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Meaning of ANGEL

Pronunciation:  'eynjul, 'eynjul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the highest waterfall; has more than one leap; flow varies seasonally
  2. [n]  spiritual being attendant upon God
  3. [n]  invests in a theatrical production
  4. [n]  person of exceptional holiness
 

ANGEL is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: Angel Falls, backer, holy man, holy person, saint
 
 See Also: archangel, Buddha, cherub, divine messenger, fakeer, fakir, falls, faqir, faquir, good person, guardian angel, guardian spirit, patron, Republic of Venezuela, seraph, spiritual being, sponsor, supernatural being, supporter, Venezuela, waterfall, wing

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An"gel\, n. [AS. [ae]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.]
1. A messenger. [R.]

         The dear good angel of the Spring, The nightingale.
                                               --B. Jonson.

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

         O, welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope, Thou
         hovering angel, girt with golden wings. --Milton.

3. One of a class of ``fallen angels;'' an evil spirit; as,
   the devil and his angels.

4. A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic
   churches. [Archaic]

         Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write.
                                               --Rev. ii. 1.

5. Attendant spirit; genius; demon. --Shak.

6. An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic
   goodness or loveliness; a darling.

         When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering
         angel thou.                           --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

7. (Numis.) An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the
   figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from
   6s. 8d. to 10s. --Amer. Cyc.

Note: Angel is sometimes used adjectively; as, angel grace;
      angel whiteness.

{Angel bed}, a bed without posts.

{Angel fish}. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A species of shark ({Squatina angelus}) from six to
       eight feet long, found on the coasts of Europe and
       North America. It takes its name from its pectoral
       fins, which are very large and extend horizontally
       like wings when spread.
   (b) One of several species of compressed, bright colored
       fishes warm seas, belonging to the family
       {Ch[ae]todontid[ae]}.

{Angel gold}, standard gold. [Obs.] --Fuller.

{Angel shark}. See {Angel fish}.

{Angel shot} (Mil.), a kind of chain shot.

{Angel water}, a perfumed liquid made at first chiefly from
   angelica; afterwards containing rose, myrtle, and
   orange-flower waters, with ambergris, etc. [Obs.]

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

A single address space, micro-kernel operating system for multiprocessor computers, developed at imperial college and city university, London, UK.

[Ariel Burton]

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming of angels will have a profound impact on your life. Holy, pure, divine, they are trying to convey an important message to you: they might bring more spirituality, joy, and peace to your life, if you have a clear consciousness. If it is not the case, they might remind you that it is time for you to think about your choices and actions, do you need to make things better? Three angels have a great symbolic signigication, try to listen to their message, it must have a holy dimension to it.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

a word signifying, both in the Hebrew and Greek, a "messenger," and hence employed to denote any agent God sends forth to execute his purposes. It is used of an ordinary messenger (Job 1:14: 1 Sam. 11:3; Luke 7:24; 9:52), of prophets (Isa. 42:19; Hag. 1:13), of priests (Mal. 2:7), and ministers of the New Testament (Rev. 1:20).

It is also applied to such impersonal agents as the pestilence (2 Sam. 24:16, 17; 2 Kings 19:35), the wind (Ps. 104:4).

But its distinctive application is to certain heavenly intelligences whom God employs in carrying on his government of the world. The name does not denote their nature but their office as messengers. The appearances to Abraham at Mamre (Gen. 18:2, 22. Comp. 19:1), to Jacob at Peniel (Gen. 32:24, 30), to Joshua at Gilgal (Josh. 5:13, 15), of the Angel of the Lord, were doubtless manifestations of the Divine presence, "foreshadowings of the incarnation," revelations before the "fulness of the time" of the Son of God.

(1.) The existence and orders of angelic beings can only be discovered from the Scriptures. Although the Bible does not treat of this subject specially, yet there are numerous incidental details that furnish us with ample information. Their personal existence is plainly implied in such passages as Gen. 16:7, 10, 11; Judg. 13:1-21; Matt. 28:2-5; Heb. 1:4, etc.

These superior beings are very numerous. "Thousand thousands," etc. (Dan. 7:10; Matt. 26:53; Luke 2:13; Heb. 12:22, 23). They are also spoken of as of different ranks in dignity and power (Zech. 1:9, 11; Dan. 10:13; 12:1; 1 Thess. 4:16; Jude 1:9; Eph. 1:21; Col. 1:16).

(2.) As to their nature, they are spirits (Heb. 1:14), like the soul of man, but not incorporeal. Such expressions as "like the angels" (Luke 20:36), and the fact that whenever angels appeared to man it was always in a human form (Gen. 18:2; 19:1, 10; Luke 24:4; Acts 1:10), and the titles that are applied to them ("sons of God," Job 1:6; 38:7; Dan. 3:25; comp. 28) and to men (Luke 3:38), seem all to indicate some resemblance between them and the human race. Imperfection is ascribed to them as creatures (Job 4:18; Matt. 24:36; 1 Pet. 1:12). As finite creatures they may fall under temptation; and accordingly we read of "fallen angels." Of the cause and manner of their "fall" we are wholly ignorant. We know only that "they left their first estate" (Matt. 25:41; Rev. 12:7,9), and that they are "reserved unto judgement" (2 Pet. 2:4). When the manna is called "angels' food," this is merely to denote its excellence (Ps. 78:25). Angels never die (Luke 20:36). They are possessed of superhuman intelligence and power (Mark 13:32; 2 Thess. 1:7; Ps. 103:20). They are called "holy" (Luke 9:26), "elect" (1 Tim. 5:21). The redeemed in glory are "like unto the angels" (Luke 20:36). They are not to be worshipped (Col. 2:18; Rev. 19:10).

(3.) Their functions are manifold. (a) In the widest sense they are agents of God's providence (Ex. 12:23; Ps. 104:4; Heb. 11:28; 1 Cor. 10:10; 2 Sam. 24:16; 1 Chr. 21:16; 2 Kings 19:35; Acts 12:23). (b) They are specially God's agents in carrying on his great work of redemption. There is no notice of angelic appearances to man till after the call of Abraham. From that time onward there are frequent references to their ministry on earth (Gen. 18; 19; 24:7, 40; 28:12; 32:1). They appear to rebuke idolatry (Judg. 2:1-4), to call Gideon (Judg. 6:11, 12), and to consecrate Samson (13:3). In the days of the prophets, from Samuel downward, the angels appear only in their behalf (1 Kings 19:5; 2 Kings 6:17; Zech. 1-6; Dan. 4:13, 23; 10:10, 13, 20, 21).

The Incarnation introduces a new era in the ministrations of angels. They come with their Lord to earth to do him service while here. They predict his advent (Matt. 1:20; Luke 1:26-38), minister to him after his temptation and agony (Matt. 4:11; Luke 22:43), and declare his resurrection and ascension (Matt. 28:2-8; John 20:12, 13; Acts 1:10, 11). They are now ministering spirits to the people of God (Heb. 1:14; Ps. 34:7; 91:11; Matt. 18:10; Acts 5:19; 8:26; 10:3; 12:7; 27:23). They rejoice over a penitent sinner (Luke 15:10). They bear the souls of the redeemed to paradise (Luke 16:22); and they will be the ministers of judgement hereafter on the great day (Matt. 13:39, 41, 49; 16:27; 24:31). The passages (Ps. 34:7, Matt. 18:10) usually referred to in support of the idea that every individual has a particular guardian angel have no such meaning. They merely indicate that God employs the ministry of angels to deliver his people from affliction and danger, and that the angels do not think it below their dignity to minister even to children and to the least among Christ's disciples.

The "angel of his presence" (Isa. 63:9. Comp. Ex. 23:20, 21; 32:34; 33:2; Num. 20:16) is probably rightly interpreted of the Messiah as the guide of his people. Others have supposed the expression to refer to Gabriel (Luke 1:19).

 
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