cultivated herb; its stems are candied and eaten and its roots are used medicinally


  1. archangel(Noun)

    A powerful angel that leads many other angels, but is still loyal to a deity. (Judeo-Christian examples: Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel).

  2. archangel(Noun)

    In Christian angelology, an archangel is an angel from the third level or choir of angels, ranked above virtues and below powers.

  3. Archangel(ProperNoun)

    A city in northwest Russia.

  4. Origin: From Latin archangelus, from ἀρχάγγελος from Ancient Greek prefix

Webster Dictionary

  1. Archangel(noun)

    a chief angel; one high in the celestial hierarchy

  2. Archangel(noun)

    a term applied to several different species of plants (Angelica archangelica, Lamium album, etc.)

  3. Origin: [L. archangelus, Gr. 'archa`ggelos: cf. OF. archangel, F. archange. See Arch-, pref., and Angel.]


  1. Archangel

    An archangel is an angel of high rank. Beings similar to archangels are found in a number of religious traditions; but the word "archangel" itself is usually associated with the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Michael and Gabriel are recognized as archangels in Judaism, Islam, and by most Christians. The Book of Tobit—recognized in the Catholic and Orthodox Bibles, but considered apocryphal by Protestants—mentions Raphael, who is also considered to be an archangel. The archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are venerated in the Roman Catholic Church with a feast on September 29 and in Orthodox on November 21. The named archangels in Islam are Gabriel, Michael, Israfil and Azrael. Jewish literature, such as the Book of Enoch, mentions Metatron as an archangel, called the "highest of the angels," though the acceptance of this angel is not canonical in all branches of the faith. In Zoroastrianism, sacred texts allude to the six great Amesha Spenta of Ahura Mazda. Some branches of the faiths mentioned have identified a group of seven Archangels, but the actual angels vary, depending on the source. Raphael, Gabriel, and Michael are always mentioned; the other archangels vary, but most commonly include Uriel as well, who is mentioned in the book 2 Esdras.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Archangel

    ärk-ān′jel, n. an angel of the highest order.—adj. Archangel′ic. [Arch, chief, and Angel.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Archangel

    the oldest seaport of Russia, on the Dvina, near its mouth, on the White Sea, is accessible to navigation from July to October, is connected with the interior by river and canal, and has a large trade in flax, timber, tallow, and tar.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of archangel in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of archangel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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