verb (used with object), an·geled, an·gel·ing or, esp. British an·gelled, an·gel·ling.
Origin of angel
Related Words for angelguardian, cherub, spirit, archangel, sprite, seraph, beauty, treasure, jewel, paragon, ideal, saint, dear, darling, dream, gem
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Contemporary Examples of angel
Especially not when the display in question includes an angel falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses.In Florida, ’Tis The Season for Satan
December 7, 2014
Lindsay Ellingson, an “angel” for three years, said she had been inspired by Giselle and Heidi Klum.I Got Kicked Out Of The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
December 3, 2014
It was the voice of an angel, but I wanted the face, the photos, the video of the family.The Life of a Liberian Child with Ebola
November 5, 2014
The baby was naturally attracted to the bowlful of gold and jewels, but an angel intervened and pushed his hand to the other bowl.Jon Stewart and 'Meet The Press' Would Have Been One Unhappy Marriage
October 9, 2014
Suppose you actually do have an angel over your shoulder telling you the right thing to do.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral
September 23, 2014
Historical Examples of angel
“If an angel be a messenger of God, I trow he is one,” said Tibble.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
So there is full proof, that she came not from above all at once an angel!
That I am not now; nor have I been from the moment I beheld this angel of a woman.
And an angel still rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.
If a call come to a man in prison it will be by an angel who can let him out.Weighed and Wanting
Word Origin for angel
14c. fusion of Old English engel (with hard -g-) and Old French angele, both from Latin angelus, from Greek angelos "messenger, envoy, one that announces," possibly related to angaros "mounted courier," both from an unknown Oriental word (Watkins compares Sanskrit ajira- "swift;" Klein suggests Semitic sources). Used in Scriptural translations for Hebrew mal'akh (yehowah) "messenger (of Jehovah)," from base l-'-k "to send." An Old English word for it was aerendgast, literally "errand-spirit."
Of persons, "loving; lovely," by 1590s. The medieval gold coin (a new issue of the noble, first struck 1465 by Edward VI) was so called for the image of archangel Michael slaying the dragon, which was stamped on it. It was the coin given to patients who had been "touched" for the King's Evil. Angel food cake is from 1881; angel dust "phencyclidine" is from 1968.