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ˈɛər i əlariel

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  1. Arielnoun

    Name of the twelfth and brightest moon of the planet Uranus.

    Etymology: From Biblical , meaning "lion of God".

  2. arielnoun

    type of mountain gazelle, native to Arabia

    Etymology: From Biblical , meaning "lion of God".

  3. Arielnoun

    A name for the city of Jerusalem.

    Etymology: From Biblical Hebrew אֲרִיאֵל‎ ( ari'él , literally " lion of God") , a compound of אֲרִי‎ ( arí , " lion") and אֵל‎ ( él , " God") .

  4. Arielnoun

    A male given name from Hebrew, also ascribed to spirits and angels in English literature.

    Etymology: From Biblical Hebrew אֲרִיאֵל‎ ( ari'él , literally " lion of God") , a compound of אֲרִי‎ ( arí , " lion") and אֵל‎ ( él , " God") .

  5. Arielnoun

    A female given name from Hebrew, used mainly since the 1980s.

    "I'm going to name her Ariel," Laura said, ignoring them completely as she stared down at the baby. "The boys like the name because it's the same as the girl in the Little Mermaid movie. And I like it, because it's pretty."

    Etymology: From Biblical Hebrew אֲרִיאֵל‎ ( ari'él , literally " lion of God") , a compound of אֲרִי‎ ( arí , " lion") and אֵל‎ ( él , " God") .

  6. Arielnoun

    The brightest moon of the planet Uranus.

    Etymology: From Biblical Hebrew אֲרִיאֵל‎ ( ari'él , literally " lion of God") , a compound of אֲרִי‎ ( arí , " lion") and אֵל‎ ( él , " God") .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ariel

    alt. of Ariel gazelle

    Etymology: [Heb. aril, perh. confused with E. arial.]


  1. Ariel

    Ariel is the fourth-largest of the 27 known moons of Uranus. Ariel orbits and rotates in the equatorial plane of Uranus, which is almost perpendicular to the orbit of Uranus, and so has an extreme seasonal cycle. It was discovered in October 1851 by William Lassell, and named for a character in two different pieces of literature. As of 2012, much of the detailed knowledge of Ariel derives from a single flyby of Uranus performed by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986, which managed to image around 35% of the moon's surface. There are no active plans at present to return to study the moon in more detail, although various concepts such as Uranus orbiter and probe are proposed from time to time. After Miranda, Ariel is the second-smallest of Uranus' five major rounded satellites, and the second-closest to its planet. Among the smallest of the Solar System's 19 known spherical moons, it is believed to be composed of roughly equal parts ice and rocky material. Like all of Uranus' moons, Ariel probably formed from an accretion disc that surrounded the planet shortly after its formation, and, like other large moons, it is likely differentiated, with an inner core of rock surrounded by a mantle of ice. Ariel has a complex surface consisting of extensive cratered terrain cross-cut by a system of scarps, canyons and ridges. The surface shows signs of more recent geological activity than other Uranian moons, most likely due to tidal heating.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ariel

    ā′ri-el, n. a man's name in the Old Testament, variously explained as 'lion of God,' 'hearth of God:' in later demonology, a water-spirit: an angel: a spirit of the air. [Heb. ariēl.]

  2. Ariel

    ā′ri-el, n. a species of gazelle in Western Asia. [Ar. aryil.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ariel

    an idol of the Moabites, an outcast angel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ariel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ariel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ariel in a Sentence

  1. Ariel Winter:

    I can't even really put it into words about how amazing it feels to really feel right. ariel Winter started to hurt so bad that I couldn't take the pain.

  2. Eric Stonestreet:

    It’s the girls, Ariel, on our show, and Sarah and Sofia, he told FOX411. It’s rough, and people are really super mean, and they’re cowards on social media.

  3. The Prime Minister office:

    We demand the resignation of Ariel Henry as soon as possible... The solution for the crisis is the resignation of Ariel Henry...

  4. Laurie Rimon:

    It was not easy parting with the coin, after all, it is not every day one discovers such an amazing object, but I hope I will see it displayed in a museum in the near future. Related : Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon island in UK countryside It was quickly determined this was not just any coin. It dates to 107 AD and was part of a series of nostalgic coins that Emperor Trajan minted and dedicated to the Roman emperors that ruled before Emperor Trajan. The only other coin of this kind is believed to be the one held by the British Museum. Two other gold coins of this emperor have been registered in the State Treasures, one from Giv ‘ at Shaul near Jerusalem, and the other from the Qiryat Gat region, Donald T. Ariel, head curator of the coin department at the Israel Antiquities Authority, said in a statement. But the details on both are different to those that appear on the coin found by Rimon.

  5. Menachem Klein:

    This is the most right-wing government in Israeli history, much further to the right than the Menachem Begin or Ariel Sharon governments.

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    an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    • A. serendipity
    • B. scholastic
    • C. tingle
    • D. nitrile

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