angel

[ eyn-juh l ]
/ ˈeɪn dʒəl /

noun

verb (used with object), an·geled, an·gel·ing or, esp. British an·gelled, an·gel·ling.

Informal. to provide financial backing for: Two wealthy friends angeled the Broadway revival of his show.

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Origin of angel

before 950; 1890–95 for def 9; Middle English a(u)ngel (< Anglo-French, Old French) < Late Latin angelus < New Testament Greek ángelos messenger of God, special use of Greek ángelos messenger; replacing Old English engel < Latin, as above

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Definition for angel (2 of 2)

Angel
[ eyn-juh l; Spanish ahn-hel ]
/ ˈeɪn dʒəl; Spanish ɑnˈhɛl /

noun

a male or female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for angel

angel
/ (ˈeɪndʒəl) /

noun

Word Origin for angel

Old English, from Late Latin angelus, from Greek angelos messenger
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