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angel

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162 in 158 verses (in OT : 57 in 53 verses) (in NT : 105 in 105 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

angeln. [AS. ængel, 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.].
  •  A messenger.  [1913 Webster]
    "The dear good angel of the Spring,
    The nightingale.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A spiritual, celestial being, superior to man in power and intelligence. In the Scriptures the angels appear as God's messengers.  [1913 Webster]
    "O, welcome, pure-eyed Faith, white-handed Hope,
    Thou hovering angel, girt with golden wings.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of a class of “fallen angels;” an evil spirit; as, the devil and his angels.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches.  [1913 Webster]
    "Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Attendant spirit; genius; demon.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An appellation given to a person supposed to be of angelic goodness or loveliness; a darling.  [1913 Webster]
    "When pain and anguish wring the brow,
    A ministering angel thou.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  An ancient gold coin of England, bearing the figure of the archangel Michael. It varied in value from 6s. 8d. to 10s.  Amer. Cyc.  [1913 Webster]
    " Angel is sometimes used adjectively; as, angel grace; angel whiteness."  [1913 Webster]
Angel bed, a bed without posts. -- Angel fish. (Zoöl.) (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 Chætodontidæ. -- 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.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

angel, n.
1 a an attendant or messenger of God. b a conventional representation of this in human form with wings. c an attendant spirit (evil angel; guardian angel). d a member of the lowest order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy (see ORDER).
2 a a very virtuous person. b an obliging person (be an angel and answer the door).
3 an old English coin bearing the figure of the archangel Michael piercing the dragon.
4 sl. a financial backer of an enterprise, esp. in the theatre.
5 an unexplained radar echo.

Idiom
angel cake a very light sponge cake. angel-fish any of various fish, esp. Pterophyllum scalare, with large dorsal and ventral fins. angel-shark = MONKFISH 2. angels-on-horseback a savoury of oysters wrapped in slices of bacon.
Etymology
ME f. OF angele f. eccl.L angelus f. Gk aggelos messenger

THESAURUS

angel

Dionysus, Maecenas, Santa Claus, abettor, admirer, advocate, aficionado, almoner, almsgiver, ancestral spirits, angelology, angels, apologist, archangels, assignor, attendant godling, awarder, babe, baby, baby-doll, backer, bestower, buff, buttercup, champion, cheerful giver, cherub, cherubim, chick, chickabiddy, child, conferrer, consignor, contributor, control, daemon, darling, dear, deary, defender, demon, dependence, doll, dominations, dominions, donator, donor, dove, duck, duckling, encourager, endorser, exponent, fairy godmother, familiar, familiar spirit, fan, favorer, feoffor, financer, friend at court, funder, genius, genius domus, genius loci, giver, good angel, good genius, grantor, great soul, grubstaker, guarantor, guardian, guardian angel, guardian spirit, guide, guru, holy man, hon, honey, honey bunch, honey child, household gods, imparter, infant, innocent, invisible helper, lady bountiful, lamb, lambkin, lares and penates, lares compitales, lares familiaris, lares permarini, lares praestites, lares viales, love, lover, mahatma, mainstay, maintainer, manes, meal ticket, mere child, ministering angel, newborn babe, numen, paranymph, partisan, patron, patroness, penates, pet, petkins, philanthropist, powers, precious, precious heart, presenter, principalities, promoter, protagonist, reliance, rishi, saint, second, seconder, sectary, seraphim, settler, sider, snookums, special providence, sponsor, staker, stalwart, standby, starets, subscriber, sugar, sugar daddy, support, supporter, surety, sustainer, sweet, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweets, sympathizer, testate, testator, testatrix, thrones, totem, tutelar god, tutelary, upholder, virtues, votary, vouchsafer, well-wisher

ROGET THESAURUS

angel

The Drama

N the drama, the stage, the theater, the play, film the film, movies, motion pictures, cinema, cinematography, theatricals, dramaturgy, histrionic art, buskin, sock, cothurnus, Melpomene and Thalia, Thespis, play, drama, stage play, piece, five-act play, tragedy, comedy, opera, vaudeville, comedietta, lever de rideau, interlude, afterpiece, exode, farce, divertissement, extravaganza, burletta, harlequinade, pantomime, burlesque, opera bouffe, ballet, spectacle, masque, drame comedie drame, melodrama, melodrame, comidie larmoyante, sensation drama, tragicomedy, farcical-comedy, monodrame monologue, duologue trilogy, charade, proverbs, mystery, miracle play, musical, musical comedy, western, horse opera, flick, spy film, love story, adventure film, documentary, nature film, pornographic film, smoker, skin flick, X-rated film, act, scene, tableau, induction, introduction, prologue, epilogue, libretto, performance, representation, mise en scene, stagery, jeu de theatre, acting, gesture, impersonation, stage business, gag, buffoonery, light comedy, genteel comedy, low comedy, theater, playhouse, opera house, house, music hall, amphitheater, circus, hippodrome, theater in the round, puppet show, fantoccini, marionettes, Punch and Judy, auditory, auditorium, front of the house, stalls, boxes, pit, gallery, parquet, greenroom, coulisses, flat, drop, drop scene, wing, screen, side scene, transformation scene, curtain, act drop, proscenium, stage, scene, scenery, the boards, trap, mezzanine floor, flies, floats, footlights, offstage, orchestra, theatrical costume, theatrical properties, movie studio, back lot, on location, part, role, character, dramatis personae, repertoire, actor, thespian, player, method actor, stage player, strolling player, stager, performer, mime, mimer, artists, comedian, tragedian, tragedienne, Roscius, star, movie star, star of stage and screen, superstar, idol, sex symbol, supporting actor, supporting cast, ham, hamfatter, masker, pantomimist, clown harlequin, buffo, buffoon, farceur, grimacer, pantaloon, columbine, punchinello, pulcinello, pulcinella, extra, bit- player, walk-on role, cameo appearance, mute, figurante, general utility, super, supernumerary, company, first tragedian, prima donna, protagonist, jeune premier, debutant, debutante, light comedian, genteel comedian, low comedian, walking gentleman, amoroso, heavy father, ingenue, jeune veuve, mummer, guiser, guisard, gysart, masque, mountebank, Jack Pudding, tumbler, posture master, acrobat, contortionist, ballet dancer, ballet girl, chorus singer, coryphee danseuse, property man, costumier, machinist, prompter, call boy, manager, director, stage manager, acting manager, producer, entrepreneur, impresario, backer, investor, angel, dramatic author, dramatic writer, play writer, playwright, dramatist, mimographer, dramatic, theatric, theatrical, scenic, histrionic, comic, tragic, buskined, farcical, tragicomic, melodramatic, operatic, stagy, on the stage, on the boards, on film, before the floats, before an audience, behind the scenes, fere totus mundus exercet histrionem, suit the action to the word, the word to the action, the play's the thing, to wake the soul by tender strokes of art.

Angel

N angel, archangel, guardian angel, heavenly host, host of heaven, sons of God, seraph, seraphim, cherub, cherubim, ministering spirit, morning star, saint, patron saint, Madonna, invisible helpers, angelic, seraphic, cherubic, saintly.

Love

N love, fondness, liking, inclination, regard, dilection, admiration, fancy, affection, sympathy, fellow-feeling, tenderness, heart, brotherly love, benevolence, attachment, yearning, eros, tender passion, amour, gyneolatry, gallantry, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, transport of love, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration, idolatry, Cupid, Venus, myrtle, true lover's knot, love token, love suit, love affair, love tale, love story, the, old story, plighted love, courtship, amourette, free love, maternal love, storge, parental love, young love, puppy love, attractiveness, popularity, favorite, lover, suitor, follower, admirer, adorer, wooer, amoret, beau, sweetheart, inamorato, swain, young man, flame, love, truelove, leman, Lothario, gallant, paramour, amoroso, cavaliere servente, captive, cicisbeo, caro sposo, inamorata, ladylove, idol, darling, duck, Dulcinea, angel, goddess, cara sposa, betrothed, affianced, fiancee, flirt, coquette, amorette, pair of turtledoves, abode of love, agapemone, loving, fond of, taken with, struck with, smitten, bitten, attached to, wedded to, enamored, charmed, in love, love-sick, over head and ears in love, head over heels in love, affectionate, tender, sweet upon, sympathetic, loving, amorous, amatory, fond, erotic, uxorious, ardent, passionate, rapturous, devoted, motherly, loved, beloved well beloved, dearly beloved, dear, precious, darling, pet, little, favorite, popular, congenial, after one's mind, after one's taste, after one's fancy, after one's own heart, to one's mind, to one's taste, to one's fancy, to one's own heart, in one's good graces, dear as the apple of one's eye, nearest to one's heart, lovable, adorable, lovely, sweet, attractive, seductive, winning, charming, engaging, interesting, enchanting, captivating, fascinating, bewitching, amiable, like an angel, amantes amentes, credula res amor est, militat omnis amasius, love conquers all, omnia vincit amor, si vis amari ama, the sweetest joy, the wildest woe.

Good Man

N good man, honest man, worthy, good woman, perfect lady, Madonna, model, paragon, good example, hero, heroine, demigod, seraph, angel, innocent, saint, benefactor, philanthropist, Aristides, noble liver, pattern, brick, trump, gem, jewel, good fellow, prince, diamond in the rough, rough diamond, ugly duckling, salt of the earth, one in ten thousand, one in a million, a gentleman and a scholar, pillar of society, pillar of the community, a man among men, si sic omnes!.


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